Long Day

We went to church this morning and then shopping after – Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, and Herb Philipson’s. Then we came home and Robbie went up for a nap. I went back out to do the grocery shopping for the week. I kind of missed having Ryan along – he usually bags the groceries when we check out. But that’s ok – I managed, and he got to start watching the NASCAR race. I joined him when I got home, and I got some stitching done.

Dinner was ready when we got Robbie up from his nap – I did a roast in the crockpot with taters and carrots and onion and garlic. It was really good. I love my crockpot – just put the food in, turn it on, and forget about it until suppertime! Then we walked to the park to play for a while. There were a lot of kids there, including some big kids (middle school age) that didn’t really need to be there. Of course, there were not nearly enough parents around for the number of kids there, but what else is new? Then we thought we’d walk down to the little bakery that also has ice cream, but they’re closed on Sunday. So we walked home a different way and we had popsicles. After Robbie went to bed, we finished watching the race (we Tivo’ed it) and I stitched more.

I had formation at 11:30 for another troop return ceremony. This was the biggest one I’ve played – probably 300-500 soldiers. The waiting family members applauded the band LOUDLY during our pre-music. It was almost like we were playing a concert! The ceremony itself was short and now I’m home and heading to bed. Gotta get up early to go start my training tomorrow (later today).

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