I left home at 9am yesterday and got back at 4pm. Taking my mom places is kind of exhausting, LOL. First off the "make an appt" at the driver's license office (that took a month to get) apparently is more of "you now have an appt for today, get here and wait". We waited over an hour for her 11am appointment. Got out of there around 12:20 and then decided to get Wendy's for lunch. Of course the drive thru line is out the parking lot, but we got in line and it moved really fast (usually this place is pretty quick). When I got to the pay window the young guy looked back out to see the line still out to the parking lot entrance and said "it's been like this for 2 hours!" I said, well you guys are doing a great job moving the line fast. We went over to the Target parking lot (our next stop) and ate our lunch.
My mom is a sllooooww mover, haha. Little tiny little baby steps, so it takes three times as long to get around. While we were waiting at the DOL I took a look at her list of what she needed to get. She had on it Advil. Well, I know we just bought a bottle at our last trip. Then she had on the list "sleeping pills". oh goodness. I thought I had gotten past that one (ie the Tyelonol or Advil PM's), so I reminded her the doctor said she can't take those OTC "sleeping pills" anymore and if she needs a sleeping pill we can have the doctor prescribe something that is more suitable for her, than benadryl. Then of course she says "oh, I'm sleeping ok, I don't really need them". After Target we went to the feed store and did my curbside pickup of some layer pellets and then I filled my car up with gas.
By the time we got back to her place and checked in, it was almost 2. I stayed until 2:30. For some reason she keeps asking me (on phone past week or two) something about "medicare cuts are being made next year, make sure you have your parts a and b". In her little notes she writes, I found like 2 or 3 with this written down, but I don't know where she's hearing it from. No emails that I see and no mail. Maybe a tv commercial she keeps hearing, I'm guessing. I tossed the notes out, so maybe she'll quit getting reminded of it.
I still had a few more stops to make. I needed to go to Home Depot for a gallon of paint and roller brushes. Then I needed to find a liquor store to get the vodka for my vanilla extract. Maps on my phone showed down on the corner of her street. I pull in (traffic was awful) and it looks to be under remodel but sign says still open. After I park I see the sign that says the casino part is open but the liquor store part has moved to another address. Ugh. I knew there was another liquor store down a ways so I got back out into the traffic and went down there. Got 2 5th's of vodka for like $14 total. Last stop was I went through the car wash.
After the burger and fries lunch I wasn't super hungry for dinner, let alone didn't feel like making a big meal. I defrosted some hamburger meat and just made DH nacho's with taco meat, cheese, onion and tomato. Later I had a bowl of cereal.
DH got to collect the eggs yesterday. Isn't it fun?! I asked him. haha. He got 3 eggs, not 4. I checked one last time before I closed their door, but I'm thinking we missed one. This morning, after they hadn't been up too long and I went to give them their bread treat, I found one kinda off to the corner of the nest box, almost all the way under the straw bedding and it was cold (it got down in 40's last night). We'll see how many we got today :)
This morning I get a few hours to myself (well, still gotta work, but still....) as DH has to go into the city. I'm kinda hoping maybe he'll decide since he's all the way there, he might as well stop by and visit with his brother......a girl can hope, haha.