|Picnic at Balboa Park|
|You will never guess what he was actually doing|
After my parents moved to Vegas I was happy to find out that they had decided to come back every four months for my Dad's Doctor's appointments at UCSD Medical Center. My dad can see a doctor there who knows about kidney's but not one who does kidney transplants and is used to seeing patients that have had one, so they decided it was worth it for that reason alone to make the drive three times a year. Plus, they get to see me. The timing for this appointment couldn't have been better since I had Friday and Monday off for President's Day. The weather couldn't have been any better either so we decided to take advantage of it and do a Picnic at Balboa Park. Valentine's Day was a footnote. We went to dinner that night just to go, but we are not big Valentine's Day people so despite the parade of Red and Pink on social media and the random gift shops that popped up in gas station parking lots selling tacky stuffed animals and garish balloons it was just another date night for us. I didn't even get a picture and MJ forgot his wallet!
My mom and I spent an entire day running errands and we were in Kohl's so long that by the time we came out we were shocked to see that the sun had gone down but we knew exactly what happened. We are REALLY slow shoppers! By the time we finished we were starving. I made a Chipotle run while my mom ran into the Grocery store to get Ice cream sandwiches for my dad. I was sitting in my car waiting for her. She sent me a text message asking me what kind of Girl Scout cookies I wanted. I knew I wanted the Peanut Butter Patties not to be confused with Peanut Butter Sandwich but I couldn't remember the exact name so I checked. A Girl Scout asked me if I would like some cookies and I said, "My mom is coming to buy them, I just wasn't sure what kind." Tagalongs, I texted her back. When she got into the car with the cookies she told me as soon she said she wanted Tagalongs one of the girl scouts said, "Oh, your daughter was here, asking about these." We laughed when I told her I felt about 12 years old saying that my mom is buying them no matter how old I get have to admit that sometimes I like that. When you are an adult ensconced in bill paying, laundry, doing and fitting it all in when you are not at work it's nice to feel like a kid again sometimes. Up to and including your dad driving you nuts because that is what he does, but loving him anyway.
We shopped. We went to the movies. We cooked spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. And then sooner then you can believe it the weekend is over and you are back at work, but it was so much fun while it lasted.