Troy is not here this week. The college his dad works at is closed for spring break. It was a beautiful day for a ride in the sunshine so Ben, Hannah and I decided to go to the mall. I checked out a cool toy store and decided to buy something. I'm still a kid at heart, I love toys, and I have little grandsons, so I bought some Cutting Food to play with Josh. Sara and Alysa checked it out after school and it passed the kid test. (I knew it would.) I hope Josh likes it too. He should be here tomorrow night and we'll check it out.
I rarely ever go to the mall and I didn't have much to spend, but there was something I wanted to find in JC Penney. I wasn't sure which department to look in so I wandered through the women's department, into the men's and on into housewares. As I went I looked at the salespeople and listened for a familiar voice. I rounded the corner into home furnishings and heard the voice I was searching for. It was my cousin, Diana. We both smiled, gave each other a hug, and chatted for a little bit between customers. She doesn't live too far from me but I rarely see my cousins so it was fun to fnd her there.
On the way home we stopped at Wendy's for some lunch. Lunch at Wendy's is pretty standard when we head out to the mall. I had a Chicken BLT salad and a drink. Ben chose a Number 6 meal, Spicy Chicken, and Hannah went for the dollar menu, a bacon cheeseburger, fries and vanilla Frosty. I taught her well.