Saturday, June 28, 2008

Dad's Visit

Today, I saw my dad for the first time in a really long time. My dad and I have never had a good relationship, so I was really concerned about today's visit. However, it went a lot better than I expected it to go!!

First, we went to the Olive Garden, one of my absolute favorite restaurants ever. I had the unlimitted soup, salad, and breadsticks, and it was great! I had a fantastic dessert - Terremisu (I probably didn't spell that right!).

We headed to Wal-Mart where I got cat litter for my kitties and some chicken patties :)

After we went home and dropped the leftover food and chicken off, we headed to the mall to play Glo Golf, but once we got there, we discovered the golf shut down earlier in the month! That was disappointing because I can see that golf course better than regular mini golf courses. However, we got a wheelchair from the info desk and Dave wheeled me around the bookstore while Marie and my dad looked for some books for Marie's daughter. I was very tempted to buy a Jodi Picoult book - she's my favorite author.

We sat at the cafe in the bookstore after Marie made her puchase and I had some pain pills with a snack because I was in a significant amount of pain again. I showed my dad and Marie several pictures of my cats, and they seemed to enjoy seeing them. I think my dad enjoys seeing his former kitty, Milita, a kitty he let me take when I moved here from his house.

Then, we returned the wheelchair and found another mini golf course, just a regular one though. It was frustrating for me at times because I couldn't see my ball on the course, especially when it got darker outside.

We finally headed to Dairy Queen where I had a waffle bowl, something I've wanted to try since it came out a month or so ago. Dad and Marie also had a waffle bowl, and Dave had a strawberry sundae :)

All in all, I was in significant pain at times, but I think my dad's eyes were opened some to how much this pain effects me every signle day. I hope so anyway. Things went better than I expected, so I'm quite happy with today's events.

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