It's officially the first day of summer....although it doesn't feel like it at all. The weather's been cold, gloomy, and drizzly for the past week. It's strange.

Today, Aric, Ashlyn, and I ventured into Westminster for lunch at Lee's Sandwiches. Being in Westminster made me feel oddly at-home (as it's very similar to parts of San Jose). After lunch we went to the 99¢ Only Store across the way.

It never ceases to amaze me how certain items can be sold for less than a dollar when it's being sold for 2-5 times the amount elsewhere. We picked out some books, markers, and a doodling pad for Ashlyn...I got some THANK YOU cards, N*SYNC fridge magnets (hehe), waxed paper, air fresheners, and juice...and Aric got some WD-40, Scotch tape refills, dental floss, glass wipes, and car cleaning accessories. It was such a steal!
I've noticed that even though everything is 99¢...at times, it's not always bargain...take for instance half-liters of drinking water (2 bottles for 99¢). If you buy a case of water, it comes out to $5.94 (over a dollar than that at Costco). Oh, and then you have some items that have NO business being sold for less than a dollar, period!...take for instance, wine. As Aric and I came across the wine section, we just looked at one another with raised brows. I didn't even bother to see if it was corked or had a screw cap. All I know is, you can't even get Boone's for that cheap. Buying a 99¢ bottle of wine is like begging for a splitting headache. That would guarantee to give you a bad buzz. =T

Ashlyn wanted to ride one of those coin-operated rides outside. We put her on a horse, and the minute it started moving, she got all freaked out. She didn't cry or anything, but you could totally see it in her eyes. She sat frozen and stiff throughout the entire ride. =P She wanted to ride the Batmobile next, and wasn't nearly so terrified. hehehe

Afterwards, Aric and I went to a market in Garden Grove for groceries, then went home.

Tonight was relaxing. Aric and I made dinner at home, watched TV, and played with Ashlyn.
Today was a nice day. G'Nite!

Aric and Ashlyn

petrified Ashlyn


Ashlyn's pics of the day

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