By now it was past midnight. I'd say about 12:20am. Kmart was pretty dead. Not crowded at all. Which made me happy because I could shop in peace without the store being packed to the gills. I had a very tiny list for Kmart. I got what was on my list and left quickly.
Next was the Payless grocery store at Micronesia Mall. It's open 24 hours, and we knew that, so it was perfect. Got to shop in a quiet store, I had my list. Sure, there were 100's of other things I wanted to get. But space in the suitcase is limited and there's also a weight limit. So, I just stuck to my list. After shopping at Payless, we were done. By now it was 2:00am. We went to Denny's, my dad had an omelet, hashbrown and toast and coffee. Branden had the chicken nuggets and fries. And I had no meal, I just had the mozzarella cheese sticks and marinara for dipping. After that, we headed back to my dad's place. I have my own room there. So, Branden slept for a few hours. I didn't sleep, I just laid down for a bit, then watched TV. I had my dad drop me off at the airport a little early. And we said goodbye. Thanks dad for picking us up and staying awake and for driving us to the store and to Kmart, I really appreciated it. You rock dad. : )
Our flight left at 10am. I was at the airport at 7am. B slept on the bench after I got our tickets and while out suitcases were going through the X-ray machines or whatever. : ) He just laid down for about 5 minutes. Then we went through customs and that was that.
The suitcases before they went into the X-ray machine. And I had to buy that little portable Guam travel bag for a few bucks to hold the cereal and 2 plastic pumpkins. And the Kmart bag held the other 2 pumpkins. : )
At 7am, no crowds.
And at like 7:10 the crowds starting pouring in. Good thing we got our ticket right away, phew. : )
From midnight to 7am, is when we were in Guam and at 10 is when we were on our way back to Japan. Just a few hours and we accomplished so much. We arrived back in Japan at 1pm. And were home by 1:30pm. It was all so fast, lol. At Sunday at 1:30pm I was in Japan and yet on Monday at 1:30pm I was in Japan too. Yet we had that little trip snuck right in there. Definitely the shortest trip to Guam ever for me!!! LOL. Now that I know I can make trips like this, I might pop over there a little more frequently now. Who knows. : )
Just a few breakfast things. Cereal, gotta love that Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch cereal and Lucky Charms. : ) And some toaster waffles.
Stocked up on another party size lasagna and some manicotti. The boys and I ate the manicotti already, we had that for lunch one day this week.
Still have the giant lasagna dad brought us and so, we now have 2 monster lasagnas in the freezer. I am planning to bake one in October and the other one, we'll hold onto and enjoy in November. : )
Pepperoni for pizza making. Now we don't have to worry if we will run out now. Phew. Frozen burritos and corn tortillas for tostada or enchilada making this coming Fall.
Pumpkin pie filling, and we also have 1 other can here at the house, so we have 3 cans of the pumpkin for pie. The evaporated milk for the pies and also need some evaporated milk for that amazing macaroni and cheese recipe I got off the Martha Stewart web site. Can't wait to make that. Chicken gravy and turkey gravy. Stuffing, sure I can make homemade like the rest of us can. But this just makes my life easier and sure I add my own flavorings and stuff in it too. : ) Pumpkin pie spice, already have 1, but worried about running out. Brown gravy and mushroom gravy for meat loaf or roasts I plan to make over the colder month's. Just a few things.
Syrup for waffles or pancakes. I like the buttery flavored one. Ravioli, noodle soup mixes. Puddings and cake mixes.
Some Halloween candy for the boys. Not gobs just a few. And Noboru wanted me to bring 4 of these jack o lantern type pumpkins. You know the kind we carry candy in basically. Anyway he wants to do a decorating/crafting project with this and so, I sure did lug 4 big pumpkin heads to Japan, just for my hubby. : )
We still have half a case of the movie theater popcorn we have at home, so, I just got 18 extra packs, that way we won't run out this Fall. Hopefully. : ) Choco chips for cookies and some M&M baking bits for cookies we will surely be baking this fall. We already have a few packs, but like I said, this is just to make sure we won't run out. Some spicy corn nuts and some hot tamales. : ) Again not gobs of stuff or anything, space was limited like I said, but just got a few things we needed. : )
And the last picture of what B and I lugged back to Japan. This is the stuff that came from Kmart. Yup, things in my cart were teeny tiny at Kmart, Just toilet deodorizer. 3 packs of undies for B. So 6 pairs of undies for Branden now, phew, if your recall, I just threw a whole batch of his outgrown ones. And it was a relief to get him some new ones, in size 8-10. 3 magazines. A pack of tampons, I have a few boxes already, just wanted to stock up, is all. : ) 1 children's fever reducer. Again I already have 3 boxes at home. It's just for peace of mind. Especially with this swine flu going around. Know what I mean. : ) And yes, we are getting our family their flu shots this year, both regular flu shots and H1N1 shots (hopefully) as well. Toothpaste and 1 bottle of body wash and 1 bottle of body scrub. Did I tell you, I had 2 ladies in the body wash aisle talking my ear off. They were Kmart employees and stocking that aisle when I walked in it. I said to Branden, "Branden can you look for something like vanilla or something that says moisturizing" with winter coming no more lemony or citrus body washes for us now. He said okay and started looking and so did I. The lady heard us and steps in a little closer. And she says..."excuse me, are you looking for a vanilla body wash?" I said, yup. And smiled. Then she says, "you know Olay makes a vanilla one now." Hmm friendly lady I thought. And I said really? And she opened it and I smelled it. That smells nice I said. Then she says, we also have 2 other vanilla ones. And so I sniffed, she sniffed, Branden sniffed. So now comes another gal. She walks into the aisle and over hears us all and then says, "oh yeah, try this" She said this coconut body scrub smells fantastic. I am really picky about coconut scents, some smell good... some smell fake. I can't explain it really. But anyway I smelled it and oh my god! It smelled delicious. So, I ended up not getting any body wash with a vanilla scent after all. Doesn't that just figure? I got the St Ives, shea butter and oatmeal one that I love, because it smells divine and I also got the coconut scrub that one lady rec'd because she was right, it did smell fantastic. : ) My dad, was meanwhile walking around Kmart just looking around. Anyway, we got onto the airplane. man those business seats are comfy, they lay down to a bed. Branden slept the whole way back to Japan. And I watched "I love you man" with Paul Rudd. Oh my god, what an amazing movie. Oh yeah, I forget, I saw the movie the Duchess, with Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, coming back from Hawaii this Summer. Amazing movie as well. I only remember that now because the movie is out or almost coming out on DVD rental for us here in Japan soon. Anyway sorry the Duchess movie got me off point. Ha ha ha. Where was I? Oh yes, so I watched. I Love You Man" And then I ate my meal. And then I went to sleep for about an hour. Next thing you know, I heard the captain making the announcement that we were starting our descent. I woke up. Woke up B. And by now Branden had slept really well. With sleeping 3 hours at my dad's and 3 hours in the plane. He wasn't so tired. I was meanwhile pretty exhausted. : )
Hubby and Noah picked us up and were waiting for us at the airport. I was pretty happy to see them. But then we just saw each other the day before, lol. : ) We got home. Branden's friends were wildly waiting for B to get back, as soon as the MPV pulled up, we had two of his friends come over on their bikes. B jumped on his bike and went to go play until 5pm. I meanwhile unpacked it all. Noboru told me flat out....."I missed you" Noah missed me tons as well. Geeze it was only a day. Not even a full day. Ha ha ha, and yes it was nice to be missed. I took a few pics threw the stuff into the freezer, fridge or wherever it belonged. : ) Hubby defrosted the meat that morning and he had cut all the veggies after I got home and then he prepared the kimchee nabe while I lay on the couch. He told me to lay on the couch though, he knew how tired I was. I was exhausted but happy I went. Noboru was over the moon that I picked up his pumpkin heads. And so that was that. : ) Anyway that's my tale of the shortest trip to Guam....for me anyways. : )