Friday, November 23, 2012
The weather was strange, my mood was odd and it ended up with tomorrow's plans all switched around.
The weather started out rainy, cleared up for a while, got cloudy and very windy, and the temperature dropped like a rock. In fact it is snowing a little bit now. I managed to get in a fair amount of walking, but not as much as I had planned. I walked 6.5 miles total today. That is still a decent amount, but I had planned on closer to 10 miles for the day. Cooper doesn't like the rain though so our one walk was shorter than usual. That is okay I have been putting a lot of mileage on the pup this week. He won't get walked much tomorrow though as plans have altered.
My mood... was well, a little off. I think the gray weather is what does it to me. My dad said I should start taking Vitamin D again, since I am not getting as much sun exposure. I probably will, as it seemed to help last winter. As long as the off kilter days don't outnumber my good days I guess I am doing okay.
Tomorrow's plan was a trip to the farmer's market, followed by lunch with my parents, before heading home to hopefully walk the dog a nice long walk in the afternoon. But my brother's dog is dying, and might not make it through the night. So, he and my niece are on their way back from her mother's house, so my brother can be with his dog, Parker. That means my niece needs a ride to Buffalo in the morning... early. I am the obvious choice for that chore. So, I will drop the dog off with my parents, drive to Buffalo and back, hopefully early enough that I can stop at the farmer's market and the library before going back to my parents' place. I am hoping I make it back in time for lunch, but that might be pushing things a bit much. All that means is that my dad will be walking my dog in the morning. That is an hour of exercise that I would normally count on. I feel bad for my brother. It wasn't that long ago that my cat died, so I can empathize. Parker is quite elderly and decrepit though, so it isn't a big surprise. It will still hurt.
I am hoping for a better start to next week.