Tuesday, September 03, 2013
What a strange day. I ended up walking with just my two nieces and Cooper. Two of the girls who were supposed to walk with us were getting braces at the dentist, another was sick, and the mom and her three girls said they would meet us on campus, but not WHERE on campus they would meet us, so I had no idea where they ended up. Oh well. Cooper enjoyed himself. Thursday I just have one niece, Allegra, walking with me. Then I will drive her out to the farm in time to take a car full to a homeschoolers picnic.
So, I got my walk this morning, then went out to my parents' farm to pick up mom and take care her to the wound clinic. When I got there she was cleaning the wounds on her legs and dressing them. Yikes! I had never seen them before. They are horrible!! And she says they are much better than what they were a week ago. OMG... I hadn't realized exactly how badly she had neglected her health. I know she says she lost 75 pounds of water weight since she got out of the hospital, and that is very significant, but those wounds on her legs are much more dramatic. All the more reason for me to move in with them. And she is still making noises about starting to drive again. I can't think of a worse idea.
Anyways... we made a few stops after the clinic. A couple grocery stores we don't normally get to because they are too far away for making a quick trip, and the outfitters, so I could pay for my boat rental for the end to end challenge coming up in a couple weeks. Got back to the farm and took in the groceries. Turns out Cooper did NOT enjoy being tied out on the lead by himself for a couple of hours. My brother, Jeremy, was the first home and he said Cooper was barking hysterically and shivering, so he wrapped him in a sweater and cuddled him for a while. Cooper promptly fell asleep in his arms. Cooper seemed fine by the time mom and I got home. Jeremy and I decided to go watch the crazy man who decided to go kayaking on the Lake this evening. It was a very windy day, so there was no way either one of us was launching. I wouldn't take a 12 foot boat out in those conditions, and Jeremy doesn't have a spray skirt yet (it is on order). So, Cooper and Jeremy and I went for a brisk walk on the beach. First to just check conditions and then to make it out to where the crazy man was surfing his kayak. He caught one wave that whitecapped over his stern and actually submerged to bow of his boat. He yelled something while he was doing that, but I couldn't tell if it was a "wahoo" or an "uh oh"! Turns out it was both. We were getting ready to leave and Cooper discovered waves. He started barking at them and trying to bite them. Of course the poor dog got wet. Silly pup.
So, I just got home...
I have time to eat dinner, wash up, (and I need to shave my legs), and finish the book I took with me to read in the waiting room at the wound clinic this morning. Then I am off to bed. I get to sleep in tomorrow, as I have no commitments until 4pm when Jeremy picks us up for kayaking.
Despite all the driving and spectating I managed to keep my fitness streak alive another day. That was Day 714. It is getting close to that goal of 731 days (don't forget we had a leap year).