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Best Laid Plans - Oh Well

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Today I thought I was going to kick back in the park with Spud the Pug (my dog) and a good book. So, after my Boot Camp workout, I had all my snacks packed with Spud knowing we were about to walk out the door, when the phone rang and I was reminded of a date I had made earlier in the week with my DGS.

He called to say that after his recital rehersal his mom would be dropping him off for our date. So, I traded a day of lazing with a good book and my dog for a day with my DGS. And guess what? It turned out to be just what I needed.

We went to the Y for Family Swim; he swam, I water jogged, and then we swam. We had the lunch I had planned on taking to the park and FINALLY took Spud for a nice walk in the park. After taking Spud back home we went to the library. Every 3rd Saturday chldren are given the opportunity to read to service dogs. He read the same book to each and every one of the dogs there.

By this time we were ready for dinner and a movie and I still haven't picked up my book that I was so looking forward to. Would I rather have read the book than spend time with my sugar-lump? I don't think so!!!

Prior to SparkPeople we would have had our date at McDonalds where he could play in the tubes and video games (they have it like that, okay?) while I read and ate, and ate, and ate for two or three hours. Instead we had healthy snacks at the pool, a healthy lunch with more exercise, a relaxing dinner and a movie.

My best laid plans were not meant to be; however, had I not planned my day could have been... Well let's not go there, okay?

MARY
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  • NANNIESCHICKEN
    spending time with your DGS -- PRICELESS!
    3473 days ago
  • LAINYE
    It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I am glad you got to do all of that with you grandson.
    The book club meeting is not til next week so you have plenty of time to read! Children grow up so fast, that it pays to enjoy them while we can.

    Lainye
    3474 days ago
  • DOREENKNIGHT64
    The book will still be there tomorrow. You made the best choice - people aren't always there, and children grow up and change.
    3475 days ago
  • MELODYF67
    It sounds like an awesome day! You ate well, got in some fitness, and totally enjoyed your sugar-lump LOL Sounds like a perfect day to me!
    3475 days ago
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