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?