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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Here I am 44 years old, and honestly, sometimes I think I'm still a kid.

It was more challenging today to get exercise in because I had to run errands that took a few hours but I was determined to stick to my guns about exercising.

So at 4:o0 this afternoon, I knew there was only so much daylight left. My daughter is so sweet to go walking with me. She says it's because she wants to encourage me, but I think she enjoys it too. There are so many cool things for a kid to check out down our country road. Things like a couple old, deteriorating houses, a graveyard, a few dirt roads that lead into fields, deer, squirrels. Since we homeschool, she is always interested in all the trees, their leaves and especially bugs. I swear she will be an entomologist someday.

We end up finding some discarded soda bottles (I wish the college kids would not trash our road) and just start kicking them down the road. We were getting so much exercise zig zagging across the road when the bottles would 'jank', we had to run to catch up to them to chase the dogs off from our bottles or we'd have to chase the dogs to get them back. We even started playing a combination of trying to kick the other's bottle while playing keep away with our own. We were running, bending over, out in the field and laughing the whole time.

The walk ended up taking 50% longer, but it felt like we did it in half our usual time. It was so fun and we made some great memories today too.

I'll have to post some pics of our 3 musketeers that keep us company on our walks. The canine ones, that is.

Until tomorrow . . .
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