Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Today. 1.1.14

A day off in the middle of the week is always strange.  Today sort of felt like practice for when I am staying home.  Marley and I started our day off lazy, in our PJs watching Rescue Bots & me browsing online and drinking my morning Joe.  It wasn't until almost 10 o'clock when I ventured off the couch to take a shower and start doing chores around the house.  (Laundry, several loads of dishes, picking up toys and trash around the house).  I felt like I got a lot accomplished.

Marley started feeling stir crazy around lunchtime, so we went on a little 1/2 mile walk down to the mailbox and back.  (Yes, I realize mail doesn't come today, but I hadn't checked it since before Christmas.)

Our dog followed us.  Chris really needs to fix that broken fence.

Marley collected various rocks along the way.

And he had to get the mail himself.

Our walk was really nice & leisurely.  It was nice to get some fresh air for both of us when we had been couped up inside all day. Marley's little bit of exercise improved his mood instantly.  Mine too.  It made me reflect on the importance of getting outside & getting some exercise.  I need to be sure to integrating getting out of the house and doing something physical from day 1 after I deliver, even if its just to the mailbox.  We've talked about having a "track" around our property, & there's a couple great little parks with a track very close by.  Marley loves the park, but he takes issue with not being the center of attention, so that may not work out too well....We'll see.

We came home, had cheese quesadillas for lunch, and started a "project" as Marley calls any arts & crafts type thing we do.  Today, it was a painting party.  This kept Marley busy for a good hour as I finished chores up around the house.

We chilled out for another hour, I got ready, or so before going to Grandma's house for New Years day dinner.

We finally ended the night with some hanging out in the living room before I put Marley to bed!

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