Good grief. What am I doing? Out of the hundreds of thousands of blogs out there to read, whatever made me think that people would be interested in a dog and his sticks? And yet I can’t help myself. I have had hundreds of dogs (okay maybe a slight exaggeration) in my life, and I have never had a dog so very interested in sticks.
Today Noah was on the hunt for the perfect stick from the beginning of the walk. Many were turned away. Too small. Too dry. No leaves. Not enough branching. It looked like the mission was going to be unsuccessful. But then on the way home. Eureka. Somebody had been trimming trees. The perfect stick was located.
After he almost gored me with the end of that giant stick, I had to make him leave it at the side of the road. I think he was almost relieved, although he was certainly intent on getting it home. Its definitely a job he wants to do. I showed him some of the other sticks he had brought home, and he was not interested in them any more. I like Vickie’s idea of getting him a backpack to carry. That would come in really handy if/when we start taking hikes together.
And speaking of hikes, I guess I’m prepared to get to hiking places with my new car–they call it a ‘sports utility vehicle.’ This was as painless as car buying gets. I found it on the internet, drove down to the dealership, tried it out, had my mechanic check it out, and drove the ‘new’ car off the lot four hours later. I almost wish it would snow.
The debby update. Went to the gym after getting the car. I am pleased that I am getting to the gym pretty much every other day, or at least 3 days/week. Right now my routine is to spend about 30 minutes, doing weights and balance and core exercises. I try to exercise legs, arms, back, and core. I like the free weights a little better than the machines. But still enjoy some of the machines. I do arm exercises while balancing on a bosu. Lately I’ve been doing wall squats, because that feels better on my back. Today I used the 15 pound dumbells for both my squats and my lunges. I really like using the assisted pull up machine, obviously because it is assisted, and I can do pullups. But I keep decreasing the amount that it assists, and hopefully someday I will do one all on my own. On my walk with Noah tonight, I really felt exhausted, and I asked my brother why he thought that was. And he said that it could be so many factors–nutrition, or hydration, or…he had me at those two. Very interesting. My nutrition today was very good. I had a mild ‘want’ for sugar/wheat. And in fact, I did start the day with one of my scones. My water intake has not been primo for the past couple of days.
Okay enough about me. That was so boring the bit about the sticks might actually seem exciting. Back to work tomorrow. Check out the comments in yesterday’s post–some interesting conversation going on there. Did you notice that I forgot to title the post?!?