I took one step outside this morning and wanted to run back to my warm bed. Maggie was past the point of no return having her leash on. I was committed.
"I thought spring means warm," I said to her as we headed up my driveway.
Maggie's getting better at walking on her leash. There is less coughing and choking with every trip. I tried to tell her there is a easier softer way to do this.
We came home and I headed to an early morning AA meeting. I really didn't want to go, but needed to touch base as they say. Being an agnostic, a lot of the religiosity of AA is distasteful to me. I guess that is just the curse I have to bear being raised by an atheist.
When I arrived back in the Valley, I stopped by mom and dad's to get some sodas. Mom was guarding the amount I got very closely.
"Here's four," she said returning from the basement.
"Can't I have more?" I asked.
"We need to make these last," she told me.
"Just give me some blankety blank money and let me get some cokes," I wanted to say, acting out. I didn't say anything though. I thanked her and drove home. I am now enjoying my four Diet Dr. Peppers. Man, they taste good.