Imagine Maggie’s shock when I pulled out the leash yesterday afternoon. We haven’t walked since before Christmas I don’t think. Well, Maggie went nuts. I think she had given up on us ever walking again.
It was cold yesterday afternoon – bitterly cold. I had bundled up in layers and worried about Maggie, but she seemed to do fine. She walks so fast on our little jaunts to keep up with my long gait that she must have warmed up quickly.
Midway through the walk, I got to feeling ill, though. A headache came upon me and I felt like I was coming down with a cold – my nose running uncontrollably. We turned around at about the halfway point and headed home only walking three miles. It was probably a good thing as I was out of shape and my legs are sore today. Imagine me walking the full six miles.
Charlie came last night bearing two 3 piece fish and chips plates from Captain D’s. He also brought a big cup of sweet iced tea that was delicious. Maggie and I sat in the den eating our plates as I watched TV.
One of my biggest disappointments about Charlie coming this week is that he hasn’t been bringing my six Diet Cokes. I guess mom and dad forgot to tell him. I have sure missed those six cokes every day and can’t wait till mom gets home.
Mom and dad are taking an early flight home today by the way.
“Your mothers about had it,” dad said on the phone yesterday after calling me. “We’re coming home.”
“Has anything happened?” I asked, concerned.
“Well, your brother and Jennifer needed groceries. Your mom volunteered to go get some to stock the fridge and their cabinets. She bought $300 of groceries with her own money. That is so out of character for her. I knew then that it was time to come home and for your mother to get in her own bed.”
They get home around 5 PM this afternoon and I can’t wait to see them