...on New Years Eve!
The movies!! Steve and I went to see True Grit last night (we both REALLY liked it) and we were the youngest people in the very crowded theater by at least two decades. Not sure what that says about us... But...it felt good to be in bed at 10:30 and resting peacefully without a bunch of booze in my belly :-)
I found it ironic, however, after abstaining from the lovely libations to wake up with a doozy of a headache and feeling like poop on a stick.
I felt better once I got outside and Ki and I set out on a Happy New Year dog walk. It was frigid in Forest Park today.
We decided on the leisurely Leif Erickson Trail. I wasn't sure how far we would go but by the time we got to the 4 mile marker, I felt like coming home with just 8 miles under our belt would be kind of wimpy for a New Years start, so we kept going for an even 10 miles.
Lots of time to ponder the new year, let Ki sniff and pee to her heart's content and prove to myself that my ankles and shins ARE getting better :-)
And I even tried to be a little bit of a better person today without even making a resolution to do so. A 1/4 mile in I bagged a Ki poop and dropped it, telling myself I would pick it up on the way out. On the way out, we were heading toward the truck when I remembered I hadn't picked it up. Ki had started limping pretty badly and I was HUNGRY and REALLY had to pee (and actually MAY have been peeing a little bit...but I was so frozen, who could tell...) and I thought, "awww...someone else will pick it up. At least I bagged it. I then continued on my way with it bugging me and instead of doing the right thing half way, I finally turned around and went back and not only picked it up but saw that I had originally missed a little dingleberry and I grabbed a new bag out of my pocket and bagged the dingleberry, too. Seriously...I know you are thinking "WHY is she telling us this?".
Well... You see, I'm really good at being 1/2 good, 1/2 dedicated, 1/2 committed... Maybe this is the year I actually work it a little better, this thing that is my life. All I know... is picking up poop never felt so good :-)