Walking the Dog

April 8th, 2014

In my ‘baby steps’ recovery, I’ve taken JJ out (as opposed to leaving him with my mother-in-law) for the past two days while Marcel has been working. It was in between showers, thanks to this crazy weather we are having (sunshine, rain and hail – all in a 30 second time span), but it was simply intoxicating. No, I don’t mean the effect it had on my ever-so-sensitive allergies, but literally a thrilling moment, to be outside walking around.

It’s one of those little tiny (or not so tiny) things that we take for granted, and don’t realize the magnitude of just being able to get up and move around freely outside, until we aren’t able. I made a mental note to myself, that once I am out-and-about regularly (soon), to make sure that I really take the time to bask in my surroundings, to notice the little things even more, plus to express gratitude to my own two feet for carrying me there.

The ‘new green’, the cherry blossoms, and every thing else that is bursting with life, brought a smile to my face, plus joy to my heart, and the best part (aside from JJ being absolutely perfect outside)? Getting inside a full 10 seconds before the bottom dropped out of the sky and the rains began again- not just one day, but both.

Spring, how I love you.

2 Responses to “Walking the Dog”

  1. Victoria says:

    So glad you are on the mend and that you are surround by such good caretakers both human and canine and feline. Bed rest sounds so glorious on a frazzlingly busy day but the reality is crazy-making. I walked to lunch this afternoon and basked in the warm spring sun. I bake in the summer swelter here so I am thoroughly enjoying the first spring we’ve had in forever. Hope your healing continues without delay.

  2. admin says:

    Vic- I can’t tell you how much it has meant to me.

    You are so right- on those crazy busy days, all I can sometimes think is ‘wow I just want to sleep late and chill.’ Well, you know what they say- be careful what you wish for :)

    Isn’t Spring glorious? I’ve been surprised at how nice it has been at mom and diddy’s as well. I hope you continue to have weather that allows you to walk to lunch and bask in the sun!

    I’m feeling so much better- I am THRILLED!!! I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen and play!

    This has given me much time to compile thoughts, ideas and inspirations :)

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