What can make my children, especially the girls, suddenly more then eager to walk the dog? A cat, but of course.
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They insist that contact between dog and owner is healthy for both. Now I love my fox terrier but I feel like we are both just too up tight to really be lowering one another’s blood pressure.
If I could bottle such days and replay them when ever and where ever I please I would bottle last Saturday. Pyjama day till noon, an enthusiastic trip to the library (proof I have a house full of lit lovers), toboggan rides in a warm sun on a slick hill and then the icing on the cake… a nap in the park!
On this Valentines day I am thinking about my Dad, my kids Papa Munro.
All we wanted to do was get to the hill for some sliding. What we really wanted was to skate, but that takes a lot more planning and we were running out of time on one of the few warm days this January. Dad held us up at the last and we ended up sitting in a toboggan, in the yard, trying to catch the fantastically fluffy snow flakes on our tongues.
We left home with thrifting in mind. If my youngest and I could just get the unpleasant errands completed post haste we would have a couple uninterrupted hours at the Salvation Army Thrift store. Our goal was finding at least two puzzles, our haul at the end of it all was a whole lot more then that!
Did you know you can still rent movies at the corner store? Well we can! Good thing too, with no cable and all the channels digital (thus inaccessible for us) the big movie store names disappearing faster then I would have said “When did that happen?”, we are pretty limited at our house.
I have begun collecting calm hobbies. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the high energy ones too, had a blast at my ladies floor hockey night just this past Thursday. I could happily skate on the neighbourhood rink for hours with my big kids, and if I could go to the dog park and run around with Riddick every day I would… but, while exerciser is good for high blood pressure, I also am feeling the need to get more ‘slow myself down hobbies’ that are as deliciously mellow as reading. Enter, or rather, re-emerge puzzling!
A cold has kept me stuck at home for almost two weeks, voiceless for the last week, and while colds are one of my least favorite things about winters set in, there are many other things worthy of a double thumbs up. Thumbs up is my youngest child’s favorite way to express pure pleasure in the littlest of things. I have collected my current top five winter wonderfuls, in no particular order, to share.