With that being said, I thought I would document one day where nothing particular is going on. This was just a Monday. Might be a little boring but this is what I do when I stay home and not jetting off in 15 different directions!
I have my alarm set for 6 am so I can get out and run before the miserable heat sets in. Number of times I've actually got up at 6 am.....ZERO! I usually press snooze and get up later. BUT this particular day I did not press snooze, I pressed Dismiss! Holy Cow! It was 7:55 when I got up! I looked at the weather app at 8 am and the real feel was already 92 degrees!!! I decided that I already missed my opportunity to run so figured I'd just call it a swim day instead. I him hawled around a little, texted some friends, read some blogs, foam rolled a bit, and made a massage appointment before I actually decided to go to the island for a run. I figured I'd just keep cool by running through the woods for a mile or two. At least it would be something.
|2 out of the 4 Goldens I walked with|
Afterwards I still felt the need to run so after heading to my car to grab my water and my pepper spray ( I never run in the woods without it) I headed in the woods for 2 miles.
After every run I do, I always take a few moments to relax on my blanket and stretch, ( and scroll through Instagram), and just enjoy the peacefulness of the park. Some days I could just relax here for ever ( and there have been days I stayed for about an hour!), but today was NOT one of those days. I checked the weather app again and it said the Real Feel was 113!!! Holy Cow!
Normally after I run I will go home and shower before going to the gym, but today I felt like I was already running behind schedule. I went to the gym and did my normal routine. While there I saw on TV that we were in a warning for severe thunderstorms till 8 pm. I figured I better get home so I could be with Baylee during the storm. Also by this time the "real feel" was 113 degrees !!!!
I ran to the bank quick to cash a check I've had for a month, and grabbed a Chicken sandwich at a local drive thru before heading home.
When I got home it was still sunny and bright so figured I'd let Baylee swim with me before it started to rain. Yup, she sits right in that raft and lets me pull her around. Since it's so hot here I only let Baylee swim for no more than 20 minutes. She's an old girl now and I don't want her to get to wore out.
After drying her off and putting her in the house to rest, I went back out by the pool and read my book for another hour. Still no storm.
I came in and finally showered and then started to get to work. Even though it's summer, I still write my column for the newspaper and do work for the magazine. I still have interviews to do , and deadlines to meet. I needed to go outside and take some photos but guess what, about that time we got some severe wind and then it rained a little. That lasted all but maybe 6 or 7 minutes and then it was over. Just enough to get things wet and prevent me from getting my pictures!
I continued to work on the computer and I admit that I TOTALLY get side tracked when I am doing research online. It led me to reading a few blogs, checking twitter, and planning a getaway for next spring. I ate a salad for dinner while I worked. 3 hours later, I decided to shut it down!
It was now about ten of 8 ( boy how time flies when you're online). The sun was still out and since our passing shower cooled things down a bit I decided to take Baylee for a little walk around the neighborhood.
During this time Scott called me to see if I was watching the Bachelorette. Admittedly, that is something we do together when he is home ( I don't watch much TV so I secretly think it's more his thing than it is mine, but shh, don't tell anyone). It was so nice outside so I just wanted to sit out on the porch with Baylee and continue to read my book. I did start watching the Bachelorette much later because I assumed he would call later that night and we would discuss it...lol
When Baylee wants to go to bed she starts nudging me with her head. She doesn't do it often, but sometimes when we are up late. Well, it was now 1:30 ( which is very late for me) and she was ready for bed so we went up and called it a night.
So this is how I spend my day when I'm at home and its just Baylee and I. It's pretty low key and I don't mind. -M How do you spend your time when you are alone?