I came home from work around 5.30 pm. On the way I stopped at a place that sells the most delicious ready made meals. I buy the lasagne for my son because it is not practical for me to make lasagne for one person and I certainly don't make a lasagne as tasty as theirs. They also sell very interesting salads full of aromatic herbs and spices. I would not make it at home because I am the only one who eats it. So, once ever couple of weeks I splurge and buy from there.
When I got home I had to eat because I had exercise at 7pm and my lunch just would not have seen me through until then. If I leave it until 6pm it makes exercise really, really uncomfortable.
Benny is always so happy to see me when I get home. Or when I get out of the bathroom. Or out of bed. Or out of the laundry. Or from one part of the room to the other. He wags his tail and then his whole body joins in with the wagging. Sometimes he does these really strange body rolls in excitement. I can't help but cuddle him and then his wagging and wiggling is out of control. Wouldn't it be cute if humans were like that when they saw someone they loved.
Tonight it was raining outside. These cold months of exercise make it hard to get out but I go anyway. The worst thing is having to put my hair up in a pony tail in this cold weather. It makes my ears and neck cold. I do have a hat to keep my head warm but that gets too hot.
We had to exercise under shelter and the rain cleared for a while. But towards the end of the class it poured. That fine but heavy rain that is blown across the park. It soaks everything and everyone very quickly and we all complain about having to run in it. Not much running, but enough to get very wet. The class ends and we go inside the council building to stretch.
I headed home and the rain was still coming down in sheets. The car was warm by the time I pulled into the driveway at home. I ran inside and the warmth of the house enveloped me.
As I opened the kitchen door Benny was staring at me from the other side of the room, his tail in wag mode. His fur was warm and soft. I wanted to just pick him up and cuddle his wriggly warmth but he is a bit heavy for that and gets very silly if I do it.
Now I can relax for the evening. Play games on the phone, watch ABC television and read some newspapers online.
It's nice to be home.