Sunday, May 06, 2012
I am glad to say that the week has been relatively peaceful for me despite being very busy.
Today (Sunday) we took Big Benny down to the local dog beach where dogs can run around off leash. This is the first time that he has been exposed to strange dogs and it all went well. Lots of running around and bottom sniffing. Then when he continued to try to hump strange dogs we put the lead back on him and headed home. He was tired for the rest of the day.
He is not coming to work with me now which I think both he and I are happy about. He was getting bored out of his furry brain having to be in his pen and I was as anxious as can be when he whined or started getting a bit naughty in the pen.
So he hangs out in the back yard. Plays with his toys and rests when tired. K is often home during the day so Benny would not be alone for more than a couple of hours. He gets walked three times a day. They are short walks as he is only allowed twenty minutes at a time until he gets a bit older.
It is funny how quickly a puppy works out what a walk is. After three walks he knew that when I had a certain coat on it meant a walk was on the cards. Now he sits at the front door and intermittently whines when the coat comes out. I love taking him out. He is so happy no matter the weather. Lots of sniffy things for him and the world is getting more exciting when he ventures out. The upside of all that is that he no longer whines in the car. He does not like being in the car but at least he does not whine. I think he has worked out that something good usually happens at the end of a car trip.
We have finally learnt (after seven rolls of toilet paper) to shut doors properly when Benny is around. I don't know what it is about tissues and toilet paper but puppies love that stuff.
I have dropped one exercise class and am deliberating what is next on the agenda as far as fitness goes. Running is out unfortunately. Last Thursday K and I went for a short run and for the next two days I had so many aches and pains in my back and my piriformis muscle that I was reminded, once again, that my body is just never going to like running. Better for me to walk. I can almost walk faster than I run without any side effects.
I even contemplated joining a gym. It has been over five years since I was a member of a gym. I will go if I join and a super whizz bang one has just opened up around the corner with lots of different classes. I have been doing the group training for almost five years now and I am getting a bit sick of it. A change is always good but I need to ponder about it all for a while. Two of the Oxfam girls have joined and the third may join later on. Having a gym buddy is always good fun.
Until I make a decision I can do stuff from home when I am not at the group training. I have to do something or I will get a bit ratty, especially over the colder months.
I confess that I did go to that Tupperware Party and I did buy something but worse than that, I booked a party. I know that is such a sad thing to do but now and then one does silly things. Also, the girl was just starting out so I figured it would be good to help. However, I did put out feelers to see if friends and family would be interested in coming to a party if I were to have one. Just like a politician, you have to have your numbers before you make a move.
The theme for the party is high tea so I shall be baking like a 50's housewife all morning. Someone has even offered to loan me their vintage cake stands. I can then justify taking out the Royal Doulton tea cups and using them for a change. Oh, and my lovely tea pots of which I have a few.
Did I get out in the studio? Nope. But I am okay with that. That is next weekend's plan of action. I have a lot of catching up to do while my head is in the right place.
This afternoon I met up with the Oxfam gals and had coffee. We talked about next years effort and who would replace the one who does not want to do it again.
One of the girls said that she desperately needed something to do. So I suggested she come to my Tupperware Party.
She agreed, saying that was a greater challenge than walking 100km's.
Personally I think holding the party is the greater challenge.
But we'll see.