For some reason, waking up was a struggle this morning. Every time they moved an inch in my bed, the kids reared their heads up in anticipation that our morning routine was about to begin.
I finally came downstairs at 6:45 AM, let the dogs outside to potty, and plopped down on one of the twin beds in the guest bedroom. By 7:30 AM I was beginning to feel a bit guilty that we were already off schedule. I feel for the next several weeks, I need to adhere to a strict schedule to aid the kids and myself through this current transition.
The morning walk was indeed, a power walk. However, it seemed at every turn we were greeted by fellow dog walkers, which needed to be avoided in order to keep Chief and Navi under control. There seemed to be an unusual amount of dog walkers out this morning, and I wonder if it has anything to do with the furlough.
As we prepared to cross Shroyer Road at the Lincoln Park Boulevard intersection, a gentleman with two companion dogs crossed from the other side heading in our intended direction. After crossing to the southwest corner, I realized he was in no hurry, and there was no safe or practical way to pass the trio on that little stretch of sidewalk. We crossed back over to the other side and continued along the east side of Shroyer Road. From behind the came a lady with three dogs, and a block away was a gentleman with two dogs coming toward us. The gentleman with the companion dogs decided to actually pick up pace, and we were blocked in. Finally, with no approaching traffic barreling down Shroyer Road, the dogs and I cut a diagonal across the street, landing in the median until the southbound cars had passed. In a dead run we continued on our diagonal course moving far ahead of the gentleman with the companion dogs. I was pleased with my strategy, and that I had avoided BarkFest 2013.
The remainder of our walk was uneventful.
It is just after 9 AM and I got to eat my breakfast. Now my eating schedule is thrown off for the day. Perhaps not a big deal in the scheme of things, but it will mess around with the evening eating schedule since I am to teach an adoption class at 7 PM.
I am sure all will get worked out.
Now, onto breakfast and mowing the yard.
This is a photo of the pond at Lincoln Park as the sun was beginning to rise over the trees to greet Kettering, Ohio, and all the ducks and geese gathered at the pond.