Photo: Norm Powell via flickr
You know those days where you absolutely have to get outside? The days when the air inside is too stuffy, the air conditioner in your car is too loud, and all you want is to feel fresh air seeping into your lungs? (Maybe it’s just me.)
Today was one of those days, and I satisfied that craving by going for a run at Maybury State Park with B. It was harder than any of my previous runs–we had to climb some hills–but after spending all day in the office or in a car, that run hit the spot. I used to prefer running on a treadmill because I knew how far I’d gone, but I’ve changed my mind; running outside is always, always, always better. (Now, ask me how I feel when it’s 12 degrees out and I haven’t run in a month.)
I had All Dressed Ruffles* in my lunch today! Today was one of those days where something small — like having my favorite chips for lunch — really made my day.
How was your day?
*All Dressed Ruffles are, without question, the greatest chips in the world. They are (tragically) not sold in the United States. Thankfully, they are sold in Canada. We’ll often go to our cottage for the day in the winter and bring home 3+ bags of chips… which hold us for about two weeks.
Dad and I spent part of Saturday at Port Stanley, a town in Ontario about an hour east of Rondeau. We got ice cream and walked along the river, which runs through town and into Lake Erie. After spending my entire life on the shores of Lake Erie, it was interesting to see the lake another way.
Today is Father’s Day, as many of you know. My dad taught me that it’s okay to be completely ridiculous–as shown by the picture above–and is one of the reasons I was such a big Michigan State fan as a kid. I gave him an MSU Alumni licence plate frame for Father’s Day, just like the one I have. The look on his face when I put the frame on his car–that was more than enough for me.
I know I posted a similar picture last week, but I couldn’t help it; spending lunch at the park is my favorite part of the day. I’m sitting by the river, a blue jay just flew over my head, and there’s a gentle breeze on my face. Right now, I can’t think of anything happier.
J and I went to the park today and saw baby ducks! Baby ducks make every day better–no matter how frustrating that day might have been.
I’ve been exhausted all day, so instead of going out or being active or anything silly like that, I stayed in and watched Bones with my mom. I’m making moves to move (haha) out of my parents’ house at the end of the summer, and while I’m excited to get out on my own, I love spending time with my mom–even when we’re not really doing anything. I hope she still lets me come over and have TV show marathons when I live in another city.
I got coffee and took a walk with one of my AOII sisters (J) tonight. It was warmer than we thought and we were both hot and sticky by the time we got back to our cars (and took this picture), but spending time with J made me remember that there is no problem—big or small—that a sister can’t fix.