Yesterday we decided to venture out on a walk. We walk a ‘3 mile loop’ through the near by neighborhoods. My goal is to do at least three times a week (when weather permits).
We left about 9:00am and the sun was shining. There was a mysterious mist in the air. It felt a little bit like mornings on the Oregon Coast.
As I walked I allowed my mind to wander back to the Oregon Coast. A couple years back when I got together with a couple of friends and biked 125 miles of the coast. It was a wonderful experience. In my reflection I took many deep breaths of the clear fresh air.
Deciding to kill two birds with one stone, we stopped at a couple of stores in the middle of our walk. As we came out the second store the sun had disappeared and the air was heavy with darkness. Moments after walking outside the rain began. We opted to duck into a near by thrift store in hopes that the weather would pass.
This particular thrift store raises money for animals and even has a few cats in the store. Lil’ Miss loves stopping here to talk to the kitties. I am not a cat person, but stopping to see the animals is cheap entertainment (we always drop a few coins in the bucket to pay our kitty dues).
We “played” with the kitties for 10 minutes or so before Lil’ Bean was getting fussy and wanting to eat. The weather wasn’t anywhere near clearing up so I decided we would get on our way before things got worse. We bundled back up and headed out into the cold.
The rain soon turned to snow with a fierce wind accompanying it. I was grateful we were only a mile from home.
I have been wanting to start running again, but behind a stroller in the blowing snow wasn’t really my intentions. I pulled the stroller canopy in front of Lil’Misses face so the snow wouldn’t sting as we ‘gracefully’ jaunted down the road.
Lil’Bean was warm and dry, but the hungry tummy had him fussing. We made it home in record time. The kids managed to stay dry, but I was soaked. Right as we strolled into the driveway the sun started peaking out through the snow. That was the beginning of the clouds lifting and a dry remainder of the day. Had we waited another ten minutes, I could have spared myself the jog and would have returned home dry. I guess this is nature’s way of telling me to get moving!!!