Other than the political campaigns that take place every year, Fall is, without a doubt, my most favorite season. I haven’t walked Highness in the morning for over four months now.
Unless I’m willing to get up between four and five a.m. it has just been too hot to walk him. Okay, it wasn’t too hot to take him at 6:00 last month – and I was up. But I was up with Roland and getting ready to wake Jenna. Highness was just not a high priority for me.
I don’t enjoy walking him in my own neighborhood all that much. For one thing, there just isn’t much in the way of sidewalks – and I’m just not that comfortable walking in the street. Plus my neighborhood is actually kind of boring. There’re a few friendly people, but for the most part it doesn’t seem like a very warm environment to be in. Sometimes I feel like I could pass out in the middle of the street and the only people who would notice would just drive around me and roll their eyes or shake their fists or swear because of the inconvenience.
I like walking the dog around my daughter’s school. Several neighborhoods and two parks surround Vantana Elementary. It’s quite inviting and the people are pleasant. And there are sidewalks. The only time we have to be on the road is if we choose to cross it.
But with the other things going on in my life right now – mainly the hours that seem to be increasing with my mother – walking Highness has been put on the back burner. Often we’ll go out night between 6:30 and 7:00 – but it is never a long walk. Poor Highness.
This morning I had to use the defroster in the car (less than two hours later I was back to the A/C)
I wore a sweatshirt and wore my hair down. Before I got home I could feel my heavy hair weighing down on my neck. Time to tie it back.
Roland ALWAYS has his covers on. And I usually don’t have any. I slept on his side of the bed last night and discovered it really is a lot cooler on his side. Weird. It’s not like we have a super king size bed that stretches the whole length of an enormous room. But there does seem to a difference in temperature.
Of course he is closer to the window and the vent (I absolutely DIE when the vent is on) and we still have our A/Cs up – doesn’t get used near as much as they did during the summer. But there are some days when it still remains on 2-5 hours. Would be more economical if we could just open the windows or the doors. Unfortunately the only screen that protects us from the animals (namely insects) that may want to wander in, is in the bathroom just off of Roland’s and my room. This house could really stand a new makeover.
Anyway, the walk was certainly a good one. Both Highness and I found the view and the air refreshing. I think he actually enjoyed it more than I did – and could have gone for a lot longer. But I do have other things that needed my attention.