Yesterday evening I was really able to enjoy the extra daylight time by fitting in a quick 2 mile run when I got home from work. I was monitoring the sunset position the entire way up I-66 *HOPING* that I was going to make it in time. I neglected to pick up Bailee, busted into the house, and did a super quick change leaving a trail of clothes...
I finished my run at mom and dads; walking up their driveway almost killed me...it is pretty steep & I thought my lungs were about to collapse (there is an unhealthy reason for this)...when I walked into the kitchen and quickly filled a glass of water - dad asked me if I was going to make it and offered cough drops - ha!
Bailee had already been picked up, so I just visited with them for a few...all the while contemplating asking one of them to drive me home - then dad says "well, I'm off to feed my fish" and I think I lit up like a Christmas Tree and asked "oh good, can you take me home?"
Dad looked up from the table with a grin and said "only if you go with me to feed the fish..."
So we walked out together and hopped in his beast of a truck and headed off to the pond...I must say it was a wonderful time...I don't usually get the opportunity to spend one on one time with him and when it happens I cherish it greatly...it is definitely chicken soup for my soul.
We talked at the pond for a while and then for a bit longer in the truck when we got back to my house about all sorts of things...these interactions make me not want to be farther away from them...I have been known to *complain* about living "across" the street from them, but in all honesty - it is wonderful to be able to pop in whenever and spend Q.T. time with them. I don't know that less than a half mile is necessary, but I'm not sure that 45 min to an hour will work either :)
Thanks for the ride home last night dad, it made my week :)
I don't have a recent pic of he and I, so I thought I'd share one of our ONLY family photos from WAY back in the day! This photo cracks me up every time I see it!