was exactly what I needed tonight and somehow Seth knew that.....
On his way home from work he called and asked if I wanted to go for a walk. I didn't know if it was a good idea. I was frazzled. Dinner wasn't going to be ready for 45 minutes. I still had to assemble it then cook it for 30 minutes. The kitchen was a disaster. Ha! Who am I kidding the whole house was a disaster. Jericho had been whiny and clingy and naughty all day. She was slowly losing her mind. Poor girl, I know she doesn't feel the best, her molars are coming in, but that is still no excuse to constantly disobey. I just didn't know what to do with her today. I was tired. I hadn't gotten much sleep last night and now I wasn't feeling very good. A walk at this point seemed like a bad idea. If we went for a walk we'd have to give the dog a bath when we got home because it's so muddy out, Jericho would get to bed late that's the last thing she needed and dinner still wouldn't be ready for 45 minutes. A walk seemed like the last thing we needed.
But something inside me wouldn't let me say no. The fresh air, the shining sun, the peace and quiet of the woods, the idea of walking and not tripping over toys, it had me. I didn't say yes, but I couldn't say no. Seth told me that we'd decide when he actually got home. By the time he got home Jericho was dressed and ready to go, I was almost there, and the Gamba was sprinting around the house like a mad dog because he knew we were going for a walk.
We walked, we talked, we stepped away from the mess and crazy of life.
The dog stayed outside till we could give him a bath, we fed Jericho leftovers and she was in bed on time, dinner was ready when it was ready and we sat and ate a nice meal just the two of us, the kitchen is now clean along with the rest of the house and now we are enjoying a quiet evening with popcorn and a movie.
A walk was exactly what I needed!