It's Monday after a very long time off.
Going to the lake house was great.
No land line and you can turn off the cell phones.
No computer....left it at home.
But oh so difficult to get back in the rhythm of things today.
It was just the dog and us. It was wonderful.
It took us 3 hours longer to get there due to holiday traffic. I don't deal well with traffic.
I don't have a boat load of patience to begin with and add traffic and I'm bonkers.
We pulled into the driveway and I immediately saw a tree that had fallen down onto our fence and deck from our neighbors empty lot next to us . The tree broke the fence, lay across the driveway and some of the top was over the porch deck. Welcome home Margaret!
But that was nothing compared to trying to get the dog to stop wanting to go swimming.
Se was an absolute spaz.
We unpacked. We got all the food into the empty fridge. We got into our pj's and poured ourselves a glass of wine. The dog was antsy. She kept pacing. She sat by the doors onto the back deck overlooking the water. She knew where she was at. She wanted to be outside and not in the yard but in the water. She would stare out it the back door to the water. Then she began to whimper.....like Please let me swim, please let me swim. So we all went onto the deck with her. Thinking that may help. Noooooo.
The deck wraps around the whole house. We closed off the sides so she could only stay on the back deck and not get down to the water at 10pm at night. She stuck her head through the railing and stared at the water....longingly. It was so funny to me but at the same time a bit sad.
There I am in my super big & 5 inches too long PJ's next to her in the pic. (yea, I'm short!)
She wimpered awhile longer and I wished that I could reason with her but there was no reasoning with a dog.
Come morning she wanted nothing more than to swim. Rick took her down to the dock. The water was only 57 degrees. Brrr......
She did not care and swam until Rick's throwing arm couldn't take it anymore.
She swam all weekend.
She was happy as could be.
He and I on the other hand were lazy! Incredibly lazy. We drank wine, ate and watched movies.
We did PPV. We had 3 that we thought looked good - we were looking for upbeat and funny since our life hasn't been like that a lot lately. We decided to go with the 1 that was 3 stars. I really wanted to see the one that was 1 star but I realized even if my boyfriend was in it I would probably be better off with the 3 star movie. WRONG.
We watched Funny People first. Now you would think with a title like that it would be funny.
Oh no it's not. Not even good. So much for 3 stars. The next evening Rick suggested we watch the 1 star because if we hated the 3 star why not just do the opposite of what we think we should do. Okay let's give that a try. So we bought The Ugly Truth. Now I would not say this was a work of art, by any means. I wouldn't even say it was great. But it was far better than Funny People....and my boyfriend Gerard Butler was in it. C'mon that gets an extra star right there for me. We at least laughed during this movie vs. the first one.
All in all the weekend was nice. Calm. No talk of bills, business and other things that cause us stress these days. I need to find my Zen like my dog Izzy. I wish I could be that happy right now just staring at the water. When people used to tell me that they would like to come back as their dog I would laugh. Now I think I get it.