I ran 5 miles this morning y’all, and it felt pretty good. My pace for the four miles I ran on Monday was better but I was happy just to keep it under 10 minutes per mile today in this unbearable heat. Oh, and the fact that I finished before the downpour, there’s that too.
But don’t worry, I didn’t get off that easy. I came home and took the dogs for a walk and in the last block it started to pour. Boomer was happy to walk home in it without missing a beat because that’s just how he is. Unfortunately Hank is above rain and storms and he immediately stopped and would not move, so I had to carry his privileged butt home. Good times.
Yesterday my niece and two of her friends came to town for a little vacay before they start school in the fall. They’re all big college girls now!
We spent a little time in the pond testing out the paddle boat and MacGyver’s new fishing kayak but it was really hot and they were tired so I did the only thing I could do…..I took them to
my Mothership the Mall.
The mall wasn’t too busy but it’s not a lot of fun when you’re trying not to spend money. Thankfully the food court is always a source of free food in the way of samples and that’s where I discovered my newest true love…
Yes kids, that IS Iced Coffee, the latest offering from the wonderful Chick-Fil-A! And it was spectacular. Honestly, it was. I offered some to my niece but she doesn’t drink coffee, iced or not. I informed her that it would all change once she starts school in the fall because college is where you learn to drink coffee, (and hopefully that’s the only thing.)
As we neared the end of the food court, I heard the voice of a little kid probably under six years old, “Hey, you should try the iced coffee, did you try the iced coffee? Are we going to the Disney Store? Do they let you drink in there? What store are we going to? This is really good iced coffee. Hey, did you try it? The iced coffee? I said, did you try it? What store are we going to again? Have we been to this mall before? Did you get some iced Coffee? Can I have yours?” The entire conversation, which he had all by himself by the way, lasted about two seconds.
As we passed them, I overheard the Mother say, “What’s wrong with him?” I wanted so badly to answer that one but it would have been a little too easy to give her a piece of my mind and it wasn’t the right time or place. I hope she figured it out….
I better get going. I have a ton of stuff to do today and lots of things are happening around here in the next few weeks. It’s about to get busy, busy, busy..stay tuned.
Do you drink coffee?
Do you think children should drink coffee?