• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 289 (Summer’s Comin’)


    Sunday, April 26, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  0.00 miles;  Running Total: 256.66 miles)

    Day 289 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    We turned the turtle loose. The kids and I took him to a nearby pond where I’ve seen a bunch of other turtles sunbathing on a rock in the middle of the water.

    Our turtle swam away into the murky water. I saw him poke his head up once before we left. When he saw us standing at the water’s edge he disappeared again.

    He’ll learn from the other turtles in the pond. They weren’t shy.  They swam up to the edge of the pond and waited patiently for us to feed them. Feed them what exactly I don’t know, but they were clearly used to getting human visitors.

    So I bet we’ll see our turtle again once he gets used to his new home.

    When we got home I disinfected the kitchen sink. Cool critter or not, I don’t need turtle germs in my kitchen.

    The days are getting hotter now. A reminder that summer isn’t far away. It’s warm enough now for the kids to play with water.

    Justin threw some chicken on the grill for dinner. While that was cooking we dragged the kiddie pool from the garage and filled it up.

    At first Hannah didn’t want to get in.

    Then she saw Connor having fun and said, “I’m just gonna splash around a little.”

    Pretty soon she was dumping buckets of water over her head.

    Tilley, of course, had to join in. My dog is half Labrador, half duck. She doesn’t need convincing when it comes to water.

    Explain to me, what is it about a wet dog that makes them need to shake out right next to you?

    Tilley jumped out of the pool and trotted her soggy, dripping wet self all the way across the patio just to stop next to me and shake off.

    I guess she thought I needed to get wet, too.

    Today’s silver lining: Another family Sunday.

    My favorite.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

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