There is snow outside. Fog outside. Icicles that are blocking the view from my bedroom window. What do Rio and I have to do today? Drop off my car at the auto shop for a fix up and walk three miles to get Zach’s car which is still parked in the same apartment building that we left it on Saturday evening. His car, and don’t get me wrong I appreciate him letting me borrow it, is a 1990 Dodge Caravan. It is the size of boat and although it is all tan, the drivers door is blood red. You can’t lock the front drivers door, because you cannot unlock it and otherwise will be forced to crawl through the passenger side, a task that can be quite difficult when you have an excited dachshund trying to force you back out for a walk. It also has a decorative yard mallard strapped to the top.
Today is Monday, and it can be the worst day of all days. I will leave you with an uplifting quote from Marley and Me:
“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
― John Grogan