5 And A Beagle

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Slugs and Hot Chocolate in July 

**Note to self** - Always beware of the promises made to your kids. There should always be a proviso. Such as 'sure we can go for a walk tomorrow afternoon, so long as it's not pouring so hard, the neighbours are building arks.'

In a bid to direct my youngest away from wanting to rent a movie on Monday night, I promised her we would walk down to the local Tim Horton's after I got home from work on Tuesday. Well, when I got home on Tuesday it was pouring rain and she wasn't about to be put off. She had 2 umbrellas ready to go, she had her backpack stuffed with provisions, she had our rain coats ready to go. I tried to weasel out, but she would have none of it.

So off we went, with the beagle, on a 1.5 mile trek to get hot chocolate. Really, in July you'd think it would be an iced capp, but we've had some chilly weather for this time of the year. It was soggy but it was a nice chance to spend time together and chat; in between shouts of warning to watch out for the slugs that were the size of hot dogs! (Did I mention we've had a bit of rain lately?)

This is the daughter that seems to realize (more that her mother does at times) the importance of spending time together and she regularly pushes me to do just that. We certainly are blessed to live in the part of the world that we do, where simple pleasures are in abundance. In light of the tragedies of today, it's a good time to remind ourselves of our blessings and pray for those in London affected by the terrible bombings.



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