When I have a busy, long day I also must think about Cricket and how that impacts her. She helps me keep balanced in many ways. Today I was at the office for 12 hours. So, Cricket and I started our day with some gardening. Cricket and I love starting our day this way.
Cricket and I had a quick walk up to the grocery store during our break. When they bring out the pumpkins, it has us reflecting and becoming scentimental about Dick's grocery store! Twenty years ago when we were searching for a home in this area, knowing I would soon give up my driver's license, we called on some homes from this grocery store. I remember we had to climb over the pumpkins to get to the yes... pay phone! As we were walking into Dick's today, I realized what Cricket was swerving around (pumpkins), I said outloud, Oh Cricket we need to stop and get your picture. A man walking into the store asked me -- what did you say? Oh, just talking to my dog, I said. That's normal, isn't it.
Steve stopped in and picked up Cricket so that she could go home for the evening shift. My evening clients all asked about her, and I laughed as I automatically stepped around where she lays even though she wasn't there.
This is a short work week for us ... details to follow!