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Just a Thought 3-13
It's great to have a wonderful day
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Have you ever had such a wonderful day you wish it could be repeated again and again? Well, I had one of those days last Sunday.
I woke up to awesome weather. So, I got up and took my dog for a 1.8-mile walk. We loved it. Then, I, my daughter Merissa, her boyfriend Devin, my niece Kelly (more like a daughter to me), and her two children Alyssa and Terry Nate went hiking at the Twin Falls in Rock Island State Park.
For those of you who have never been, you should really get out there. It’s a wonderful way to spent an hour or so. There’s a little cave and we went through it and then, up and over it. There was some butt sliding, cliff clinging and tree hugging going on.
Alyssa and Terry Nate wanted Topz afterwards. Auntie Lisa thought that was a great idea. We went. Everyone had a small, except for Devin. He’s an endless pit. I think he has to fill up his feet first. I guess you can do that when you're young.
When I’m heading home at about 4 p.m., my cellphone rings and it's Kelly wanting to know if I would like to go to Riverfront Park and walk the greenway with her and the kids. Yes! So, I turn around and head straight for Riverfront Park.
We walked the greenway, we feed the geese and ducks, we played at the playground and Terry Nate kept challenging us to race. Only he knew when he was going to do it and how far the race would last. Didn’t quite seem fair. It didn’t take me long to figure out the rules were "there are no rules." However, when I tried it, he got upset. Oh, Terry Nate, sorry.
Kelly said Alyssa gave me a great compliment. She said, “I like active Auntie Lisa.” I do, too, girl. It’s amazing what healthy eating, exercising and losing 65 pounds will do for your energy level. It’s a whole new, energetic me. By the time I got home, it was 5:30 p.m. I still had to clean, wash clothes, give the dog a bath, sanitize the bathroom, etc. I got it done and was asleep by 10 p.m.
Maybe my awesome day was the quiet before the storm or maybe it was a situation of "you play, you pay" but my allergies went into overdrive right after that. By Tuesday evening, I was miserable. I’ll spare you the details but it wasn’t good. By Thursday, I pretty much lost my ability to speak. James Clark said, “Yes! It only took 10 years, but I knew this day would finally come.” I joked back, “Maybe this is what they really mean by a moment of silence – a female reporter with the inability to talk. Enjoy it, because it won’t last.”
I’m happy to report that I’m back on track and ready for another day of hiking. Let’s do this!
Standard reporter Lisa Hobbs can be reached at 473-2191.