Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ride the wave, pet the dog

Today was a pretty good day, all things considered. I'm still a bit on edge about taking my language test next Monday (!), but have been doing my best to slowly, quietly, plow through the prep tests.

I did my sun salutations this morning as usual, but because I've been taking a bit more time lately in toning my arms, and as a result, today I was strong enough to 'ride the wave' (when you go from plank to cobra by pulling your body forward) and it felt fabulous. It was really nice to just flow from one position to the next, without having to crunch/flip my toes. Very, very pleased with this progress.

Today at lunch, I decided to come home to make myself a lunch (not too far away from work), and on my way, I saw a dog walker ahead, with 3 dogs. One was a Cairn Terrier, the second looked like a beagle mix, and the third had a swagger like my old dog, but I wasn't sure because he had so much white on him... So, I decided to ask the walker what kind of dog it was, and lo and behold - it was a Portie! His name was Bailey, and apparently he loves water so much that instead of drinking it from his bowl, he likes to put his front paws IN the toilet and drink out of it! Bailey was very pleased with himself to be getting so much attention, but then a squirrel ran across the road, and they were off to it again.

Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to getting a dog.