Out and About

So, this morning I had a surprisingly pleasant little excursion.  I certainly didn’t think it was going to be because the first place was a trip to Discount Tire to repair-replace a tire that had picked up a “foreign object” while I was driving around the other day.  I was afraid that I’d have to replace the tire, or worse both front ones (gotta keep ‘em balanced, right?)  Fortunately, the tires I have are run-flats, so the car could sit in the garage for a couple of days and I could drive it over this morning.

When I arrived, Discount Tire Guy was all "We see this all the time…we'll have you fixed right up…"  so I left my keys and walked over to a nearby Panera for a coffee and a not-so-good-for-me-but-tasty treat and my book.

Forty minutes later they were done and the repair was $ 0.00 (because I'd bought the tires there last year, so repairs are free).  Works for me.

I had a rescheduled piano lesson at 11, and had a little (more) time to kill, so I drove over and hung out at Seagrove Park in Del Mar, sat in the shade and read my book.  I tempted the notoriously fickle Del Mar Parking gods by wagering that 105 minutes in a 90 minute spot would work out ok.  (And it did).

When I got home, Penny was very happy that I was back and we hung out in the back for a while and she tortured herself by watching me eat lunch (she’s a big girl now and only gets fed twice a day).

We sat in the shade of our jacaranda tree and I read and she chewed on her towel.  Later, she decided it was a little cool under the boughs and opted to stretch out and grab some rays.

Not a bad start to the week, I’d say.

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9 thoughts on “Out and About

  1. A lovely start to the week! How zen you are about the tyre. Good for your heart. I envy you the sunshine—it has been either rainy or overcast here the past five or so days. I want sunshine! (whinge, whinge)

  2. Sigh, I envy your day! But… I will get a week off before I start my new job…yay! I too plan on some reading. I'm gonna get the hammock up on the porch for just that purpose. :-)

  3. Looks like a lovely day indeed. I've only just stopped feeding Francie three times* a day and she's two. Pathetic, eh?
    *I really want to say "thrice" here but nobody says that anymore, do they? Apart from my ten-year-old daughter.

  4. Just like my day, but I did about 2 million more things and did not read a word of my book… now that I think about it, this is the first time I sat down since I got up. Yep, just like my day.

  5. Um, you should write the book on Mondays!! My mom's pup loooovves the sun! She is like a little sun whore:) I love Panera. It's where I wrote my thesis. It will always hold a special place in my heart.

  6. Hannahbanana — the really nerdy part is that I almost used the medical abbreviations bid (bis in die, twice a day) and tid (ter in die) three times per day… ;)

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