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.