Mini story: When we started our walk, I had a whole roll of doggy-poop bags in my pocket. Of course, one of the first things Loki does when we reach a grassy patch is poop. Reach into my pocket, no bags. Great. I looked around to see if there were any of those bag dispensers nearby, but no joy. I left the poop where it was and turned around to backtrack to my car, in case the roll had fallen out of my pocket along the way. Nope, didn't see it. Dammit! Then, right there on the sidewalk, Rowan decides to poop too. Faaaantastic. If I leave it there to go back to my car, people are going to yell at me. I'm a VERY conscientious pet owner, and I will go out of my way to clean up after my dogs. So I'm looking and looking, AHA! A sword-leafed plant. I can grab it with one of the long, wide leaves! It wouldn't tear. Awwesome. I was right next to the ship the Pilgrim, and finally came up with the idea of taking one of the pamphlets they have and making a makeshift poop scoop. Yay. Moral of the story: Always keep your poop bags where they won't fall out and disappear.
So I plugged in my earphones and cued up an episode of This American Life and had a grand old time walking, smiling at people who smiled at me or the dogs (but no chatting! Look, earphones!)
It's always such a treat when I have the time to sit and have a breakfast bagel and smoothie from Blaz'n Blenders, and I love adding bee pollen to my smoothies. It's a FABULOUS energy boost. Almost as good as a Monster. Almost.
|Please, mom? Pleeeeaaaassse can I have some ham?|
|What are they staring so intently at?|
|This interesting bird. Anyone know what this is? Rowan and Loki wanted it SO BADLY.|
|The Spirit of Dana Point|
|My favorite place on a beautiful day|
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