I was walking through the grocery store this afternoon when a few of my favorite sappy 80s easy-listening songs came on over the radio, and I just thought, "It was a good day." I suppose its actually been a good weekend, come to that. Its nice to feel that content at times.
Friday afternoon I took the pups to the dog park. There was a trainer in an SUV outside the park and he immediately got out when I was unloading my beasts. Mac, who thinks everyone was put on this Earth to love him, ran over to say hello. The trainer was more interested in Ayla, but she of course didn't want to go up to him. We headed on into the park, but I thought that was an interesting way to drum up business. Perhaps he'd do better actually in the park where he could chat with the dog owners easier and maybe even do a little demo. Then again, he's the one running the business.
Oh, and I sold a bookcase on Craigslist that we haven't used in a few years, and met a poet in the process. I'm quite impressed with his work, and will look for his book when I'm next at the book store.
Friday night we watched Serenity. I recently finished watching the Firefly series, and Serenity was kind of a follow-up to Firefly. The series didn't get picked up for a second season, and I really can't fathom why. It was very, very good. (And it will be coming your way soon, Dad.) If you're into sci-fi and a space-western sounds like fun to you, I heartily recommend it. Maybe Joss Whedon will get to do more with it in the future.
Saturday we mostly lazed around the house. I got take-out at our favorite Chinese place (they have great vegetarian fare), and we watched The Benchwarmers. It was okay - it had some funny points, but overall wasn't great. But the entire day was relaxing, and that was great.
Today Christopher had to work a bit, so I took Ayla and Mac swimming at Shadow Cliffs. We had a great time. Shortly after we got to the ol' swimmin' hole, a couple showed up with a standard poodle named Snoopy and a bulldog named Lu Lu. Her owner got her a life jacket so she could swim out far and not worry about drowning, since bullies can't swim very far before tiring due to their breathing. I am so getting Mac one of these!