Near This House


lakeDown the street from this house, our house, the family house – there is a lake. The lake is around 3 1/2 miles around and crosses past the dog park and past a few piers that jut out in to the water. Last night after dinner the whole family went down and while dad and brother B, Brother J and two of the dogs went to tackle the entire 3 1/2 miles, mum, nana, Jet and I took on only perhaps 3/4 of a mile. The whole walk was too much for both Jet (who is still limping) and nana so we took our sweet time and settled on a few benches along the way. I made an effort to desensitize Jet to the bikers, children and rollerbladers that whizzed on past and although a few times sent him hiding underneath the bench a few times he also braved it all with a lot of praise from me. We walked a little further around and then found another bench to wait for the men to come around and meet us. As I sat there on the concrete warmed by the summer sun with Jet beside me I was happy. I watched the sun from across the lake and felt my skin tingle with the afternoon warmth. I need to feel happiness like that more often. Just the simplicity of a warm afternoon spent with family beside the lake.

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