I didn't have to be at work until 8:00am this morning due to a curriculum design meeting at the district office. Last night, I initially thought, "Oh, I can sleep a bit longer tomorrow morning" since I wouldn't have to leave until about 30 minutes later than usual. That's when I came up with my new plan. Instead of sleeping in, I woke up 20 minutes earlier than usual and took the dog for a walk. When I set the alarm for earlier, I told myself that I'd probably end of snoozing it because waking up that early in the morning is painful. So imagine my surprise when I actually woke up about 10 minutes before the alarm went off. And as I remembered my plan I kind of got excited. The walking would be completed, and I wouldn't have to worry about it at the end of the day.
That's exactly what happened too. Rigby and I went on our regular walk. It was a bit dark at the start, but nice because it was cool (now that our afternoons are hot). When I returned, there was still time to get ready for work. All day, I was kind of giddy, knowing that I had already accomplished that part of my day. There was one drawback, and I worried about it some. When I did get home from work, I changed into my workout clothes and while I put my shoes on Rigby went into excited mode, ready for a walk. That made me feel bad. Maybe she had all day to rest and was now ready to go again. But the worry was for nothing. At 7:00, she was out!