Friday, November 23, 2007

New Family Tradition - NOT!

Yesterday, after the turkey was in the oven and the house was straightened waiting for guests, I said, "Let's start a new Thanksgiving tradition and go for a walk at a great park!" My husband looked at me as if I were nuts and not too subtly indicated he would not be going. My son laughed aloud and asked if I was serious. My daughter said OK, then realized she was the only one who agreed. "I only said yes because I thought everyone was going," she said, and quickly declined. I even called my sister, who was coming over later for dinner. She said if I had called 2 hours earlier it she might have said yes. (Right...)

I had my heart set on walking at that great park with the pond - the park I no longer feel safe walking at by myself. I was pretty disappointed, but later decided I should just go ahead and walk in the neighborhood by myself if I really wanted to walk. Dinner was schedule for 3 p.m., and it was just about 1:00, so I knew I had plenty of time to walk quickly and shower before guests arrived.

I pulled on shoes, grabbed my MP3 player and walked out the door just as my sister pulled into the driveway. At first I thought I might be able to con her into going with me, but then I saw the high heels she was wearing.

Oh, well - maybe next year. In the meantime, I'll work a little harder to get out walking today.


Anonymous said...

I got into the habit several years ago of participating in one of our local Turkey Trot races. That guarantees me company during my walk. Another benefit is that I'm through with the race long before dinner is served. I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Dan

Cindi said...

I thought about that option too late. It is a great idea for next year. Thanks!

It looks like our big Thanksgiving celebrations will be moved to Saturdays from now on, too, so I should have the time for a race on the actual holiday, even if I am cooking.

Thanksgiving was better than I had anticipated it would be. Tomorrow's dinner should be fun, too.