Saturday, August 2, 2008

Learn Better the Next Time!

Okay, I know it was mistake, but I have to admit I have soft spot and it's hard for me to tell people "no" sometimes...

I am talking about the other day when my husband and I were headed off to Indianapolis to go to our favorite restaurant, "Carrabas". It is a 2 and half hour drive from where we live now, but so worth it! (Especially when you are wanting to do something extra special such as celebrate 20 years of wedded bliss- ok , at least most of the time!)

Anyway he asked if I would mind if we "dog sat" a co-worker's dog while they went out of town.

Hmmmm....ok, I agreed ,a little unsure if I was making a mistake. Well.....this co- worker brought over a little Yorkie with the worst case of ADHD I have ever seen, bar none! Don't get me wrong, he was as cute as could be, but he was super, super hyper.

He raced around the house like a maniac for most of the evening, barked off and on all night, and every chance he got, he swiped things out of my work basket and raced around the room with them. I lost count how many foreign objects he took off with....I have to confess I was getting perturbed because I was trying to create some new characters, and it just wasn't working...I had to do too much dog chasing.

I lost track of how many times I told Hubby that I would never do that again, dog sit. But it did get me to thinking how often some of us say yes to things we would rather not do, or don't feel excited about doing, and we say "yes" when we really wish we could say no. That's me in a nutshell. I am getting better at it, but this weekend taught me for sure to learn this lesson even better. Hopefully, I have learned better for the next time!

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