My apologies to the ducks.

Monday.

Hmmph. 

The line between my weekdays and weekends tends to blur these days… this is true. I have an open schedule that allows me to go play outside on Tuesdays and work on Saturdays, if that’s what I want to do. But today? Today is a Monday. I could feel it as soon as I woke up.

Actually, I could hear it. At 7:43am.

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Thank you, loud early morning backhoe digger guy, for creating a new outdoor firepit area for us. Now, where’s the coffee…?

I’ve got a list for today, you guys. I’m ON IT. We have a lot on our plate in the next week or two, and I’m ready to turn up the productivity around here! But first…

First, let’s take a gander at yesterday!

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We took the paddleboards out again. I think I’m starting to get the hang of it! We visited a quiet neighborhood park on a small lake. A couple of families were paddling around in canoes and kayaks with their little ones. Life on the shore in the middle of Utah’s mountains- very cool!

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We were greeted by this lovely, adorable duck family. Cholula would quickly shatter the peace by diving in after one of them and chasing it at full swim-speed across the whole lake. Awesome. Need a good workout? Paddleboard after a dog chasing a duck. John had to quickly paddle to her, distract her and direct her back toward shore, and then it was a mad scramble to get a hold of her leash. Ducks scattered, families stared. I volunteered to take her all the way home… but let’s not think about that. (Memory: delete.)

Upon my return, I took the Green Machine out for a test paddle, and then John and I went out together.

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We paddled around the whole lake, soaking in the sunshine and getting more of a workout than expected. John showed me the correct paddling technique and we had a couple of “races.” (I did not win.)

When we got back to shore, I was happy to see that Cute Duck Family had returned… and brought some friends. Perhaps it was a duck gang, gathering to be prepared in case the crazy dog returned. One definitely had its eye on me.

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Moving the big board around from truck to lake and back is a work out in itself! I want to be able to do it myself, so I tried carrying it (heavy) and balancing it on my head (better).

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It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in summertime. (Sorry, ducks.)

You know what goes really well with fun in the sun? MEXICAN FOOD.

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Hmmm. Dinner may have canceled out the workout we got earlier in the day. But it was yummy, and not a bad way to end the weekend!

P.S. Cholula apologized. 

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10 replies »

  1. It is definitely the ears! I hope will all my might that the one doesn’t ever straighten out, but even if it did, you do have so many great pictures of it crooked.

    PS – you make me want to paddle board!! I was actually going to try it yesterday at the lake I’m visiting but it was too rough and today is a study day – maybe Tuesday! Fingers crossed!!

    • She’s already 10 months old so I’m hoping that crooked ear stays that way!
      Paddleboarding has been super fun. We have friends who do it on the ocean- totally different and way harder!!

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