Today I had a mid morning work meeting out in Renton and as a result I got to shake up my day a bit. The results were fabulous! It's amazing how jumping out of your routine can change your outlook. I have been Chipper McSkipper (to quote an old friend) all day!
Here's what happened. First, in crossfit, we did 'chest to bar' pull ups (ie when you pull up you not only have to get your chin over the bar, but you have to get up so high your chest hits the bar). I had never done these before and didn't think I could. However, it turns out I could not only do a few, but I was able to do them throughout the work out. Conquering a new difficult skill really jump started the day.
Next, Otto and I drove out to Renton. Which really isn't very exciting on its own, but it was sunny and warm here today (probably close to 60). And I was wearing short sleeves. And I was outside in the sun, soaking in some vitamin D and not just watching from my window at work. It made me happy.
Finally, I spent the rest of the day working from home. Otto whined and got to go out into the yard about 20 times. I got to eat roasted veggies fresh from the oven during a conference call. And Daisy got to spend some quality time sitting on my lap while I worked. I listened to Britney Spears (for some reason I was in a VERY poppy mood).
All in all, a happy escape from the drudge that is a typical work day. Yippee for mid week breaks. And now, in honor of the excitement and because I am sure you've been missing them, some gratuitous Otto shots.