Today's weather was splendid, in the upper 40s with clear skies. It felt like a virtual heatwave since it's only been in the dismal 30s with lots of gray skies. I had originally planned a run this afternoon due to the wonderful weather. However, I got sidelined, reminding myself I really needed to do something with all the leaves in my yard.
Instead of my afternoon run, I spent it raking leaves and hanging out with my dogs. Normally, I'd bag the leaves, but it was just too many. I wound up raking them to the sides of the fence and around objects like my big oak tree. Besides the fact that I couldn't see an inch of my yard due to the leaves, I also am afraid of stepping in dog poop. This is one reason I scoop my yard frequently.
While I did all this, the dogs decided to play. It was a wonderful thing for them to be out and enjoy the beautiful day. It was simple pleasure for both them and me, something I need to be constantly vigilant of.