I’m looking forward to the weekend. I know it’s only Thursday and I still have another day left of work (I’m a content writer for an Internet company) but still, I like to plan ahead for fun things. So I think on Saturday – weather permitting – I’m going to let Daniel rest (he’s been working so hard on his video projects recently) and take the kids and Galvin to Brush Prairie Dog Park on NE 149th Street. Measuring over 10 acres, I love the space here, and, to me, it is everything awesome about Portland – the greenery, the freshness, the environment preservation factor – it truly is awesome. And Jayden loves hanging out there – especially as I usually bring his favorite snacks. Sometimes some of his buddies from preschool go there too – there are a lot of dogs in the area and we really do love to frequent this park. We also get to choose from two different parks for Galvin – one for bigger, more assertive dogs and the other for somewhat shyer, smaller dogs. Galvin often goes to both!
In the afternoon maybe we’ll just do a movie for the kids and I’ll get to read the weekend papers. That, or Daniel will build something with the boys – or at least with Jayden – while I try to stop Ethan from destroying it all!
Basically I’m planning and hoping for a mellow, getting back to nature weekend. So we’ll see what happens in actuality. As the old adage goes, “man plans and God laughs!”