Monday, July 21, 2008

Tough weekend

I think I need a weekend to recover from my weekend.

On Saturday morning, I slowly swam from Denny Blaine to Madison Park along with the other Fat Salmon. My time was horrible, and though I was duking it out at the end with another Salmon, I'm pretty sure he was swimming side-stroke most of the way. I guess this is what happens when you swim sick, and unfortunately the swim seemed to have made me sicker. Overall, I'm glad I did it and hope I can do another open water swim later this summer to remedy my slow time.

On Sunday, Jana and I got together for our long-ago planned birthday day. We were gonna get all crafty and work on projects at her place. Unfortunately, Lupe the dog had other plans. While the old guy had rallied several times in the past, yesterday was a really bad day -- the day. Karsten and Britta were sweet in bringing him their old toys during his last hours. They even asked the neighbors to "bring Lupe something old to you." Many tears, many rubs and kind words...Lupe knew how much he was loved. He was a truly great dog.

Good-bye buddy. You will always be remembered with a smile and chuckle.

1 comment:

Jana Kleitsch said...

Thank you so much for being there on Sunday... even if it was far, far, far from our original plans of "fun." You made the day a lot easier for all of us.

Also, huge kudos to you for finishing your swim. I am amazed! Go girl.