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#SoCS & JusJoJan 1-29-22 Day Trippin

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “let go.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think “let go.” Enjoy!

Do we get to go?

Dave and I always go run errands on Saturday morning, usually after a breakfast out. Today was not typical, but I had to let go and just relax as he drove us all the way to Wylie.

What I didn’t realize right away was he had an ulterior motive, and I kept trying to guess where we were going. He said I’d know when we got there. All I could think of was what we could and should be doing, but he does this from time to time.

He drove straight to the cemetery where his oldest brother, Charlie and his granny and other relatives are buried in the Allen family plots. I was dismayed the flowers were empty, had I known this is what we were doing, I would have had him stop and get flowers first. Men!

We roamed around after that, went by Aunt Wanda and Uncle Max’s old place which is gone now, tried to go to Lake Lavon and walk off our heavy brunch (a cheeseburger and onion rings from Dixie House) but it was closed to day trips due to construction or something. so, we went to the Firewheel mall and walked around a while. Then, we drove through Garland to see one of Granny’s old houses (still there) and then dealt with the horrible traffic and super narrow roads of the old neighborhood. Finally, we headed home and Dallas traffic was awful as well.

Once we got back on our side of town, we ran to Sam’s to get the meat for tomorrow’s dinner. Got home, shed our hot clothes and traded them for walking clothes, harnessed up the dogs and went for a brisk walk. They did great! They were so excited to get out and walk, because we rarely take them. They normally don’t do well on a leash, but today they barely broke our stride-we did a mile in 22 minutes, not bad with dogs! I closed two of the three circles on my Apple Watch, so I feel somewhat accomplished.

We may have taken a detour, but we did everything we set out to do and i got a bonus day trip in the process. It’s good to let go of control once in a while! Now I’m off to change clothes again so we can go out to dinner.


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