We took Miss Norma to the park today for the first time and she had a blast! She did better then we expected – she only stopped once in a while to investigate smells, and she only laid down a few times (she likes to try to take naps in the middle of going for a walk by pretending that she has to pee and then “falling over”/laying down for a nap). Lots of people wanted to pet Norma, especially the little girls as we passed the jungle gym area. Norma, of course, wanted EVERYONE to pet her, and she tried to chase every jogger who passed us. I initiated the park trip even though I’ve been feeling very under the weather for a few days (gross understatement). I envy people who can lay on their couch or in bed all day and be satisfied. This girl has got to get up and do something, regardless of how I’m feeling … and unfortunately, physical activity is NOT conducive to feeling better at this point. Oops. Also, with the amount that Michael is gone, I feel like we need to do something everyday that he’s home in order to enjoy our time together. Not sure if it’s a typical military spouse thing, but I feel like we need to enjoy everyday as if he’s imminently deploying. Can any other military spouses out there relate?!