Tonight, though, I was running around the house cleaning and tidying and doing laundry in advance of a visit from my parents, and the pup was following me all over the house anxiously waiting for me to settle down. When I was upstairs (finally) and mostly settled, she came into the office and crawled up on the back cushion and collapsed - a very pooped pup.
I was all set to do a few more things and to watch some TV in the living room, until I realized that she had had about all she could take. So I grabbed my laptop and came and sat down next to her on the Big Blue Chair.
And, a bit like that lunch out earlier this week, I once again found that the strangest little breaks from the usual routine are kind of nice. Especially when there's either a good friend or a Big Blue Chair.