Here we are in the new year 2012. Today is the last day of Christmas break that I have to spend with you. So when you said you wanted to go get something to eat for lunch, I reluctantly obliged. I knew you didn't want to go sit and eat somewhere nice, you just wanted to get something quick and bring it back home. I wasn't really planning to go out, I wasn't really that hungry, I really didn't want to do fast food, but I also didn't really want a grinder either. So, the thing that made my mind up was the fact of wanting a good coffee type drink, so the place was going to be McDonald's. That wasn't a good healthy way for me to start 2012. It is fine for you, but not for me, but of course I wanted to get some too. Then...as has been the case lately, you were trying to convince me yet again that we should take Bella with us because she needs to get out. You are killing me with this thought, but again I reluctantly obliged. I was hoping to just quickly go through the drive thru and get our lunch and get back home, but I knew if Bella was with us there would be no way for me to do that because anyone that gets close to the car or even just looks in the car from their own car is a serious threat to our personal safety for some reason, and she barks like a wild woman to let them know she thinks that, even if they can't hear her. So you can only imagine what it would be like to drive up to a window where people were going to be holding their hands out to the car...danger...danger, Will Robinson! So we got to McDonald's and instead of going through the drive thru, which I really wanted to (but didn't want to take any chances of excessive, loud barking in the car) I parked and walked inside and ordered. While you and Bella sat cozy and comfy in the car. How lazy does that make me sound?? We got home and started to eat our lunch, but I forgot to get out the ketchup for you, so you asked what we normally put on french fries. So I got up to get the ketchup for you. I had also ordered peppermint hot chocolate for you and peppermint mocha for me (the reason I went to McDonald's). When you were done eating and had finished most of your hot chocolate you were holding the cup in your hand and nodding off, so you ended up spilling some of it on the floor and Bella was rushing over to go get it. I called your name and quickly told Bella NO, and got the cloth to clean it up. I told you to put the cup on the table because you were falling asleep. You said you weren't, then said you weren't going to put it on the table because you were throwing it out...yet you weren't getting up. So...I got up again to go throw it away for you. As I was going to sit back down, you hand me your sandwich container to throw away too, so I go back over to the trash can and throw that away as well. I came downstairs to play a little on the Wii. I need to move after that lunch. Dr. Oz happened to be on and Oprah was on his show today, but I wanted to exercise, so as I was just getting my tennis game on when you came down wanting to watch Dr. Oz down here with me. So...I reluctantly obliged and turned off my game and put it on Dr. Oz for you. You went by the table where I have a tin of peppermint meringues that I had made and you grabbed some. Next thing I know I see Bella chomping on one. You said you didn't know she had it, you just dropped it. So I grabbed it off the floor, you were reaching out your hand for me to give it to you to eat. I told you I was throwing it away because it was on the floor and Bella had eaten part of it. You ate the other ones you took. You watched part of Dr. Oz. Now you're up taking your bath, who knows what else I will do for you before the day is done. But I will do it reluctantly or not, because I love you!