They should be enjoying happy lifts into the air over my head, feeling the sweep of the air around them as I swing them in circles at my sides. They should have daily exercise, and I should probably take them on a nice walk.
I’m not obliging them. I drove for four hours yesterday, home from a visit to my sister, and now I have other chores to do. I’m not doing those either, but they aren’t in my face, goading me as the weights are. I can hear my little weights whining, “You’d rather spend time with your laptop than with us,” and they’re right.
I’m researching some future posts, catching up on e-mails, and sending photos to my granddaughter via Facebook Messaging. Of course, none of this is gratifying for the free-weights, or helpful to my weight loss and toning plan.
So, as soon as I post this, I will give my weights twenty minutes of undivided attention. Or maybe I’ll watch the evening news as I exercise. I think they’ll understand.
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