I should have come home and walked the two boy dogs before it got dark. I should have trimmed doggie paws and combed little ears. I should have swept, raked, and dumped leaves and acorns into the organics container. But instead I took a small glass of wine, some cheese and my writing notebook out to the deck. I had thirty minutes before it got dark to just enjoy myself. Not a bad choice, I may have to try it again. Sometimes you just have to try something a little different, treat yourself to something small, and get out of the rut.