As I wrote last week I wanted to be more intentional in how I 'give back'. Making sure that I'm continuously giving back is important. I knew that my week was going to be pretty busy and that I had an overnight business trip so I was a little worried about what I could do to help someone out. I was thinking that I may need to write about the blueberries that our neighbor shared with us :)
Ask and you shall receive! Friday night we were watching Sherlock Holmes while Belle was having a sleepover (three girls downstairs in the family room). About 8:30 someone knocked at our door, it was our next door neighbor asking if she could borrow one of our dogs. It seems that their dog, Luigi, managed to escape from the fenced in yard. Since Luigi is bethrothed to our dog Sophie, the neighbor thought she might be able to entice Luigi to come home. Of course, the problem is she didn't know where he was.
I thought this was going to be a fairly quick endeavor so I put the dogs on leashes, told the husband where I was going and headed out barefoot. I walked about a half mile (barefoot) before I realized we were probably in for a little longer haul. Luigi's mom and dad as well as their friends that were visiting rode the neighborhood on bikes, Mike took out his motorcycle, we sent Michael out in his car while Belle, her three friends and I walked the neighborhood.
I was planning on sticking within view of the house in case he came home, I decided to check out the houses behind us. Silly me, I decided to walk up the side of their house but forgot about the chicken wire they had up to keep the rabbits out. Remember the Nestea plunge? That's pretty much what I did but face forward. My knees and wrist managed to catch me a little bit. My thanks for helping out resulted in a ruined pair of pants, a sprained wrist, bruised knees and a wrenched back! Additionally, while I was walking the creek bordering the subdivision I became a tasty meal for the mosquitoes and they don't typically like my blood!
The good news is that after two hours of searching Luigi finally decided to come home. I guess life on the lam wasn't as exciting as he thought it would be. Either that or maybe he just came to see if he could entice Sophie to run away with him but we caught him first :)
What about you, did you have something you wanted to share for Give Back Thursday?
I'll be linking this post up at Living so Abundantly and Life in a Cookie Jar