I recently read an article (“Dangers of Prolonged Sitting” from Mercola.com) that said one of the worst things we can do for our health is spend too much time sitting. Many of us spend hours sitting at a desk, either for our work, or at our home computers. I do both, since I work as a bookkeeper three days per week, and work at home two days per week either doing freelance bookkeeping work, or working on this blog.
I’m not worried. Why not?
Scritch, scritch, scritch. Someone’s at the door. No, this isn’t a spooky Halloween story, this is every day, every hour, every few minutes at our house. And I imagine many of you can relate. Someone’s at the door…..who? These three who can’t make up their minds whether they want to be in or out!
Someday I’m going to count how many times I get up out of my office chair and cross through the kitchen to go to that door.
The worst of the three is Sheba. She will be lying down in sight of the door and watch me let one or both of her siblings in or out, but won’t move; until I’ve made it all the way back into the office, and maybe even sat down. Scritch, scritch, scritch.
I’m finally starting to learn, and now I’ll stand by the door for an extra minute and just stare at her (asking her if she wants to go in or out doesn’t always work). Sure enough, many times she’ll get up and come in, or go out.
I wonder why I sometimes feel exhausted at the end of a day when I don’t really think I did that much. There are times that scritch, scritch, scritch really gets on my nerves and I have to confess that I sometimes curse under my breath (OK, maybe out loud because it is usually only me and the animals at home).
Now that I’ve read that article I know the truth: the dogs are really just looking out for my health. Bless their little hearts! 🙂
Just for fun trivia question: Can anyone name the 1990’s spooky but short lived TV series that used the line “Someone’s at the door“?