yesterday i put ben in the stroller and a bottle in the diaper bag and headed off for a walk. it was just the right temperature though i mistakenly wore pants and was a little too warm for pushing a stroller. i had my sights set on starbucks...a good 30 min walk away. as i started walking, i started scaling back my goal. maybe i'll just walk to the mall. but ben fell asleep after awhile despite all the bumps in the sidewalk. got to the mall and thought, maybe just to tim hortons. but when i reached tim hortons, ben was still asleep and i could see starbucks in the distance. so i kept walking. when i got in line, i was sweaty. i ordered my coffee frap light (only 2 points) and realized that i hadn't brought a book to sit and read at a little table. i looked out the window and thought about that forecast for rain and thought, maybe this coffee frap is to go. off we went. ben woke up just outside of starbucks and we still had about a 25 minutes to go. and then i passed superstore. and thought about my fact that we were out baby wipes. i decided to go for it. ben just laid in his stroller looking around and looking at me. we also picked up some freezies. it was now officially bottle time but ben was looking good so we got on the road again. and we made it home. (but not without boasting to a neighbour, "i walked all the way to starbucks!") and while it may not seem so adventurous to you, i was pretty pumped on my return home. i think ben was too.