I just saw a writing challenge for January 2012, called The River of Stones which you can read about here. I'm totally trying it.
January 1, 2012: My early morning walks with my dog often find me reflecting on this and that. It has been a weird winter here - hardly any snow to speak of, and I have been waiting to see how our little rescue dog - Lucky the ADD terrier mix - likes snow. He is not fond of baths or heavy rain. This morning we walked on very slippery roads and he tore through the yards with their measly 2 inches of snow. It is apparent that he loves it. I wonder how he will like it when the drifts are higher than his head. I suspect he will crash into them with reckless abandon. It reminds me to enjoy the good in things and not be afraid to crash into things with reckless abandon, assuming I will find them enjoyable.