I love the show “The Middle” and this past weekend I was channeling my inner Frankie Heck! I drove up to college to pick-up the boys and two of their friends so that we could go to the Pittsburgh Steelers Game last Thursday. It was Military Appreciation Night and we were offered tickets from a friend. It was a “bucket list” dream for one of the boys and I will never turn down a chance to show some love to Veterans! We made it to the Game just in time to watch the US Army paratroopers arrive. It was amazing! And if you are a Football Fan it was the game of the week! Having the opportunity to spend the night at the game with the boys will be a cherished memory for years to come.
We arrived back home around 1am and Bailey was in the dining room window counting heads. When she realized I was not the only one in the truck she went berserk. I apologize (again) to our neighbors for the noise. Rufus and Bailey were beyond excited to see the Two Legged! The sounds that come out of Rufus when he is excited are unexplainable. Maybe like a dying sea otter jumping up and down on a whoopee cushion? Riley on the other hand came out of the bedroom like a little old man. He was not thrilled to be woken up and promptly went back to bed! As he was grumbling down the hallway Rufus was hyperventilating with excitement. Rufus was on top of his buddies all weekend long. It is hard to remember a year ago when he would pin people to the porch and it took 3 of us to get him in the house. Just a little love to soften up that big bully!
Friday morning I was up early and realized as the garbage truck was pulling onto the cul de sac that we forgot to put the rest of the garbage out. Now for normal people that is no big deal, but since I am crazy about getting rid of trash and I run a business from my home I was in “Frankie Heck” mode running through the house grabbing garbage and yelling “The Garbage Truck is here!” After a quick clean-up I headed to meetings across town leaving 3 Four Legged and 3 Two Legged to fend for themselves for the day. Riley was in the hallway as I closed the door and I told him he was in charge!
With it being so close to Christmas there were a lot of organizations dropping off supplies for the Troops. The two legged spent the better part of their day unloading trucks and bribing Four Legged with bones. By the time I got back to the house the dining room looked like the North Pole! I had no choice, but to reward everyone with chicken wings from their favorite local restaurant. Rufus and Bailey were drooling with excitement and I am pretty sure a few of the Two Legged might have been doing the same!
On Saturday I did the impossible…I had a houseful of dogs, college kids, and Care Package Volunteers. I don’t normally schedule “big volunteer” days when the boys are home from college, but since the game was a last minute opportunity the schedule was jammed with care package plans. It was controlled chaos. The volunteers loved having the college kids because they could do all of the heavy lifting and occupy Rufus! Riley was in his glory with people covering every inch of the house and Bailey took advantage of the chaos to sneak treats every chance she got! As we sat down to dinner one of their friends told me we have the coolest house! I can’t say I feel the same way, but we certainly have a blessed house!
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