If you're going to sit around watching great football games all day, great snack food is a MUST. We made a quick run to Walmart for supplies, as well as a chew stick for Jonathan. Although he started out with a one inch round, six inch long dowel, it disappeared rather quickly. Dan donated a small piece he had in his garage ... it lasted about 30 minutes.
Back at the ranch, I whipped up a batch of guacamole for us all and turned on the TV, but when I clicked on the football channel, it said I was outside of the viewing area. The realization that I might not see the games hit me hard!! In a complete state of panic, I ran inside the house to see if Patty and Dan's TV showed the game. Yes it did .... so I ran back out and got on the phone with Dish Network. Twice in the last week I contacted them to get the local channels, and NOTHING!!! She swore she would fix it ... and she finally did!! Whew, that was close!!
While waiting for that to happen, another BIG realization hit me!! I think when they say stop and smell the roses, this is what they are talking about. This is a picture of my sweet Jessie about three weeks after her arrival at my house and one day after having been stomped by my horse for jumping up and biting his nose. At around 5 years old, she had lots of brown on her face.
I just realized that my baby girl is eleven years old ... and look at the difference .... she's turned gray, just like me!!! It was a shock when I counted the numbers and realized how old she was!! It also shocks ME when I figure out how old I am!!!
At any rate, I DID get to watch football. Two on-the-edge-of-your-seat games ... well at least the Broncos Patriots game was. Tom Brady alway seems to come through in the end ... and came VERY close this time, but the Broncos held them at bay long enough to win.
The Panthers pretty much ran away with the second game. I was wanting the Arizona Cardinals to go to the Super Bowl, but quickly came to the realization it wasn't their day. WAY too many interceptions, which made it exciting, just not the outcome I was looking for.
Now that THAT's out of the way, it's on to the schedule of events Patty and Dan have set up for me while I'm here. It turns out I'm going to be a really busy girl for the next five days!!!