September 28, 2010

White Dog leaned over toward Quinn and stage whispered, "OK, crazy time is fast approaching. Tonight is the part you will love. Mom and dad get so focused on the last minute stuff that anything goes!" "What do you mean?" The Other White Dog replied looking alarmed. "No, don't worry, everything is all right but there is so much to do we can pretty much get anything we ask for. Watch this..." At that White Dog poked Michael who asked, "What's for dinner?"

"We have LOTS to do tonight so let's just order out..." I said..."Asian," WD filled in. So a no mess carry out meal of bbq pork egg fu young (Michael's favorite), chicken with mixed mushrooms, beef chow foon, eggrolls, and chicken vegetable fried rice was the order of the night, eaten picnic style..."Don't we get fortune cookies?" TOWD asked tentatively. "Of course, Michael can read your fortunes for you so we can get things finished." "Can we also have some jerky?" White Dog pushed. "Would you rather that or samples from the beef I need to shred for the tacos later in the week?" I asked. "Both?" "Nope" "OK, beef!" Quinn decided.

After dinner Steve and I cleaned up the porch and hid away as much of the daily living mess as we could out of fear that we would be found lacking in housekeeping skills. "Mom," White Dog pawed at me. "Can I have a piece of jerky and eat it on the bed?" "You just ate!" "Please, please, please, please please," she whined tugging at my pants and licking my hand. "You are NOT going to stop until I give in, are you?" "WD looked at TOWD and winked, "Nope!" "Well then here and here is a piece for the quiet one as well, now can I please finish straightening up?"

As the White Dogs trotted off to enjoy their ill-gained treats, I reminded them: "First company arrives at 4 pm tomorrow. You better have your toys put away and your party manners on." "Yeah yeah yeah," White Dog mumbled around her jerky, "you know you can count on us!"


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We so wish we were khloser!

I smell LOTS of FUN!


Mack said...

Hehehe! We go crazy for jerky too!
And mom is suddenly hungry for Chinese food!

Remington said...

Tomorrow is not far off. I bet the jerky was really good!

Brian said...

Oh boy, company is getting closer!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The frenzy begins - relax and try to enjoy your big moment. Cute post.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We totally understand about the craziness of getting ready here - and I am fairly certain that the cats love to take advantage (it works out great for them if I find treat packages that are low - it is easier to give them to them to toss the package!) And oh, that hiding the every day stuff - our house has very little storage so that is so not fun for me - we end up with "off limits" areas (where the laptops and lap desks and phones and chargers and daily use blankets that aren't really pretty to have out end up). Good luck with getting ready and have a lot of fun once you are!!

Ginger Jasper said...

Looks like everyone is busy busy.. Sorry not been to visit ut as well as mums work had internet problems. We got a special invite oday and we will be there with you vurtualy for sure.. Hugs GJ xx

Kari in WeHo said...

mmm now I want Chinese! We sure hope the show goes well!


Teddy Bear said...

We wish we could be there this weekend. We'll be there in spirit.:)

Teddy Bear

Sagira said...

Sounds like this is going to be a lot of fun.