Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Busy Day That Ended With Ice Cream For Dinner

We're on the tail end of our first pet and house sitting adventures. Lisa had a bunch of stuff she wanted to get done around the house. I had work stuff to do, blog posts to write, and my to-do list to tackle. Tomorrow is Easter. It's our only break between pet and house sitting adventures 1 and 2. However. That didn't stop us from venturing down to the Groton Pet Supplies Plus. Together. We were on a mission.

Lobo accompanied us. He proudly sported his Easter bunny costume.

Earlier in the week, I noticed that one of our local animal groups, Ledyard C.H.A.I.N, was having an event on Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus. That location is a bit out of the way for us, but Cindy and Jeff have always been good to us. They're incredible humans and we adore them.

And, from time to time, a surprise box gets delivered to our porch. It's filled with goodies to include in our Bodacious Biscuit Love Care Packages. They were also a big help when Willa first joined our family.

We wanted to donate a Bodacious Raffle Basket that included a Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilt, patchwork pillow, and our biscuits.  We also had some fresh baked Easter treats for them and their fur-kids.

We arrived at the store early. Lisa grabbed a cart and shopped for kid stuff. They all got new NylaBones for Easter. Olivia got a package of her favorite honey sticks. While browsing, we noticed a lot of items were on sale if you used your Pet Supplies Plus Card. Lisa signed up for one.

I was quite happy with our $32 savings.

The 3 of us hung around the store and socialized with the awesome employees until Cindy arrived. Lisa helped her bring stuff in. Jeff arrived a bit later. After visiting for a bit, it was time to head home. Lobo was exhausted and his leg was tiring out. We had a ton of stuff to do. The kids had been home alone for almost 3 hours. Our fur-nephew was almost due for his afternoon snack, play, and snuggle time.

We managed to get most everything done shortly before 4 p.m. I asked Lisa what she wanted for dinner. She took a deep breath and gave me that look. I knew what was coming next.

"Can we have ice cream for dinner? Please. Please. Please."

During the warm weather months, she asks me that at least once a week. It's a standing joke. I almost always tell her no. Dinner first. Dessert after.

But, today...

"Yes. Yes we can." 

She whipped around. Eyes wide opened. Big smile on her face.

"Really? We're gonna have ice cream for dinner?"

"Sure, why not. Let's do it."

Lisa picked Lobo up and danced with him around the kitchen as she sang the "we're having ice cream for dinner" song. Then, she did the same with all of the other kids.

Two hours later, we were on the sofa eating ice cream for dinner.

That was followed by lots of family snuggle time and Netflix.

I needed today.

I think we both did.

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