The other night I was unable to sleep because of this wretched cold I’m still fighting, so I got up (again) and decided to pack up some items I had sold. In the kitchen, I hear the dogs softly chewing on something. None of their chew toys should be that quiet so I investigated. Benny had pulled Ezra’s almost-new sweatpants off the stair railing and was chewing on it! He had chewed off one entire leg. It looked like someone was trying to make some short-shorts. I took the pants away and threw them out but couldn’t find the legs. Blasted dogs! They have so many chew toys, but they take them out over the course of the day and don’t bring them back inside so they chew on things they shouldn’t.
After I went to bed again, I had to get up again and saw something dark on the hallway floor. It was the leg of the pants so I picked it up and threw it away. Then there was something white on the floor so I picked it up and dropped it immediately because it was a cold, sodden mess. Turns out it was one of Ezra’s old socks. You guessed it; they had torn it into a couple pieces so I threw those out as well. Not sure how they even got that sock since I’ve been throwing out his old pairs. At least it wasn’t one of the new pairs of socks I guess.
This morning, Jesse said because we hadn’t closed the bathroom door that they got to the rest of the bath toys (having demolished a few bath toys earlier in the week) and the rubber bath mat. Also, there are some shoes in a cubby box holder downstairs and they chewed on multiple pairs of shoes. Bad dogs!
Velvet and I were invited to the company party last night, so we brought our respective spouses with us and the nieces watched Ezra for us. He loves it when his cousins come to visit.
The trip into town went great until we actually headed into downtown. Luckily I was able to see a huge line of traffic on the I15 so took a different off ramp than I was planning. Once we were actually in the downtown area, it probably took about a half hour to go about four blocks. I was so pissed by the time we parked. Turns out the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was joined by the cast of Sesame Street and that was a HUGE event for Salt Lake. Stupid traffic.
The food was great this year, mashed potatoes, amazing prime rib with mushroom topping, great carrots (“great” not being something I usually attribute to a vegetable) with a light au jus on the bottom of the plate. The entertainment was extremely lackluster, however. It was a singing comedian and I do not think I laughed once, he was really awful. It made us wonder aloud if the company had held auditions or if this guy was a nephew of someone. It was bad.
The husbands didn’t want to stay too long after that so Velvet and I sent them home together and stayed for another hour or so to dance and chat with friends. It was a fun night, and I like being able to dress up and look all fancy once in awhile. Good times!