Summer may be fading but the pain is eased for me by one of my favorite things, football season! Notre Dame, my alma mater, made it to the national championship last year. The bad news was that we got absolutely spanked. But it is a new season and I’m looking forward to catching the games each Saturday.
Last year Eko learned that once a week I turn into a nut (ok, more of a nut) and jump around the apartment or smack my hand against my head or do any number of silly things. He thinks I’m crazy, but he gets a total kick out of it. When I jump around, so does he, and when I give an exasperated sigh Eko will lick my face for encouragement. This year we’re ready for another exciting season of ups and downs.
We watch the games closely
See the big play coming
See the big play happening
Sometimes covering my eyes because I can’t take it
Sometimes grimacing at a bad call from the referee
Sometimes needing a hug
But always cheering with reckless abandon! Or in Eko’s case, looking down my mouth to see why I’m yelling at the TV
Am I crazy? You bet. Luckily my dog is ok with that!