Football is really cutting into my fishing and hunting. And perhaps my domestic bliss.
Let’s face it, ever since New Years there have been a lot of football games on TV. And I like football. There have been NFL games, College Bowl games. And there are more to come. More NFL and then some all star college and pro games.
As if I didn’t know this already, Dixie is definitely not as big a football fan as I am. Just in the last week or so she has taken up knitting in the family room as I watch one game after another. That may be a bad sign.
Meals have been served in front of the TV more often than not. That may also be a bad sign.
Last night Dixie did ask, “So how long does football season go before it ends?”
Now someone married far less than 49 years to the same wonderful woman might dismiss this as just some sort of rhetorical question. But experience tells me this requires an astute (and diplomatic) answer.
“Won’t be long. Coming down to the end.”, was my response.
She just shrugged.
Our golden retrievers seem unmoved. They like it when the TV is on, there’s a fire in the fireplace, and the odd food scrap offered from time to time. But I have to confess that even in this cold, nasty weather I miss getting outdoors to fish or hunt. But hey, football will be done for the season soon and I have to watch as much as I can so it will hold me until fall. Right?
I have been trying to straighten my tackle boxes between plays or during breaks in the games, but that just hasn’t worked out. Distraction is the bane of any attempts at organization and, most of the time, somewhat counterproductive. But I keep trying since this was one of my (perennial) New Year’s resolutions.
My hunting gear seems to have fared better. Clothing is all neatly arranged in my closet, boots oiled and ready for a action. Bows pretty well tuned up and hanging up in the garage. I know I need to fix a deer feeder and there are some other small tasks that need attending to, but I just don’t want to miss even one of the “big games”.
The boat, motor, and trailer are ensconced in the garage and need cleaning and maintenance (another New Year’s resolution), but that’s a fairly big job and just doesn’t lend itself to 10 minute spurts of action between the game time outs.
The weather is supposed to warm up a bit this week, so I may try fishing on some local ponds. Still too cold to haul the boat out to Kentucky or Barkley Lake. And you just don’t know about the weather this time of year.
But for now I’ve got my butt firmly planted in front of the TV watching football. And Dixie is knitting away.
I just don’t have the heart to tell her that in no time college basketball season will be really heating up………..
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