Packed and Ready to Go

With opening day only 55 days away, I have a lot to do. I got into the closet today and pulled out the seat cushions. I better start getting these packed if I want to be ready when the Diamondbacks open the season on April 4 against the Philadelphia Phillies. On one hand it seems like only yesterday that I was watching the Diamondbacks in the playoffs against the New York Mets. On the other hand, I can hardly remember what it is like to be sitting in the stands watching a Major League Baseball game. I can hardly wait. I opened the pocket on the seat cushion and looked inside. It was like Christmas morning all over again. Hey, there is the ticket stub from the playoff game! I wondered where that was. And there is my water bottle still half full. Feels a little warm, I probably should put it in the freezer so it is ready. Wow, there are still three salted peanuts left from last year so I shouldn’t have to buy any at the first game. And there is still one piece of Cotton Candy stuck to the inside of the pocket. Looking around to see that no one was watching, I ate that. It doesn’t have the same consistency after four months. Deep in the bottom of the bag was two yellow gummy bears without heads (I always eat the heads off first. It is kind of a king of the jungle thing I guess). Finally, one piece of Bubble Yum bubble gum, hard as a rock. This last treasure I threw away although Dakota retrieved it from the garbage and chewed it before I could stop him. With the inventory completed, I got the cushions dusted off and ready for another season. All that is left to do is wait.

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