This is post # 300. When I started this blog I didn't know how I'd ever find enough to fill a whole week of posts and here a year and a half later I'm still jabbering away. What's even more amazing to me is that you're reading it.
Today has been a very good day for several reasons. First the weather is beautiful. This time of year is usually hot and humid, but today the temps were nice and the sun was shining and the sky was bright blue.
There are a lot of berries on the Nandina and they'll be turning red soon.
The Pyracantha has already turned. We have hedges of it on two sides of the house and they all have tons of orange berries till the birds discover them.
What does one do with a recently retired husband hanging around underfoot? Give him projects. The first was to finish the library and we're 90 % there. The carpentry is done. We still have some paint touch ups to do and we need to change the carpet. The windowseat has a four inch thick foam cushion and we just bought some chocolate brown fleece to cover it. That will be my job.
The next project Rob found to tackle was building a holding pen in the garage for the dogs. It comes in handy for many reasons.
He finished the pen and we put down lots of pillows and blankets and toys so they like to wander in for a nap or to play.
Then he was on a roll. He made me a feeding station where I can prepare the dogs meals.
There are drawers underneath to store extra collars and grooming equipment.
Next he remembered that I saw a potting table that I liked, so he built one.
It's under the deck steps so it's protected from the weather to some extent.
Today he bought some green paint for the table. Only one dog wound up with green paint on it's face. I find that remarkable.
Morgan's bloodwork came back today and it was a reason to celebrate. Her thyroid and CBC were both perfect and her liver enzymes continue to drop. After having liver disease for so long, she's showing improvement. Dr B was very pleased and I'm thrilled.
To celebrate we took Morgan out to lunch. We went to this place which is a college hangout. They have tables on the front porch and we thought it would be a good place for Morgan to join us. Wrong.
The manager said dogs couldn't even sit on the porch. As far as manners go, I'll put my dogs up against most college kids any day. Oh well, it's their loss. They lost our business and I'll be sure and let some friends know and they won't go there anymore either.
We drove a few blocks farther and decided on this place. They have an outdoor terrace. Rob asked first and they said Morgan was certainly welcome.
This looks more pleasant anyway, don't you agree?
It was a perfect day to eat outside with a gentle breeze and puffy clouds.
Morgan found a good place to lie down under the table. She had her own container of water and shared my burger and fries and the croutons from the salad. The waiter commented on what a good girl she was.
I've just finished feeding the dogs and can go pick up my knitting for awhile. I might even have a finished item to show in the next couple days.