|Pork Wellington with mustard sauce and Sweet Potato/Rutabaga Mash with Sage and Garlic|
August 1 was our 50th wedding anniversary. Sweet Dave surprised me with a sentimental gift (after we decided NOT to buy gifts), a proof 1970 fifty cent piece set in a simple gold bezel to wear around my neck.
He was wonderful then, and he's wonderful now. I'm a very lucky woman.
|were we ever that young?|
Our day was spent quietly, the way we like it - together. Some beautiful flowers arrived for us and Judi (my maid of honor way back then) brought us a cool personalized gift. We're lucky, Dave and I.
|Jesse and Erin sent this bouquet|
|Cindy P dropped off this beautiful bundle while I wasn't looking!|
The weather has been up and down, mostly hot. Some nasty storms have rolled through but haven't stayed long.
|the skies were dramatic|
|couldn't see across the lake|
|and then it withdrew|
Dave is busy downstairs. The walls are up and he's in the "mud" phase right now. Rock and roll is blaring and he's grooving.
Lewis is fine now, at least we hope he is. Almost two weeks ago he had surgery to remove a small mass on his eyelid and another, more worrying one, in his mouth. They were biopsied but we haven't heard anything back yet. Finger's crossed everyone.....
He is such a good dog. He accepted the horrible cone without complaint. He couldn't get up the stairs from outside with it, however, and we had to remove it before we took him out to "get busy".
Since he was so very obedient and accepting we decided we could put him in a much more comfortable restraint after the first day. An inflatable donut collar would make it more difficult for him to reach his eye with a back foot. To make it even more difficult I put a bootie on his foot.....he didn't shake it, bite at it or pay any attention whatsoever to these embarrassments. "if you want me to wear these things, I'll do my best" He always gives us his best.
I actually think he enjoyed having his own special pillow that went everywhere with him. He's past all that unpleasantness now, no more bootie, no more collar, no more soft food (although I know he loved the scrambled eggs I made for his breakfast).
That's our August so far!