“Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.” – Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace, 1947

Monday, July 01, 2013

Nice Weekend

We had a pretty nice weekend.

We worked at power-washing the deck for about 3 hours on Saturday morning. Even with an early start and a cloudy morning, it got pretty hot before we were done. It had been a couple of years since I'd washed it and it needed it badly. It looks great now.

Then, we did some shopping and had lunch at a local old-fashioned diner called Good Times. The afternoon was spent around the pool.

We had beer-can chicken for dinner and it was great. Grilled corn-on-the-cob was an excellent accompaniment. 

Sunday, we went to the Warwick market where we got some veggies and greens. Upon arriving at home we made a nice green salad with goat cheese and roasted beets. Yum.

Another afternoon in the pool. Toward evening the weather got cloudy and looked threatening, so we spent the evening inside. Although we did fire up the bbq to do grilled lamb chops along with some roasted carrots and fingerling potatoes.

The only real bad thing on the weekend was our discovery of swollen lymph nodes on Alex. That is a sure sign that something is not right, and that "something" is most likely lymphoma. We've been through this with Sailor several years ago, so know the protocol of chemo treatments. Lynne will get him into the local vet this morning and we'll take it from there. Alex is approaching 11 years old--old for a Bernese Mountain Dog. And, he has always been a wonderful dog so we'll do whatever we need to do to keep him with us as long as possible.

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Posted under: New JerseyDog StuffFood and Cooking • by Rick on 07/01/2013 at 06:49 AM
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