Well, here it is, Monday once again. How does that happen?
Overall, we had a good weekend, and though I didn't get any of the things around the house accomplished that I had hoped to do, it will still be waiting for me.
Saturday started on sad news. We took Jetsam back to the vet for his follow-up after his mega-dentistry procedure. The vet informed us that he has cancer in his jaw, poor sweetie. Apparently it's pretty fast-moving, and there are treatments though the prognosis is not promising. So we will just keep an eye on him and keep him comfortable. For the moment, he is his usual happy, purring, sweet self, so that is good. As long as he can be happy, we will enjoy every second we can. But I would like to ask you to keep a good thought for him if you are so inclined.
After that, we headed home to eat breakfast, and decided that since he wasn't letting it ruin his day, we weren't going to let it ruin ours! We went on the "mystery trip" that The Tim had been talking about for a couple of weeks. Where did we go, you ask? Well, we drove to Riverton, NJ, a small town along the Delaware River, only about 1/2 hour from our house. They were having "Treasure Day," which is basically a town-wide yard sale. The stores on the main street have sidewalk sales, and nearly everyone in town has a yard sale.
It was such a nice time! The town is very walkable, and we saw some absolutely beautiful old houses - the kind with wraparound porches, big yards, and amazing architectural detail. It was such fun to walk around, look at the houses and do some people-watching, as well as get to pet some cats and dogs!
We walked along the river, and saw the Riverton Yacht Club:
And of course, as is the case everywhere in this area, yet another street/building/place named for the Lippincott family:
We walked around for about an hour and a half, then headed home. On the way, The Tim wanted to stop at a Target for some things, which was fine with me. Especially when I looked in the cheapo bins in the front, and found a patriotic project bag for $3.00! It's just the right size for a sock project. :-)
The called it a cosmetic bag ... but, whatever. Potato, potahto.
We spent the rest of the day indoors, watching stuff we'd recorded and cuddling kit kats. I also finished my Mojito Socks, which you will see later in a post of their own.
Sunday, The Tim had to work, and I had some stuff I wanted to do. First up, was to sweep in the garden. There wasn't a lot there, since I've been working on it the past few weekends, but it took me about twice as long because I had helpers:
Jack and Jetsam inspecting things,
while Pip sits inside and wonders why Milo the Koodle went upstairs to hide.
(So much for being a badass.)
Jetsam takes his inspection work quite seriously.
Pip finally gathered his courage to come out and join us ...
and then immediately regretted the decision.
Jetsam thought if he sat in front of the car, near the carport door, that it might magically open and he could explore things in the neighborhood. (Spoiler alert: Didn't happen.)
Jack was convinced that if he was lounging, I wouldn't be able to pick him up to come inside.
(Spoiler alert: I could, and did.)
Jetsam was willing to come in, but not until he and Pip had hissed at each other through the screen after Pip went back inside the house.
Eventually I corralled everyone and we went back inside where they all got some treats. So as far as they were concerned, it had all been successful. And it was, I got a lot of dead leaves, etc. swept up and bagged. Now I need to plant some flowers and do some more cosmetic things and we'll be in good shape.
At this point, I was feeling tired and decided to call it a day. We were out there longer than I'd expected to be, and I actually got a lot more done than I'd expected, so I didn't feel too bad changing clothes and starting to organize dinner. Dinner turned out pretty well (something I made up, that doesn't always work), and it was a relaxing evening.
So it ended up being quite nice. But as usual, much too short!