We’d promised the kids a trip to Newport this weekend.
Unfortunately, Robert was recovering from toe surgery and couldn’t join us.
We had fun with James and Emme and made it a pretty quick trip: Newport Creamery for lunch, a ride down Bellevue Ave. and Ocean Drive, and kite flying at Brenton Point. It was a pretty time to be there, sunny with flowering trees, although windy and a bit chilly for some.
Dropped Fluff off this morning for his 6 month checkup and grooming. His chart is labeled “Caution”.
Stopped at Soares for annuals for the pots and realized that I was walking without pain for the first time in days. Planted them since we may get rain tonight. Watered at least part of the back yard this morning.
Put in a new perennial garden at Edgewater, too. Picked up some nice plants at Soares. Emme kept me company and helped with the soil prep. We went to Sea Mist later; Ron took the boys swimming.
Emme stayed for supper. We made swordfish kebabs from one of the Fisherman’s Market purchases. Emme helped skewer them with tomatoes, onions and oranges. Delicious. I ended up getting “emergency” rice from the Chinese restaurant since it didn’t occur to make some earlier. I grilled yellowtail tuna the night before, but without marinade, it was not all that great. Good cold with Trader Joe soy sauce, though.
Raked the back yard here today while Ron mowed. Got rid of a lot of leaves, thatch and pine needles. Exhausting work, though. We did the transfer station as well. Grilled burgers for supper.
I planted asparagus and tomatoes. Supposed to be very warm this week. Peter graciously offered to do the screen door repair, thank goodness.