Summer is here. 

Warm weather has arrived, my garden is growing and our pool temperature is up to 88 degrees.  We're grilling out more and beginning to spend time on the patio. 

We've also been dealing with trouble shooting our dog's tummy issues which started with vomiting two or three days a week and did not improve with a diet of boiled rice and chicken.  After visits to the vet, exam,bloodwork and labs and an abdominal ultrasound...the diagnosis is IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) which is manageable with diet.  It's been physically and emotionally exhausting  and we are hoping and praying a diet change will be the solution. She is also on an antibiotic regime for two weeks.

On top of that, on Sunday afternoon, I pulled a muscle in my back and have been on my own regime of Motrin, ice, heat, and rest.  I expect that in two weeks I will be feeling normal again.   I am thankful for our pool's warm water temperatures because it has been such a treat to get in and relax in a Papasan float (made by Swimways) for an hour or so. 

In other news, we have our fingers crossed that our bikes will actually be in our LBS (local bike shop) this weekend for us to pick up!  The delay has been because of the fact that the parts for the internal gears come from Japan and have been back ordered due to the earthquake and Tsunami that devastated Japan.  Our first delivery date was mid April, then mid June and now....July 6th. 

If Kona is showing improvement, her "auntie Linda" is going to be hanging here and staying with her while we spend our anniversary (♥ #10 ♥) weekend in Dana Point and we are taking our bikes!!

Today, we are hanging at home with our pup.  Some floating in the pool, some reading, and grilling blackened fish tacos, with homemade pico de gallo, guacamole and margaritas for our July 4th dinner.  We had other plans for our celebration, but we're making the best of it with our pupster.

Enjoy your Fourth of July!  Have a blessed day and celebrate our precious freedom and don't forget those who serve our country to protect it!


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