Cody got a bath outside today. It was hard for both of us. Me because he acted completely put out and him because soap was involved.
When he and Rocky were younger we used to put the pool out for them to jump in. Cody would actually lie down in the water and even dunk his head under. Bring out the shampoo though and BLAM they were gone.
Nothing has changed in that respect.
The good news is that Cody no longer smells like way too many dirty feet and is now sporting 'whiff of wet dog'. I dried and dried and dried him and hours later his coat is still damp. Tomorrow is brush out day. He's going to be wicked fluffy.
No matter, it perked him something new. He was all butt dragging today but after his bath he was all ready to do whatever came next.
I also got some household stuff done which has been driving me crazy for a month.
*Note to self - you want to wash the exterior of your windows with the hose and windex the screens are filthy!*
Tomorrow I clean the house. I hadn't bothered vacuuming for the past bit because Cody smelled so cleaning up all the fur wasn't working. So everything gets de-furred tomorrow. (Also, Amber has a spot that she goes to when she needs comfort and whenever I go to vacuum she's sleeping there so I don't bother. However, gentle time is over, the chair is supposed to be grey-green not orange and furry.)
AND, tomorrow the ladder to the pool may finally be put in. That concrete with the killer re-bar is the piece that needs to be put into place so that the ladder can go in the pool. Our pool was made by the former home owner and the water level is a foot below where the top of the pool is. Now, try and heft your body a foot straight into the air with nothing but your arms and wrists? Only one person (oldest Godson) is able to do it. I figure it's not worth breaking my wrist over.
So I think tonight I may be able to take my inaugural swim for 2008.
I told Bob I would wait for him but he said he wants me in the pool. Get this, this weekend is fairly nice (rain here and there) so we'll get out with the family etc. Starting Monday the long range forecast shows rain everyday for 10 days. I think it's funny that Bob may not be the only person not swimming while his wound heals!
I also finally made my homemade hamburgers again.
Just in case, here's what I do:
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1/2 a chopped onion
1/2 bag of lightly seasoned croutons crushed with a roller
2 Tbsp of milk
1 Tbsp of mustard
Shake in some steak spice
Mix it all up and make into patties.
Tonight I did 2 lbs (doubled everything but decided to add another egg) - made nine patties.
The seasoned croutons pack a wonderful flavour punch that you don't get from the 'seasoned bread crumbs'
I can't wait for Monday next week. We have so many plans over the next few days but on Monday, the house will be clean, all family and friends will have been for a swim and I can totally veg with my current book.
Since I'm not there yet, what do you do to pump up the flavour in your BBQ foods.
What is your favourite summer time dish?
Don't be shy about leaving the recipes in the comments. Seriously.
Chicken breast help would be greatly appreciated! It's either plain or BBQ sauce - I just want more flavour!