Weekend Recap

Got lots of stuff done this weekend. Saturday's weather was crummy, so I took the day to run some errands. First off was finding a place that would patch the tire on my car. (I picked up nails in my rear tires after the guys from LICB finished framing out our extension upstairs.) I got that done in Riverhead and then got a haircut. Andy, the guy who has been cutting my hair for over 15 years at Main Street Haircutters in Riverhead went in recently for open heart surgery. Evidently, he had some chest pains and went in for a stress test and some other cardio tests. They brought him in for a quadruple bypass, from which he's slowly recovering. Andy was back to work within 12 days of the surgery, which I find amazing. He's taking frequent breaks at work, but he's back to cutting hair. Best to Andy and his family - take it easy and don't rush things.

On Mother's Day, I cleaned out the grill and got some new propane in time to make Mom dinner. I picked up two big London Broil steaks at My Butcher and marinated them for the whole day. I also made that South Beach recipe that uses cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes, but I added some garlic to try to approximate garlic mashed potatoes, which went nicely with the steak. Kim made her 7-layer salad, too. Mom got a gift certificate for some makeup at Sephora from Kim and Rob. I bought her an ice cream maker and some ice cream dishes, which we can't wait to try out.

Next weekend, there's plenty of work to be done around the house. There are a few stumps that need to come out of the ground near the pool. Plus, I may take a tree out in the back yard near the garden so that that whole area can get some sun for growing vegetables and whatnot. I want to see if I can rent a skidsteer for a day so I can pull the stumps and some shrubs from around the pool, clear out the garden area and maybe make some "adjustments" to the landscaping around the yard. We'll see...