We had our first backyard party in our new house due to Covid-19. It was not a big party. Our daughter, her husband and their twin daughters and our friends we met in our neighborhood, which consist of Christina and her 8 year old daughter, Maria.
It was a beautiful day in York, Pennsylvania. We spent the day in the backyard watching the girls play.
Maria has been giving the girls toys she has outgrown like the little tyke car and trailer.
Well I have been doing all kind of things around the house to keep busy. We have been having some nice weather, so David and I took advantage of it. David takes very good care of the lawn. We have found one big difference is that it needs to be mowed once a week. In Alaska it was every two weeks to a month depending on the rain. I have been working in the flower bed and trying to put a garden in. It is a lot of fun planting all the different flowers and there are so many more things I can grow in the garden here.
There are things that aggravate us in this time of a universal crisis. There are some people and business that are sticking to the rules of social distancing and covering our face while others don’t.
First I will talk about business and people who abide by the new rules to try to stay safe from Covid-19.
We had to take our Harrison back to the vet for a recheck for his ear infection. I want to say that East York Veterinary does a great job of social distancing and the wearing of a mask. We arrived at the clinic and called to let them know we had arrived. Then when it was time to bring Harrison in I placed him in the between the two glass doors. After I was out the nurse came in and got him. Dr Gale called me during the visit to tell me what was going on. He still had the ear infection but it was getting better. After talking to the doctor we get a phone call from the office to pay by card. Harrison is then brought back and put between the two glass doors with his meds. There was no contact with any person. Great job done by our vet. If you live in York, PA and need a vet I highly recommend our vet.
On Sunday Cade needed to go to Tracy and Ryan’s to help him with some trees they had fallen. Cade had left him his chainsaw to cut the trees up for firewood. There were a couple that were really big and Ryan couldn’t handle them.
Ryan and Tracy are from South Africa. Of course they have a different way of cooking and seasoning their burgers.
When we first arrived we all hung out to visit a bit and have some chips and dips or were we the dips. Not sure but anyway.
As the day went on our sun started to get covered by clouds. As the people arrived we were deciding where to have the beer tasting, inside or outside. We finally decided on eating inside and drinking by the fire pit.
I took my brisket off the pit. It had been smoking for 7 to 8 hours. It looked beautiful.
I got up this morning and got my BBQ pit going. I am cooking a brisket for our Beer Tasting this evening. It takes me all day to smoke my brisket. If I say so myself it is really good. I know I have several friends that think so too. Or maybe they are just being nice. Oh well I like it.
I know I didn’t blog yesterday, but nothing really happened. We just ran errands, boys looked at a job and I gave a person a jump. Oh yea, I BBQ two brisket yesterday for our church picnic.
The diet went fine. We had pizza with cauliflower crust. I do like that.
The picnic was fun and it was a nice day. It was a lot of fun laughing and joking with friends on a beautiful day in Alaska. We had tons of food. I think the brisket went over good.
I tried sticking to my diet. I ate meat, salad and some fruit. There was so many good-looking desserts I to ignore which I did, but there was one of Zoey’s gluten-free cakes which are always so good. I had a small piece of that and a small piece of chocolate.
Tomorrow will be the day of truth. I will see if I lost weight. Stay tuned to find out!