After taking a week off from blogging, I am now back.
My daughter’s wedding on Saturday went off without any hitch and everyone seemed to have a good time. Weddings are a good time to meet with family and old friends and to meet and make new friends from among the in-laws. We had a lot of houseguests and the last of them left yesterday. I come from a close-knit extended family and many relatives came from all over the world and we had a wonderful time together.
The one drama was that on Friday (July 4th) evening, Baxter the Wonder Dog found a big slab of rum-raisin chocolates within reach and ate half of it before being discovered. Since chocolates and raisins can be very toxic for dogs, we immediately rushed him to the vet emergency room that evening and spent the evening there while the vet examined him. They kept him overnight for observation while all of us had a sleepless night worrying about him.
But on Saturday morning, the day of the wedding, the vet called to say that he seemed to be doing fine and showed no signs of any toxic effects but that they were keeping him for more observations and further tests. This was a huge relief for all of us and enabled us to enjoy the wedding and we picked him up from the hospital right after the reception at 1:00am on Sunday morning. He seems to be just fine.
So back to work (and blogging)!