Lily’s recovering well

Lily had her operation yesterday, and everything went well! The tooth was removed and she recovered last night at home. She was pretty disoriented from the pain medicine and the anesthesia when we brought her home last night, and even this morning she was a bit under the weather. However, this evening she’s bouncing around and back to her old self!

Thanks to everyone for their support, and to grandma and grandpa Keenan for their wonderful card!

Firefox 1.0 (preview) and Thunderbird 0.8

The Mozilla Foundation and its volunteers have been hard at work! They’ve just released Firefox 1.0 preview release, their fast, secure, and featureful browser which I’ve used since version 0.5 and Thunderbird 0.8 the email client. I would recommend both products to anyone who’s ever been nailed with spyware, or viruses by using Internet Explorer or Outlook (or Express).

In particular, I cannot sing the praises of the browser enough. For browsing it offers quick navigation, tabs, integrated search box, and type-ahead find (just start typing and it searches in the web page). For web developers, the DOM Inspector is indispensable.

Get Firefox!

feels like fall

Today I woke up around 8:30 and let Lillian outside. The wind whipped through the door and blanketed my face and arms with cool air. It couldn’t have been more than 50 degrees out and it felt glorious! I went back to bed for a bit, but not before opening the windows to enjoy the beautiful weather.

We started by taking Lily for a long walk around the neighborhood. We walked down our street, did the largest possible route in another subdivision, and walked back enjoying the beautiful weather the whole way. Next, we went to Panera for lunch, and ate outside with Lily and Coty (I really don’t like this spelling). We returned home after recording the number of what looks like a doggie day care being built in our adjacent shopping center.

With the beautiful temperatures, we spent most of the afternoon working on the yard. We mowed, dethatched, pulled up tons of crab grass, over/reseeded, and finally dug a drainage ditch down one side. Hopefully all of these things will help us have a beautiful lawn come spring. We’ve already been able to see major results from the fertilizer. We had beautiful green growth before we gave it a buzz cut in preparation for the seeding.

We dined this evening at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe and honestly weren’t terribly impressed. We paid more than $8 each for our dinners which were small portions and Libby said her panini was most similar to grilled cheese, but worse. My grilled wrap was miniscule. Here’s to say we won’t be returning for a while to try anything new.

Libby, Lily, Coty, and I went for a second walk of the day around the neighborhood trying to get Coty some exercise to help trim his figure.

I’ve put up pictures of some of the celebrations for Lily yesterday. Libby baked muffins for the puppies and Lily was generous enough to share them at the dog park for the Dachshund Meetup.