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After a quiet and relaxing weekend, we packed quite a bit into today.

Alex mowed the yard.  The fertilizer for the new grass seed along with regular watering and a good rain has made our lawn go crazy.  Hooray!

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Do you see all of those happy baby grass blades??

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As usual, Jack supervised.

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I spent the morning giving baths to our stinky kids.

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Who now smell quite pleasant. Thankyouverymuch.

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(It was random that they’re both looking the same direction… We need to work on directing attention to the camera.)

Then, this afternoon I baked some Spicy Zucchini Cookies. (Thanks Donna for the zucchini!)

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They aren’t as “spicy” as I’d expected, but are very tasty.  I even took some over to our neighbors to share :).

And my wonderful hubby grilled up a very yummy dinner – steaks, grilled zucchini (again, thanks Donna!), and garlic mashed potatoes.

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(Can we say Holy Huge Steak, Batman?!  I got these steaks on sale earlier this summer for a great deal.  We ate two when I bought them and froze two for a treat later in the summer.  It isn’t often on splurge on huge deliciousness like this.  But Alex is definitely a meat and potatoes man, so I think it’s a nice treat for him.)

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(I think I’m a real blogger now, I’m taking pictures of everything!… Did I just share a picture of raw meat on my counter with the whole internet? … But do you see those savings??)

Finally, I’ll leave you with the bloom I discovered on the deck this evening.  It’s been opening for a couple days, but really popped today.

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Hotpocalypse ’09

We’re surviving through Hotpocolypse ’09 in the Pacific Northwest.  Just a few months ago we made it through the winter Snowpocalypse ’08.  It’s been a crazy year of weather, we’re just hoping to come out of the week alive.

The bad news is that it’s been hard to keep up with watering our outdoor plants (tomatoes, flowers, fuchsias, dahlia); the good news is that when kept wet, they are growing like crazy.  Yesterday, my first dahlia bud popped:

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If I can survive the heat of the beaming sun, I might venture outside to take photos of the fuschias tomorrow.  I’ll get them posted soon, if I don’t melt first. 😉

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