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Everyday Life: Week 3

The third week of this year has looked something like this:

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Winter skies in Southern Oregon.

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Sometimes you just need very chocolatey chocolate chunk cookies.

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Egg salad. With veggie bacon. Just do it.

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One of my favorite pizzas from pizza night. Potatoes with pesto, caramelized onions and goat cheese.

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Rain-watcher.

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A super easy dinner. Mashed potatoes, gravy, Trader Joe’s veggie chicken sausages, corn and peas.


Percy is learning new tricks!

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This dude is clocking in at just above 5’6″ at 11 1/2 years old. WHAT.

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Leftover mashed potatoes make good breakfast potatoes… with scrambled eggs and Quorn meatless sausage.

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Somebody trying REALLY hard to get a little bagel bite.

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Some days…

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Re-organizing.


Just steps from my house, the Women’s March that happened Saturday was inspiring.

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Sometimes you get two hours of sleep. And then use a cocoa avocado skin food mask…and it’s perfect camouflage for SnapChat’s deer filter.

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Dinner-prep helper.

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Veggie chicken and biscuits (filled with cheddar and rosemary!).

Hope you’ve had a lovely week!

Day to Day Life: Week Fifty-One

A little glimpse at the last week:

Winter skies are hard to beat…
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Residual snow from last week’s winter storm.
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Tree-snow.
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Noodle pile.
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Butternut squash is excellent this time of year…
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Especially when put into this lasagna! (I even snuck a pound of spinach in it this time!)
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The doggy diapers arrived… and while they make me laugh, they’ve been a lifesaver for longer stretches in the house, like bedtime.
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Happy Boy.
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Pintos, to the pot!
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Thrown together dinner one night… barbecue chik’n sammiches with slaw on jalapeño cheese rolls.
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My Little Chicken.
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Basketball season’s officially started.
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Score!
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Silas had a sleepover after his game… I made the kids crepes for breakfast today. Cheese crepes, cinnamon apple crepes.
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Day to Day Life: Week Fifty

The last week, in photographs:

A cookie-pie situation.
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This fella is taller than me these days… at the ripe ‘ole age of 10 1/2 (exactly, today). Damn.
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I love the color of beets… red beets, candy-striped beets, golden beets…
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A cozy sweater wearing Dudley Gunther Chicken after his bath.
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Thrown-together-pasta-mess is one of my favorite dinner types.
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Adulting in the finest sense! Fresh broccoli, steamed. Annie’s Mac and Cheese, extra cheesy.
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Craig and Vincent went down to Long Beach Thursday through Sunday, meaning Thursday I had a full 24 hours to myself. I went to Sammich with my buddy Janet and ordered this – the “Happy Birthday Ldubb” Special: house roasted turkey, provolone, sprouts, onions, black pepper herb mayo, dijon, pepperoncinis, on baguette. SO GOOD!
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While they were out of town, that also meant Friday until this evening, its just been Silas and I. Before his dad left town, Si informed us both “it’s MEAT WEEKEND!” To kick off said Meat Weekend, I cooked chicken for the first time in nearly 10 years. Panko-crusted buttermilk chicken tenders, mashed potatoes with chicken gravy, a big ‘ole salad and then homemade buttermilk ranch.
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We went to brunch the next morning with Nana, to a place around the corner from our house, Smithfields, a restaurant that specializes in sustainable “nose-to-tail” dining. I ordered the “Neil’s Brekkie,” which was delicious! Corned beef, duck fat fried potato cake, bacon-braised collard greens, a fried egg, stone mustard cream, rosemary cheddar, and house-made worcestershire sauce.
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A little Silas ice skating adventure in the cold, rain… then snow.

Followed by a pizza dinner date.
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This little boy crashed pretty hard both Friday and Saturday nights and didn’t once ask me the usual “can I stay up late?”
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We woke up to a town coated in snow this morning!
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In front of our house…
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I hope you’ve had a lovely week!

Day to Day Life: Weeks Thirty-Four, Thirty-Five and Thirty-Six

The last few weeks in a series of photographs:

Upon cracking open my first bottles of kombucha, I discovered it’s the bubbliest, tastiest homemade ‘booch! I am very excited about future flavor possibilities!
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Silas’s mom found a little injured bird at her workplace and called to see if I’d come get it… Because that’s what crazy bird ladies do.
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After figuring out what type of bird s/he was (I think a Hutton’s vireo), I figured out what it’d eat (bugs and berries mainly). Despite a good appetite, after a few days the little guy didn’t make it…
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We had a last-of-the-summer camping trip, which was also for the kickoff of Vincent’s water polo season. We camped with the team in Redmond, Oregon. Enroute to Eastern Oregon…
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Guess who else got to camp?
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Uploading and editing water polo pictures in our tent, listening to some crazy wind outside and hiding from the dust…
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Coming home from camping means butt-loads of laundry. Apparently.
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Eggplant parmesan with ALL the eggplants out of our little garden.
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Dough balls.
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For pizza night… though pretty, this was the spiciest pizza EVER. Luckily sour cream on said pizza wasn’t as odd as it sounds! Hah!
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Little Chicken is not a morning Chicken.

Yolks.
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Excellent Ashland grocery store finds!
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Taco night!
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Little cuddle Chickie.
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Parmesan mashed ‘taters with mushroom gravy, fried Quorn nak’d chik’n with a parmesan panko crust, homemade bbq sauce and some little corns.
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Somebody started their last year of elementary school this week! (Photo curteosy of his mama.) Vincent also started his last year of high school, but there were no pictures taken.
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Making guacamole makes me miss the free Kaua’i avocados that used to grow in my backyard! Avos are expensive!
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Vincent’s 17th birthday was yesterday. We tried to surprise him a day early after water polo practice, which was a failure! Due to a little lightning and thunder the kids left early! Vincent wasn’t even there when we showed up! So we simply ate the cupcakes on his actual birthday, along with a little homemade pizza party with some friends and family. While I charged my camera intending to take some photos, I didn’t capture a single photograph other than the cupcakes the day prior!
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Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-Three

A wee little peek at the last week:

Our friends Janet and Ray gave us a bunch of tomatoes out of their garden, so I made a bunch of sauce.
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And jarred up a few jars of said sauce for later.
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Red.
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Pink.
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Pink and tan.
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Last minute/totally not planned-out dinner one night – Quorn Chik’n turned into General Tso’s Chik’n and un-pictued fried rice.
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Brought to you by bourbon and Apple Photo Booth.
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Coraline-Chicken.
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Practicing good hippie habits… and I am SO excited.
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The easiest treat. Frozen bananas, unsweetened cocoa and honey peanut butter blended up until smooth!
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The hubby played a set with Al Torre at a little festival here in town.
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Future Christmas card.
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Silas has been playing kids’ water polo on Sundays. Today there were only two boys.
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We took the kids shopping for some school clothes then got Mexican food… My hubby and I ordered margaritas, but the woman who took our order came back and said, “I am so sorry! We are out of tequila! But! If you like horchata (which the kids had ordered and we did last time we were there), we have a new drink with horchata and spiced rum… and it is GOOD.” So that is what we had… and it most certainly was good!
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I hope you’ve had a wonderful week!