Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Reason, thou Dost not Shackle me

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Y'all, I am so excited. Super excited.  SUPER-DE-DUPER excited!  You know how when you're a teenager or even in your twenties (yes, I'm that old.  Old,  tell you), you imagine that you and your friends will just keep doing wacky spur-of-the moment stuff?  And then you have kids and you kinda stop doing wacky spur-of-the-moment stuff despite your self?

Well this weekend the dweej and her cohort Meg are throwing off the shackles of reason!  Embracing the frustrations of pack-and-plays!  Sending emails re: tomatillos and how many are needed for the perfect salsa!  Because she's loading up her kids and driving here from Chicago for no reason.  And staying with us for the whole weekend.  And will be here TOMORROW.  

Spur-of-the-moment, I welcome thee.

So instead of blogging, I should be "getting stuff ready" (I won't say I'm cleaning because then she'll be all "Don't clean on account of me!  Keep your house a disaster.  It'll make me feel better" and then I'll have to be all "No way.  Your kids aren't used to living in a toxic waste disposal facility and may become ill if I don't tend to this disaster" and then she'll be all...well, you can see where this is going.).  And I will be" getting stuff ready" as soon as I share this decoy picture:



Look, all 5 of my kids in the same photo. I think it's the very first one ever!  And you're diggin' that we have such an awesome party tent in our front yard, right?  Anyway, decoy photo so that you wouldn't see a preview of the REAL photo, which is this...


Holy mackerel!  Most gigantic zucchini ever!  Child is smart to be so suspicious.  Also, she still has enormous big toes.  Because I know you were wondering.

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  1. O.M. Goodness...that expression is priceless!

    She seems to be thinking, "So...this is how it's going to be in this place? Hunh. Was NOT expecting the giant zucchini."

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  2. Ok what is hilarious is that I didn't even notice the zucchini! And then when I read the next sentence I thought you were referring to your baby daughter as an enormous zucchini.

    Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Her cuteness eclipses the enormousness of the incredi-veggie!

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  3. Mary is dubious about summer squash! That is one honkin' zuke!

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  4. Love the picture of Mary! and, um, awesome tent! We're in the middle of winter so I can only dream of sitting outside voluntarily haha.

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  5. She is too cute!! You need to make a batch of zucchini bread with that monster.

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  6. Mmm...that reminds me, I need to get some Zucchini so my Mom can make me several loaves of Zucchini Bread while she's visiting in a week and a half! Yup, totally gonna take advantage of Mom being here...she's gonna help set up the whole nursery too (which is still a working office at the moment and we're going out of town tomorrow for the whole weekend too), she might even paint it if we really get going!

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  7. Maribel (I'm still trying!) would like you to make chocolate zucchini bread with that monster. It's one of my favorite "chocolate cakes" ever and it's at least halfway healthy. I'll email you the recipe if you want it :)

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    1. No fair! If you post about chocolate zucchini bread in a forum like this, you MUST post the recipe in the forum as well. It's a law. Article 32 of the Zucchini Surplus Code aka "Good Lord! I have 8 zucchinis, only 2 recipes and the plants just keep. producing. more!"

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  8. OMG so fun!

    Also, Mary is gorgeous and I love her outfit. I barely noticed the zucchini until I read the text underneath the picture.

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  9. CUTE baby! :) And fab-o tent. I wonder how it'd go over in my ol' suberb o' the Washington D.C. if I put a tent in my front yard like that? Teehee-tempting.

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  10. So, have you cut into it? We have a couple specimens that size (I didn't see them under the leaves and they just kept growing) but are they still good to eat/use when they get that big? I'm talking about the zucchini, by the way.

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    1. We haven't yet but experienced folk have said that it's best for something like zucchini bread or muffins. So I'm gonna give that a try.

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  11. Mary is adorable and her toes are just the right size. :)

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  12. Biggest zucchini I have ever seen.

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