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Gardening Mama (or How to Hang Out with High School Friends)

Some of Scott's friends from high school that he hasn't seen in like 7 years were stopping by later to see our house. We quickly cleaned up the place, breaking one of our favorite mugs on the way.

The North Minneapolis Tornado of 2011

Brooke and the cat woke up only to look out the window, searching for the alley cat. An afternoon shift at the Best Buy. A normal morning. It started so peaceful. I'm not even supposed to work on Sundays. Something was off, Brooke was making good oatmeal. She had to take the car out to Long Lake. It wasn't going to be a normal day.

The Sunday Circular

We stayed out late the night before for our friend Jose's birthday party. This time Scott had more to drink than me. So we slept in.
Apparently Peanut also had to much too drink. I woke up to this mess. Of course he's licking the plastic bag in this picture. He loves licking bags -- reminds him of his alley cat days. 


  Scott's hangover comfort food is pancakes and syrup, that would be last thing for me. I tried to cheer him up with emoticon mini pancakes. 
My stomach was just not having it. This might be the first time I've left pancakes on my plate. Ever. 
Off to work I went, hungover. Damn you Best Buy!

While he went to his job, I worked on getting the chile-braised pork shoulder (from the latest Bon Appetit) ready for our epic meal.
 I got a strawberry plant from the back of someone's pickup truck while Scott was in California. Thanks to Emma for finding it on freecycle. He planted it for me earlier this week. Here's hoping it produces fruit.
I hope it prod…

Be Back Shortly

I've been on vacation in the Bay Area, while Brooke's been laying low in Nomi. We'll be back with new content shortly. For now enjoy this photo from the archives.

"USA Today" - April 2010

Escape Artist (or How to Make Miraculous Chocolate Macaroons)

Scott has been in California all week visiting his sister and brother, as you may already know. With him gone my day was pretty uneventful. I had decided today that I was going to get things done so not a lot of photos were taken.
Just a progress photo of my strawberry plant that I planted on Easter. I had also started 3 kinds of tomatoes and bell peppers this week. 
For breakfast I had steel cut oats. I know pretty exciting. 
Something unusual did happen today. I had gone out to get groceries and found Peanut soaked from the rain waiting by the door when I got home. I'm not sure how he got out or how long he was gone. He is not actually blurry in this photo as it appears. He had just shaken all the rain off his fur. He has been quite the escape artist lately and may have sprinted out quickly when I left. 
For lunch I just had a mixed green salad and a tangelo. 
For dinner I had ham and chicken jambalaya. My sister and brother-in-law were going to come up Friday night so I plann…