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June 2007 Archives

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 25, 2007 at 6:51pm

Ouch. Tough exercising outside today, what with the high heat, thick haze, and an air-quality alert (uh, yuck). I could feel it, absolutely, even though I got out there in the morning. Sucking wind and pouring sweat, not a lovely sight, ha. But I was due, after my steaks-and-strawberry-shortcake sojourn. Yeah. Back to reality. Dang….

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 24, 2007 at 8:12pm

What can I say? Another lovely summer day. Sometimes Minnesota sneaks up on you and is a damn nice place to live. Sun, sun, and more sun! Visits (and jumps into the pool) with our neighbors the Hatzungs, and Nathan’s friend Emmett (who spent the night last night after the close of our baseball season),…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 22, 2007 at 10:34pm

Back to La Belle Vie, woo hoo! Man I love that place, love putting on 4-inch heels (that make me no less than 6’3″, no lie, good thing I like being a giant), dressing up a bit (sometimes it’s just time for a bit of cleavage, even if it’s, uh, rather minor), and hanging in…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 21, 2007 at 6:53pm

Veggie heaven, oh yeah. Today was my second pick-up of vegetables from my La Finca CSA veggie share. A bounty of leafy greens, more than we could ever eat in just salads, so I got busy cookin’… First I made a gorgeously jade green spinach soup, with a hint of curry and cream. Hot or…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 19, 2007 at 7:09pm

As all moms do, I’m always trying to sneak healthier versions of Nathan’s favs into his diet. He wanted a burger for lunch today, so I talked him into thin slices of steak (much leaner, and a much more modest serving than a burger), sauteed and served on a whole-grain bun with ketchup and pickles….

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 18, 2007 at 12:56pm

I had such a nice Father’s Day it could have been Mother’s Day! Romantically floating in the pool, pretty much all damn day. So yes, John’s dream day, especially when Nathan joined us too. Lots of chatting, good tunes, insane amounts of sun, and eventually a dry off and dinner on the patio at Bacio….

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 17, 2007 at 9:26am

The weather gods smiled (grinned!) upon us yesterday and There Was Sun. Lots of sun, in fact. So let’s hear a big woo hoo for the weather gods, yeah! Wow, a gorgeous day, perfect for chillin’ in the pool with Rudy& Ana and Stu & Debbie and (several, ahem) glasses of cold wine. It was…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 15, 2007 at 7:35pm

Swimmin’ & swimmin’ & swimmin’ some more. Splash! Wow, what a hot streak, days in a row of sunshiney hotness and we’re taking every advantage. We had my nephew Cooper Cuteness (aka Triple T, or Teeny Tiny Turducken) in the pool on Wednesday, and Cooper and Stacey and Etta in the pool on Thursday, and…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 12, 2007 at 9:57am

Smokin’ out there, hooeeey! That’s Minnesota for you (us), from mid-60s one week to mid-90s the next, with nary a lovely 70s in between. Sigh. So I’ll forgive you (me) for complaining that one week you’re freezing your butt off and the next yer sweatin’ like a frizzy-haired pig. Or something. Damn! Good for the…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 10, 2007 at 12:46pm

Oooh, it’s a hot one out there today, definitely a day for hangin’ by the pool. Just John and me, since my stepdaughter left for a trip today, and Nathan’s spending the afternoon with his dad’s family. So…a little sun, a late-afternoon shower, a simple, light dinner of grilled shrimps with spicy braised green beans,…

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