Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day

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It poured all day Saturday and Sunday was overcast and drizzly, but Monday dawned clear, sunny and warm.  What a glorious day!

Nathan had a parade in the morning.

The rest of the day was spent just enjoying the family and spending it outdoors.

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I planted flowers and that went a long way towards lifting my spirits.   

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The flower boxes and hanging baskets are full and back on the porch.

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I planted some lavender and a few herbs.  This is the first year in about 10 that I will not have a vegetable garden.  I feel kind of sad about that.  Just a bit, but not enough to change my mind. ;-)
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I made sun tea for the first time in a year and threw in some lemon balm.  Yum!
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Emily washed the car for her dad.  Stephen washed the other car.

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I got to sit and chat with Dan.  He got to spend time with the kids.

We kept an eye on the baby birds who have all hatched.  This chick is the cowbird.  I'm not sure how much food the three Phoebe chicks are getting because this one is so much bigger than the rest and seems to be covering them completely with its body.  As you can see, mother Phoebe barely has room for herself!
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Then I made steak with carmelized onions and mushrooms, baked potatoes and Parmesan crusted zucchini for dinner.   Simple, but delicious.

It was the perfect day!  

Today was back to school, work and rain.  I'm definitely ready for consistently sunny and warm temperatures.