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on any given Saturday…

August 9, 2011

…you will find me at the Fulton Farmers Market for any number of reasons. A) It’s less than 2 blocks from home, so B) fresh, straight-from-the-farm produce (and flowers and plants and cheese and BACON!) have never been so convenient to get, but also C) the beau manages it and her sister market in the Kingfield neighborhood, which means D) it was way more fun to contemplate documenting part of his work day than any of mine (i love you job, but you’re in an office. with a view of a parking lot) when the TeamPhotoblog challenge was issued last week to document “a day in the life.” Since the option was open to pick any ol’ day, I chose a Saturday. What’s not to love about Saturday, right? Sleep in (check). wander around the neighborhood (check), visit the beau at work (check), procure goodies from the newly established neighborhood farmers market (check), hop over the Lake Harriet for an afternoon walk and swim (check and check) and enjoy a nice dinner at home (check!). the only things I didn’t remember to document? The weeding (go me! i noticed it first thing out the door and actually started it later in the day) and the killer chocolate chip bacon skillet cookie we made at the end of the night. (and now it’s gone, so I can’t even pretend to have remembered).

a day in pictures after the jump…

I got these letters from Anthropologie (intending to paint them and then stencil the word “BIG” underneath) years ago during a bout of insomnia-inspired bedroom re-zenning.

doesn’t everyone keep their home office in a room you can only get to through the bedroom closet?

kittehs want to go outside. really. really. badly…

walking down the front steps, i realize the weeds are starting to outnumber the green that’s in the front yard on purpose.

truly, the only thing the awesome fulton neighborhood has been missing is this:

first stop at the market: 10,000 Licks for a Coffee Ice Pop. YUM!!

We saw Brianna Lane at the Lake Harriet Bandshell earlier this week. She was just as great unplugged in the middle of the market…

for brunch? a falafel of course. Have you tried her beet falafel? to. die. for!

hunger sated, it was time to round up the fixings for dinner, etc. Wax beans from Uproot Farm…

fresh tomatoes from Waxwing Farm…

bacon from Sunshine Harvest Farm…

and watermelon (orange watermelon!) from Gardens of Eagan…

after the market, there was (unpictured) weeding of the front hill until EJ got home and we headed to Lake Harriet. past the trolley…

past the bandshell…

past the canoes…

past the milkweed munching monarch caterpillers…

is our favorite spot to cool off in the summer:

it isn’t the world’s best beach, and sometimes there’s a boatload of seaweed floating in the water; even so, it’s one of our favorite spots in town.

after the dip, my second favorite part of the swimming routine: cloud watching…

back home, I inspect our milkweed. Instead of circus striped caterpillers, we have these guys. I have learned my lesson, however, and won’t be googling “yellow bugs” to figure out what they are. no good and much restless tossing and turning at night comes from seeing insect images I can’t ever unsee…

afterwards, dinner. (BACON!)

for BLTs with beet greens where the lettuce should be:

and sweet corn!

and watermelon for dessert

the end.

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