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Mondaily with zucchini report

My coffee is cold! I'm drinking it anyway, interspersed with sending Sketch Fest payments and throwing a ball for the baby, who is doing a giggly imitation of a dog and is getting very good at fetch. Today's word is beeeeee, which is beans today, though it sounds exactly like beets from last week. We're working on word endings, still.

She is starting to anticipate words in songs - there's one we listen to that has a refrain of 'uh-oh!' that she will say a beat early now! She adores music, will dance around when it comes on, applaud when there is crowd noise, and if a song ends, she will run across the room and stare accusingly at whatever is making music until the next song starts.

The giant zucchini I posted a photo of is finally gone! It made: 6 loaves of zucchini bread with chocolate chips (2 of them went to gaming with me and I refused to take any home), 3 giant Turkish Zucchini pancakes, zucchini crumble (which I would not have guessed was not apple crumble if I had not actually made it myself!) and an oven pancake that was the only real flop. We have four zucchinis left, which are SIGNIFICANTLY smaller. One is destined for zucchini boats tonight, stuffed with sausage and marinara, then broiled with cheese on top.

Got art and other-adult-interaction time this weekend, both of which were much needed. I made good progress on Adopted:

I need to move laundry around now, and my coffee is long gone. Sketch Fest payments are all off, most of my immediate emails taken care of. Writing time today? I would REALLY like to finish another TW installment. I set my goal for August at 5, but have only finished 3 so far. :(

Maybe a guppy photo later?



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Aug. 27th, 2013 05:59 am (UTC)
It's quite tasty!


I used half the sugar in the filling that it called for, and it was alarmingly runny when I poured it into the baking dish, but it set up just perfectly!
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
Oooh, Adopted is much clearer now. And is that a tardis I see there in the back? And a princess phone? And ...
Aug. 27th, 2013 05:59 am (UTC)
:) You picked out two of my favorite details already! There are more to add, though!
Aug. 29th, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
Are impossible Escher-esque objects on the list? :)
Aug. 26th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Ellen, the picture is looking amazing!!! Its so exciting to hear about Elsa as she grows up. It feels like yesterday when you were expecting her, so everytime you post about her new discoveries ( or put up photos!) its always a jolt. She is certainly shaping up pretty amazing, just like her mom. :)

I'm really intrigued by your zucchini creations! Your zucchini+ choco chips sounds really intriguing!

Things on my end are hectic, but slowly clearing up over the next while. I hope to post more at Torn World and get back into the swing of fun things... <3
Aug. 27th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
:) :) Did you see the floor photo a few posts back, and did you recognize the little quilt she was lying on? She looooves that and is constantly pulling it off of Jake's chair to drag around the house.

Basically, I just added chocolate chips, golden raisins and walnut pieces to a regular zucchini bread. DELICIOUS. (I modeled it after 'banana split bread' that my Mom used to make with chocolate chips and cherries in it.)

Aug. 27th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
I had admired your floor, but hadn't noticed the quilt!!!! Oh my goodness, she looks adorable on it. ;) Hahah so happy that she's a fan. :D

I also got to have a look at your monster zucchini. It looks like a watermelon!!! I may have to try out some recipes... I love them fresh, but my guys won't eat them, so perhaps I'll get sneaky. ;)
Aug. 27th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
That sketch is FABULOUS!
Aug. 27th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!! :)
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