A couple of “trimmings” today

(This post is pretty picture heavy, so I went with a smaller sized picture to make it easier to manage! Click the picture for full-sized goodness!)

Today was the day to give both my husband and the lawn a haircut. To pre-face this post, you should know something about PW. He only gets haircuts before big races. In fact, despite having already raced this year (in March), it wasnt a “Big Race”. So…his last haircut was right before Hawaii. In September. Needless to say, he was getting a little shaggy! With Utah coming up QUICK, we had to fix that situation!

Yes, that is a plastic bag around his neck. We cut his hair outside because there was SO MUCH OF IT. And a trick we learned while cutting his hair in Lake Placid last year (Thanks Paul!), was to put a bag there to catch it!

A quick skim of a number 3 and he is READY TO RACE!

Doesnt he look FAST and ready to tear up that mountainous course?!

Second thing to know…I love to mow the lawn. Its pretty much the ONLY househould chore I enjoy. I despise laundry, and dishes (which is okay because I like cooking, and PW does the dishes, evening it out!), but mowing the lawn is A-Ok. Its all about instant gratification!

So today was 1) the first mowing in our new house and 2) the first mowing of the YEAR! this means summer is soon!

Heres our lawn before (first backyard pictures on the blog, woohoo!)

Addition: I love our yard. LOVE IT. It came with the fence (which is great for our pups!), and we live in the city. So having this yard is awesome!

A quick spin with our fast mower and its as good as new…

Thundershowers off and on today…I hate storms!

A couple of birthday eats…

For lunch on my actual birthday, I went to The Boynton with PW and some friends. They have famously good pizza (including gluten-free!), so thats what I split with Jo-anne. Ours was spinach, feta, and tomato. Oh and a Wachusett Country Ale (us New Englander’s love us some Wachusett!). We watched marathon and the sox while munching away!

(iPhone quality…sorry!)

For dinner on Tuesday night, I went to to Longhorn Steakhouse with my parents, brother, PW, and grandmother. I had a really good filet with garlic sauce and this unbelievable blackberry/sweet tea vodka concoction!! (I dont normally drink this much, buts it birthday/vacation week!)

And then finally my brother wanted to take me out to breakfast for my birthday (we used to go every weekend when he was growing up!). So, we went to the “usual place” and we got our “usual breakfasts” (I havent been there in years but the waitress remembered my usual…and even my special request…”everything well-done”!!)
Nothing like some good old artery clogging goodness…

Its been a pretty tasty couple of days ;) Im ready to buckle back down and eat some veggies though! Crock-pot chili is on top tonight…heading to Trader Joes to get some more flaxseed/soy tortilla chips momentarily to side with dinner!