2. Despite the cold, we're getting some eggs from the girls. It's always fun when a new flock starts laying. You never know what you're going to find. We've had a shell-less egg (just the membrane holding everything in) and teeny eggs and wavy shelled eggs. One chicken has given us about 6 eggs. Every single one has had itty bitty double yolks.
3. Kids who are trying to understand math make me smile. In the car today, Cuckoo and I had this conversation:
C: What is 2 minus 4?
C (before I could explain what -2 meant): Oh. My gloves are size negative 2T
Me: OOOOHHHH!!! They are size 2-4T, meaning they are for kids approximately 2 to 4 years old!
4. High school report cards came in this week. Buttercup's was shining, as we expected. Phoenix's was quite enlightening. Three teachers commented that he was showing improvement and 2 said he was a pleasure to have in class. What this means to us is, "FINALLY! WE FOUND SOMETHING THAT WORKS!!!" The ADD medicine and the homework system now in place have helped Phoenix turn things around. Completely. Hooray!
5. For some unknown reason, when the temps dropped, my knee swelled up gigantic and hurt like the devil. I still went to the gym and couldn't even get my knee to go through 3 rotations on the stationary bike. I was a bit nervous for a while, wondering if perhaps I managed to get a blood clot or some such thing. But then my wrists started hurting, too. And my jaw. Oh. Hello flare. I thought I was done with you. Apparently not only am I NOT done with flares, but my knee is extraordinarily sensitive to them. Thankfully, after a couple days I am feeling much better.
6. I spent some of one of those not feeling good days like this:
7. Bryan and Star have made it to Dallas safely. It is Star's year for a trip, and they scored tickets to the Ohio State v. Oregon game. It's been fun seeing the photos from Bryan and texting with Star as the trip goes on.
8. Remember how Bryan and Phoenix picked out a gigantic tree that took 6 of us to get upright and never did get straight? Well, it was time to take it down. Problem was, we hadn't watered it since week 2. 4 weeks ago. You know how tree branches bend, fold up, and move nicely? Yeah, well, they don't do that when they are dead and not watered.
|Um...who shrunk the doorway?|
|Giant is standing normally. This is really how wide that blasted tree was. And it wouldn't bend!|
The doorway to get out of the house was even smaller than the doorway to get out of the room it had been in. You'll notice Giant's face. He knew it wasn't going to work.
Have you ever read the Winnie the Pooh story where Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit's door because he ate too much honey?
Oh, so many similes and metaphors going through my head...
I jumped in, and with two of us heaving together (very much unlike the time Phoenix was supposed to be helping me heave a dead pig) we were able to pull that whale of a tree through that blowhole of a door.
We. Got. the. Tree. Out. of. the. House.
9. Our house did not burn down because of a ridiculously dry tree getting together with a stray spark from the lights.
10. The square on the calendar for Saturday is blank. Utterly and completely bare of responsibilities. It is especially helpful since it is 1:10am as I finish this post. I never sleep well when Bryan is gone, so it will be nice to have some nap time.
My word, I need to go to bed already!
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Have a lovely day!
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Rewritten, Thankful Me, The Wakefield Doctrine
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