For Alexis (Pictures of Two Hours in Spring)

I have been watching my nieces today while their mother is out of town.Of course, the chicken was a highlight. Some people really enjoyed carrying Peaky around. When Peaky wasn't being carried, she was being chased. I say it's good for chickens to be harassed a little. I like scrambled eggs.Q loved having brave cousins … Continue reading For Alexis (Pictures of Two Hours in Spring)

Appreciating the Regular and Maybe-Not-So-Fabulous

It started off being a comfortable day, until about 1 p.m. when my preferred pace of snail was disrupted because I remembered I'd signed up to take food to a family today. This family had just celebrated the arrival of their first child. They needed food.When I had my first born, it was a fog … Continue reading Appreciating the Regular and Maybe-Not-So-Fabulous

A Journey to the Grocery Store in Spring

My poor abused chicken.It all started when I went to the grocery store. At least, I meant to go to the grocery store, but it was a beautiful spring day and somehow I ended up at the nursery. The nursery with trickling water, shady nooks, flats of flowers, isles of rose bushes, two Saint Bernard's … Continue reading A Journey to the Grocery Store in Spring

Birthday Stories of the Random Persuasion

"Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous." -Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryOnce, many years ago, I ran out of checks. I asked my buddy, who works at my bank, to order some more checks for me. My buddy and I have been friends for a long time, I trusted him. I requested special … Continue reading Birthday Stories of the Random Persuasion

Stealthy Ham and Cheese

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?""What's for breakfast?"said Pooh. "What do you say Piglet?""I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said."-A. A. MilneThe first thing I say to myself … Continue reading Stealthy Ham and Cheese

Brought Low by the Bottle (of Antibiotics) and A Boy

A whole lot of nothing has been going on over here. Between pee pee events on the church lawn, outings with no socks, and trips to the dentist where our balloon popped ("MY BAWOOOOOOOOOOOON!....AHHHHHHHH!!!), we have been living our life with a bit of zest and a lot of bossiness. This morning, another regular event … Continue reading Brought Low by the Bottle (of Antibiotics) and A Boy

Baby Steps to the Cheerios

I read the back of the Cheerios box this morning, because I'm always word-hungry. If you register the code online the company will donate a dollar to help the underprivileged get cholesterol screening. I don't think much about cholesterol screening, and I don't even like Cheerios (I give them to my son who hasn't discovered … Continue reading Baby Steps to the Cheerios