My favorite day is one with Dale.
She loves the chickens, and she loves to gather the eggs. She does try to be gentle with them, but she is only 2 and 1/2, so they didn't all make it in the house.
She would have sat with one on her lap all morning, but the chicken had other ideas and flew down.
DH is officially having a late life crisis.
Not really, but he is enjoying being retired, and finally took to heart the advice I have been giving him for years.
Life is short.
His Mustang GT finally arrived from sunny Florida. He's been waiting for weeks.
He's a happy
I am busy weaving a semi custom baby wrap, on the Circles warp, in reds and browns.
The news about Miss Puss is that she is NOT hyperthyroid, she is diabetic.
She is on insulin twice a day, which did not make me happy. Even though I have given thousands of injections in my 30 year nursing career, I wasn't thrilled about the prospect of giving them to her. But I want her to be ok, so I sucked it up, and I think we have it down now.
She is still horrible and mean to Roy and Sydney and Jinksie, but she is glued to me every chance he gets.
And she is uncharacteristically sweet and lovable.
DH threatened to eat the whole thing. ( recipe here )
For two years, my neighbor has kept it looking amazing, mowing and trimming once a week. But let me tell you, it is expensive. Not that he doesn't deserve every penny he charges, because he does.
But it hurts to spend the money, week after week.
Now I know what that phrase really means......."fixed income".
So I've been doing a little google work, and exploring the idea of letting the lawn go WILD.
I know, it sounds criminal, decadent, far out.
But think about it.....we spend hours and hours or a lot of money to keep our lawns manicured and the grass less than 2" long.
My side yard is a dog yard. I know Roy would not care one bit if we let it grow.
The front yard is on the road, so we don't go out there and sit either.
If I sit outside anywhere, it will probably be in the chicken yard, where I have conversations with the "girls", and they keep their grass DOWN by themselves.
So why? honestly, why? we pollute the air, create a very sterile environment, and prevent the natural progression of things.......grass growing.
So I broached it to DH, who honestly received it better than I thought he would. It took him a few minutes to realize that I was serious, then another couple of minutes to process "letting the lawn go wild", but then, I saw the light go on.
Why are earth are we throwing money away that could be used to take us to Maine on vacation?
So it's on.........Crazy as a Loom, with its new wild look. The more I think about it, the more I LOVE it.
Thanks Alice, for the encouragement. :)