Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Breaking News!! Yes, it happened. The temps here were in the 40s for 2 days and we got rid of ALL the snow. It's the first time in weeks!! I can actually see all the ground again. Amazing!! This is a big deal for someone with S.A.D. The snow doesn't help my winter funk at all. Now if only I could have a little sun too. LOL. I know, I know. I want too much. I was hoping the pond would completely thaw out but there isn't enough time............. I want, I need. Right now it's raining but a front is going to go through this evening and the cold air is returning with a vengeance. More snow will be here on Wednesday/Thursday so I better drink in my bare ground while I have the chance. We may get 3 to 8 inches.
I reminded myself for days that yesterday it would be Martin Luther King Day and that the post office and banks would be closed. Did it work? NO!!!!!!!!!!! Of course not. I'm senile. Beyond hope. My son even asked me if I went to the post office and, of course, I had to admit that I did. He put a positive spin on it for me and said I had to go to town anyway as we were low on eggs. It helps to have sympathetic relatives when you have advanced senility. LOL.
Every week my trips to town almost always revolve around my need for eggs. The incredible edible egg. I won't go into a big deal about why eggs are good for you as you most likely already know they are and why. The cholesterol mumbo jumbo has been disproved and you can safely eat the yolks if you want. Even the most conservative M.D.s will allow you to have 1-2 yolks a day and unlimited whites. I usually only eat the white unless they are deviled but my husband and son eat the whole egg.
We are egg people. We eat eggs for breakfast and lunch every day and sometimes for supper too . I have a minimum of 108 eggs on hand by the end of the my weekly shopping day. I really need my own chickens but my hubby says no.
We had an egg shortage here once and I was preparing to leave town in search of the illusive egg. I was afraid I would have to revert to a life of crime as a chicken thief - furtively sneaking through people's backyards, breaking into their chicken coups, putting my hand under some protesting chicken's bottom, getting my eyes pecked out. LOL. At any rate on the day of the local egg shortage I finally found eggs and I bought all they had. The check out clerk was a little taken back and said, "Hmmmm, you have a lot of eggs." I explained. "Shhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone. I'm an egg hoarder." She was okay with that. There are a lot of hoarder shows on TV. Besides, I'm sure she will have another interesting story to share with her fellow clerks.
What would you call people that love eggs? Eggholics? There are actual online Eggholics Anonymous groups. I'm really not interested in a 12 step cure for this though. Maybe you would call egg lovers Chinese? - The Chinese supposedly love eggs. I don't have a single Chinese gene that I know of but I do love their food. Maybe an egg lover should be called a fox? LOL. Of course, I'm not very sly really. How about a snake? - snakes love eggs but as you know, I'm not a fan. Or a weasel, skunk, mink, otter, raccoon, crow, gull? They are all eggs lovers too. The term for egg lovers is definitely not Ovaphilia. Ovaphilia is a fetish involving the simulated laying of an egg or eggs by a female human. LOL. Do people actually get this? I have some weird habits but simulated egg laying?? What does this involve? Building a nest? Sitting on it? Waiting for an invisible nothing to hatch? It's problems like this that caused the development of pharmaceutical psychotropic meds.
Did you know there are Facebook groups for people who love eggs? And there is an actual egg lover's song. Sing along with me. LOL.
At any rate I got most of my errands and shopping done yesterday. And I am "with" eggs and not "without" so all is right with the world. I won't have to freak out and get shot in a chicken coop by some peeved farmer or be spurred to death by an irate rooster.