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Super Esther

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      2 comments

Our littlest chicken has taken to jumping up and landing on my husband's arm to perch. He is besotted. He came walking up the stairs this morning, bent over, with Esther nestled happily on his back. I scooped her off to much flapping and squawki... Read more

Bad Money Day

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      2 comments

Bad money day. I've been stressed out over bills and my inability to pay them since the husband's job loss. Waiting for a tax refund that should have come by now, but which the IRS cheerfully tells me will arrive by mid-May. Of course, all that ... Read more

Adolescent Esthers

Monday, April 19, 2010      2 comments

Update on the Esthers: A flock of prickly, crabby, gangly teenaged chickens. Came home today and they're sporting nose rings and tattoos. They're getting bawky (balky?). And I was returning one of the Auracana chicks to the floor when she launch... Read more

Pep talk for Monday

Sunday, April 18, 2010      3 comments

So I didn't get everything done I wanted to this weekend. That's okay. I did enough. I ate lots of vegetables and fruit. I did some heavy house cleaning. I have a sense of peace and order going into the work week. Gotta plan my food for th... Read more

A shiny new weekend

Saturday, April 17, 2010      4 comments

It's Saturday morning and the weekend stretches ahead, shining and beckoning like a pristine stretch of highway at the beginning of a road trip. Every weekend I head for California. Every weekend, it turns out to be out of reach - too much trave... Read more

What a little sunlight can do....

Monday, April 12, 2010      2 comments

In my quest to accrue more fitness minutes than Spark Points, today I took a walk at lunch and with the dogs when I got home. But for my afternoon break, I strolled out to the small picnic table/park beside our office. In the afternoon sun, I wa... Read more

Day 1 - C25K

Sunday, April 11, 2010      2 comments

Took Electra the border collie with me and we did Day 1. It was a little uncomfortable, but not painful. I have to keep in mind the difference between the two - uncomfortable is okay! Love working out with the iPod. We continued walking after we... Read more

Next Step to Fitness Minutes

Saturday, April 10, 2010      0 comments

Today I went ahead and got the iPod Shuffle. I had been toying with the idea of getting a fancier iPod, but I really just want to use it for running, so I need the clip. I loaded the Interval Podcast so I can start training for 5K tomorrow. ... Read more

Working for Fitness Minutes

Friday, April 09, 2010      1 comments

So twice this week I rode the exercise bike for 60 minutes. It felt great! Until the hemorroids flared. Hmm. So I'm adding hemorroid cream into my fitness tool box. I hope it works; tomorrow I can go for a REAL bike ride. And maybe it'll w... Read more

Ugh - Eat too much, hard to bike

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      1 comments

I ate too much dinner! Argh! Now I'm full and don't feel like biking. But I am determined! I shall bike! emoticonRead more

Fitness points vs. Spark Points - It's ON, Baby!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      2 comments

Okay. Today I got a new trophy for 7,500 Spark Points. But I only have 3, 509 fitness minutes! Aw! emoticon So... Read more

Letting go and reaping rewards

Saturday, April 03, 2010      2 comments

I got off work early yesterday to go to pick out a new water heater. Ours has died. Happily I got a shower in before it died, so I don't feel disgusting. But I digress. On the way to the store, I had a talk with God/Goddess/the Universe - what... Read more

Esther update

Thursday, April 01, 2010      0 comments

The first 12 Esthers are all getting tall, with BIG chicken feet! Their feathers are coming in steadily, so they all look scraggly. They have learned to come running when I open the cage. I'm looking forward to being able to give them little tre... Read more

Taking a couple of days off, but no one to play with!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      2 comments

I'm out of practice with loneliness. I'm off work for a couple of days just to do work around the house - garden, hang those photos I keep meaning to get to, etc. Boy, do I miss work! Since I'm the only one off, there's no one home bu... Read more

First garden in 8 years

Monday, March 29, 2010      2 comments

For a long time, I lived in a rented duplex with no space for a garden. Last June I moved into my house and now I'm finally getting my hands dirty again. I've fenced off room for four rows. Today I dug the first raised bed row and OW. I am so no... Read more

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