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
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
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
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
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....
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
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
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.
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Working for Fitness Minutes
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
I ate too much dinner! Argh! Now I'm full and don't feel like biking. But I am determined!
I shall bike! ... Read more
Fitness points vs. Spark Points - It's ON, Baby!
Okay. Today I got a new trophy for 7,500 Spark Points. But I only have 3, 509 fitness minutes! Aw!
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Letting go and reaping rewards
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
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!
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
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First garden in 8 years
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