Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Check out These Chicks!

Aren't they adorable? I would have loved to have picked one or two up for some photos, but every time I came near they tried to escape through the bars of the cage (note the pile-up in the upper lefthand corner), and I figured they'd appreciate a more low-key experience. I wish I could say they were mine, but they belong to my parents. I will, however, be eating their eggs. Which is quite possibly the creepiest sentence I have ever typed.

Ah, when it rains, it indeed pours. Life has been crazy, but swell. I recently went to Chicago to bid farewell to my dear friend Manic Mom, whom I have known for 5 years now. She just moved to Arizona. I will definitely miss that ho-bag. (Just kidding. She's much classier than a ho-bag.) While there, we caught Jen Lancaster's signing and I met the lovely Maureen Lipinski (whose new book Not Ready for Mom Jeans is now available). Steph and I posed for photos while tiny, glowing flying saucers landed behind us.

The cutie pie below will be a big brother by Labor Day, and I will be auntie to 3 new nieces and/or nephews by the end of the year (well, actually four--the baby of a best friend counts as a niece or nephew also, right?)

We are also getting our house in shape to sell, and we hope to make an offer on a new house we absolutely fell in love with. Oh, I am also still working on the new book, and working on work (so we can pay the damn street repair bill and avoid any potential buyers passing out on our kitchen floor should they see the assessment quote). The most awesome thing? Now here's where I bring this post full-circle and connect all the dots. If we get the house I love? I can have my own chickens there!

No doubt there will be more on these developments soon. In the meantime, I'm painting trim, crafting metaphors, and holding my breath.


  1. Penny2:32 PM

    #1. The chicks are SO adorable!

    #2. SO jealous that you were at Jen Lancaster's signing! Where is that pic?

    #3. New house? Where? Why do you need the additional room? hmmm? Just for chickens?

    #4. We have to make plans for a farmer's market or something soon!!!

  2. I love how you circled back to the chicks and post title.

  3. Anonymous12:11 AM

    I have tried to talk Dave into raising chickens...have friends who do and they eat their eggs. I also want baby goats, but Dave does'nt want to sleep with baby goats:-) Love your blog and can't wait to see you sweetie! Love ya! Mary

  4. Good luck on the new house! I missed Jen Lancaster's NC signing because of a water issue (as in, our well pump died and our house had no water!) and I'm still pissed that I missed her!

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  6. OK, HO-BAG!!! Hahaha, I can't believe it's taken me THIS LONG to catch up!!! I guess when I googled myself last, Ho-Bag didn't come up in the search! Love you! So many things going on in your life!! TWO BOOK PROPOSALS!?!? I only knew about one!!! AND moving!!! What's NEXT?!?!?!!? OMG!!! You HAVE to email me! MISSING YOU! xoxox