I’m nervous. Our village is looking into the backyard chickens issue and I’m a bit iffy on which side things will fall. I was feeling really positive until I went to the farmer’s market in town yesterday. There’s a big split between the baby boomers. Some say this is a “common sense” issue and that […]
I frequently refer to my younger daughter by the nickname she gave herself as a toddler. You’d ask her what her name is and she’d respond enthusiastically, “I’m Fi Fi!” So she’s stuck with it. Anyway, Fi is getting ready for a 50’s-themed music program at her school. She even has a speaking part where […]
Fi’s at her dad’s this weekend. I always miss her, especially on weekend mornings. Saturday mornings are often spent with everyone in the house, cats included, piled up on our bed while the kids watch cartoons.
We’ve been making do with a 1 gallon watering dish for the girls. Now that they’re laying, it’s not even getting them through the day. They’re consuming feed at at least twice the rate that they used to, and now the water needs to be filled up twice a day. So in order to make […]
Poor Annie has been complaining all morning…whimpering and clucking. Her hind-end seems rather puffy and she’s staying away from the other hens, so my best guess is that she’s getting ready to lay her first egg. She’s very happy for us to hold and pet her, so we think it must be soothing. Since the […]
Don’t be fooled by the cute. This monkey is pukey. Poor Monkey Man.
January in Chicago is nothing if not anti-climactic. It’s the end of the holiday buzz and the beginning of the long and tortured march toward Spring. The only way to get through a Chicago winter is to find ways to enjoy the cold weather. So once we realized this weekend would top out at a […]
A couple of months ago I landed a great job as a design manager for a national retailer. Retail + holidays = long days = no blogging. So please pardon the catch up. First off, Will has been walking like a champ for well over a month now. Lately he’s taken to running anywhere he […]
This morning I was brushing my teeth when Dave walked into the bathroom with Will. He’s developed this new thing where he opens his mouth wide when he sees you eating or drinking, like a little begging baby bird. After seeing that I was enjoying a feast of toothbrush and toothpaste, Will started mooching, so […]