Well, it finally feels like we are back to normal. We have no company, human or otherwise and although it's lonelier, it's quieter.
Lola (BoxerX) is resting her legs and back, she's been playing a lot and is still frequently. There's no one interesting here at the moment so she is spending time just relaxing on the couch. I have every faith it'll help her heal up. Nothing like a rest to let your body fix itself.
Walter (Pug) is pleased for the quiet of GuestPug going home. Although lovely, GuestPug does follow the crowd around and seems to think Walter should be a better host. I love GuestPug but it was a rough week for him being here with trying to train baby Alice. He's back after Thanksgiving and I'm looking forward to it.
Alice (Pug) is adorable, painfully so. She's smart and has settled into the family beautifully. She's back on track, training wise, after the fun of my mom and GuestPug being here. Back to the grind, baby Alice. She's sleep on my foot as I write this, yeah, she fits in nicely.
Five of the 6 chickens are laying eggs regularly now. Edna has failed to impress, so far but I have faith in her ability to perform. I will admit that we have been unable to confirm the identity of the giant mutant double yolk egg that was laid in the coop. We assumed it was Martini because of the consistent gigantic size of her eggs. I'm keeping a watchful eye to see when Edna comes through. They are still huge fans of laying in my chair outside and in fact had a line up this morning waiting to jump up and lay. It's ridiculous and anarchy, fun!
The Banker is back on track as well. We have a full, regular, week of school planned. We headed out to get new tires on my car today and stopped at Half Price Books to have a look around. We decided to switch gears in Latin and we bought him a Wheelock latin book. We have been futzing around with a few different Latin ideas and neither of us have been delighted with any of them. We are streamlining to the one Wheelock book and we'll see how it goes.
We also bought 2001 A Space Odyssey, he'll start reading it this week and when he's done we'll do a little project and see the movie, great plan for a science unit, I think!
I feel frantic for some reason, maybe just overtired or worried or fat or all of the above. I'm taking some well needed and deserved "me" time tomorrow to spend time at Ikea (one of my favorite places to lurk about) with FriendC, I like her vibe and am looking forward to the spending of time.
I don't feel too much like I'm breaking the Banker this week, bonus!
We did stop on the way home and bought copious amounts of Chinese food so I don't have to cook later although I am playing around with one of my tried and true millionaire shortbread recipes, never one to rest on my laurels :)
I think it's cocktail time...
I'm going out to play today. Here's a little something to keep you entertaining for a few moment, it's how we roll at my house now.
Sunny lays an egg:
Chicken lays an egg:
I'm leaving the Banker to his own devices this morning and heading off to Ikea with a friend. I need the diversion and FriendC is the one to divert me.
I had a culinary crisis yesterday when the insert of my pressure cooker (Nesco Electric) took a tumble and crushed it's side. I actually wept. I use the pressure cooker all the time and had just done a massive meat shop, specifically for meat to cook in the pressure cooker! GASP! I toyed briefly with just going out and buying another one. I got mine at Walmart for $62 but they are $70 now and frankly I was afraid to spend the grocery money on one. I called the company and they are shipping me a new insert for $25, it's going to be a long 7-10 days *whimper* I don't cope well with waiting.
The Banker is going to be responsible for completing his "English" day work, literature, grammar and vocabulary. He also has to finish the first chapter of his new Latin book from yesterday and I want him to finish his laundry (you BET he does his own!) and empty and refill the dishwasher so I can come home to a clean space and make dinner. I think I'll make a meatloaf, I haven't made one forever and it'll be quick and easy when I get back. I was going to make meatballs with the ground beef but since I discovered the pressure cooked meatball, I don't think I could go back to the oven or stove top cooked kind. I'm a snob about my own food apparently.
I posted a couple of chicken videos for you. There was an actual wrestling match in the chair between Sunny, who was in the throws of laying an egg and Chicken who needed the spot herself! Sunny laid her egg on Chicken's head and left, that's why there is an egg on the chair in the video. I have video of Sunny laying an egg and now of Chicken, very different techniques and yes, it's the kind of thing I notice. I'm on a mission to get a video of each one of them although Peck lays in a very tiny dog crate so it'll be far less dramatic.
I'm off to do what I want to do today and leave my poor Banker to do all the work, poor Cinderella.