I’ve just come back from 3 days mini-vacation with the Ladyfriend (sans Babylady). I imagine I don’t need to tell you how necessary this was. Having a kiddo is awesome…and it is hard. Even though our kid is pretty much the most amazing kid I could have dreamed up. Every cliché they say is annoyingly true.
We needed to have some space and time to reconnect and giggle. We love ourselves some giggling. Lately though, there hasn’t seemed like much to giggle about. That seriously had to change. We left the Babylady, the dog, 4 grown chickens, 8 chicks and a zillion seedlings with the Ladyfriend’s parents and hit the road.
Have I mentioned how amazing both sets of our parents are? We are so damn lucky. When you can go out-of-town without a worry and include in your list of instructions things like “If Calypso gets sick, kill her. Really.” …you’ve got a good thing going. (*)
A three-year-old human is enough. But chickens that are not yet integrated into 1 flock, chicks that need frequent food replenishing, older chickens that get let out/in )and are potential tasty treats for the very close raccoons), the recently sick Calypso, seedlings that need to stay moist and dog that is just plain neurotic…it is a lot. Then toss in an “oh, and by the way, there have been a lot of break-ins around here lately so head’s up” before driving off.
Anyhow. Isn’t this mural amazing? It is part of a mural in north Seattle done by artists from here.
None of this is the point of this post however. It seems a bunch of new readers have found your way to Grow&Resist. You know some stuff about me through the posts. You might have even given a run through the soul-baring “About” section.
Over the past 16 months I have gotten to know a handful of you. And I love it! The rest of you? I’d love to know something about you. Yeah, YOU.
So, go on. Tell me something. Need a prompt? Do you have a blog you’d like to share with the readers and me? Where do you live? What would you like to read more about? If I already know you, go on- introduce yourself to the others. Every one of you has something great to add!
(* note/clarification: I don’t want Calypso killed. She was just really ill for unknown reasons the week prior and we were going to need to cull her. It would have been the humane thing to do. I’ll post about this soon. Probably. She’s alive and well, but no longer laying.)