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house, reading, etc

This terrible storm woke me up, and my first thought was "hey I had a baby in a storm last time, maybe I'll be in labor?" but nope, not even the slightest cramp. I guess sometimes a storm is just a storm. So I'll make a nothing update on livejournal just so no one else wonders, I guess.

This week:
- Our yard looks very nice and green, we threw some handfuls of grass seed on it the past few weeks whenever we heard it might rain. That's our entire lawn care strategy. We don't like to use any pesticides because the guinea pigs like to graze outside on nice days.

- The rocking chair we ordered came in, we got one from Target. I admitted that the $40 one we bought of craigslist last time that broke while marc was rocking the baby in it was probably too cheap, but was not ready to go for the $600 furniture store ones.

- I finally found a random guy at work to buy eggs from. We are surrounded by so many farms, it seems like somebody's always raising chickens, I've just never been able to get in on it. Local eggs are in serious demand. Someday, I'd like to own a deep freeze and buy animals too... half a pig, a quarter of a cow, I hear about people getting great prices on meat that lived a wonderful life on the kansas prairie, it just takes a bit of research.

- Sheryl Sandberg's book finally got to me at the public library, after six weeks on the wait list. But once again I have proven that you can get any bestseller you want at the library for free... horray for my cheapness!

- Marc has been on a kick lately where if he feels like going out to eat something, he instead tries to make it at home. Last week this resulted in some yummy taco pizza. This week was chicken parmesan. I think next up on the list he mentioned calzones, that could be exciting. What sucks though is that it was 80 degrees a few times this week already, we opened windows to air the house out, but it reminded me that when it's really summer and really hot we have to do other things to keep the house cool like not use the oven and it makes the meal planning a lot more limited and annoying.

So there's a list of stuff so I can say I updated. boring, I know.

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astrogeek01
May. 2nd, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
Marc should write up what he makes. :)

Honestly I still love the rocking chair we got when I was pregnant. We're moving it out to the living room once the storytime before bed stops (or when she gets too big to hold on my lap while reading - which might not be too long!)

Edited at 2013-05-02 01:52 pm (UTC)
binaryprecision
May. 2nd, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
I have a coworker who lives outside of Dallas city limits and has 2 chickens (although he's still not 100% sure they're allowed under his suburb HOA, LOL). His family eats their eggs every day! I personally find chickens disgusting and would never own them, but hey, free eggs are a tempting side effect!

I recently found out that there's a community garden run by one of the local churches just right around the corner from my neighborhood. I may just reserve myself a plot out there and learn how to grow my own veggies and stuff. I've grown squash and peppers before, but my attempt at tomatoes was pretty much a failure (birds kept getting them). The only stipulation is that half the produce that comes out of your plot goes to a charitable organization that feeds needy/homeless people. Pretty neat!
kbuggle
May. 2nd, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
We have three chickens! We get three eggs each day. We have a lot of eggs. Oy.
jennyrhill
May. 4th, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
I liked Sheryl Sandberg's book, but I kind of wished there were more to it. While her experiences are interesting and compelling, they're not at all universal, you know? You'll have to let us know what you think.
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