Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

-I had to really focus to remember what day of the week it was. The kids and I have been holed up sick all week long. I mean sick sick. The kind of sick where you lie around on the couch and try to remember what it's like to not be sick. We've been battling fevers, sore throats, coughing and snot. So much snot. The poor kids and I haven't done much of anything since Monday. Spring break is next week and I'm praying we are over this crud in time to go enjoy the nice weather at the park. Who wants to be sick on spring break?  Not me!

In an effort to combat the blues we all went outside today for some mandatory Vitamin D time. The sun is out, it's 70+ degrees and by golly we got out. Even if we just sat outside on the swing set for 20 minutes.

It's so strange to me how spring just sneaks up one day. It's like one day it's cold and rainy (last Sunday) and then today it's beautifully warm and the bullfrogs are coming out and making their noise. For me, that noise is spring. I love that croaking. That croaking means the mud around the ponds has warmed up enough for them to emerge. Yeah for warm mud!

-My tomato seedlings have emerged. Apparently placing the seed trays on the chicken brooder was an efficient way to heat up the seeds. As soon as they popped up through the dirt I uncovered the trays and put them under some lights. So far so good.

-The baby chicks are growing like weeds. They already look immensely different than they did when I brought them home. They have little feathers that are showing me what their future coloring might resemble. Looks like I should have a colorful flock this year. If my calculations are correct I'll start getting eggs from these new little ones in July or August. In the mean time they are still pretty loud and awake around 5 am for a cheep fest. Since I've been sleeping on the couch, (so I can sleep sitting up for drainage reasons) I've got to enjoy their musical antics. 


Granny Randi said...

Sorry you and the kids have been sick...that's not fun.
Enjoy your spring break!

Hoofprints said... look so incredibly young in your pictures. that's awesome.

The Menagerie Momma said...

Huh? What are you smoking Jessica? Perhaps it's the giant sunglasses that cover the crows feet and bags under the eyes. But thank you, your comment made my day.

Hoofprints said... don't know bags under the eyes like I do, lol. :-) Besides, maybe it's the coconut oil, but all the pics you put up with you in it look very young to me. It's compliment though, so run with it. :)