This is the sight I saw when I went to clean the hen house today. I have no idea what those two hens were doing. Generally, if two hens are on a nest together during the day they are both trying to lay in the same spot. This I understand. However, neither of these two ladies laid an egg and instead, both got up as if extremely perturbed with me, gave me a piece of their minds and then flew off in what I can only imagine was a snit. It's funny to me how when I clean the hen house, they birds all gather around the door to watch me, some even perching on the garden cart I fork their poopy hay into as if to search for something they may have inadvertently dropped in it like a necklace or a wallet but all they ever find is chicken shit.
For some insane reason I wanted to make a quiche this morning and did so, from the pastry on up. We have a bounty of eggs right now and I wanted to use some of those. I also used a little kale from the garden along with peppers. It was a very fine quiche. Since I have learned to make pie pastry in the food processor, all of my pie-products have improved tremendously. I spent quite awhile last night reading about and watching videos about the new air fryer and I can hardly wait to try it out, yet on the other hand, I really don't want to get it dirty. It is so sparkly and pristine! I am sure that I will eventually use it though, and see if it is an appliance worth having or not. I'm pretty sure that at least the toasting function will work better than the one I've been using. I frequently make cheese toast with tomatoes for my breakfast and I can put that toast in there and turn it on and go make the bed and come back and the cheese still isn't melted. So, there is that. But perhaps tomorrow morning I will use the air fryer to reheat the quiche.
Life is so full of adventures.
I did a lot of laundry today, I attended to my potted plants. I took note of all of the weeding and trimming I need to do. I just keep taking note, I don't ever DO anything about these jobs. It's so warm here now and it's going to be even warmer for the foreseeable future
We have truly fucked up our world, haven't we?
But it's been a quiet day and I have felt somewhat reflective, thinking of some loved ones who are no longer here, and at the same time being so infinitely grateful for the ones who are. My husband was holding me and I began to cry a little, thinking of how incredibly fortunate we are to still love each other and have each other to love on our grown children and our grandchildren together. It seems almost impossible that so much life has come about because of our love and here we are- still able to marvel in wonder about it all.
I guess I'm just emotional today.
As if that were really any different than any other day.