another very random post of very unexciting happenings…
last year, i made some modern maple mug rugs. i regretted not making an entire quilt. so, this year, after just finishing up a pile of quilts, i decided to turn this pile of fabric into a modern maple quilt.
ugh. a jury summons. for the day after my birthday. also, the day after i get back from a weekend retreat at the beach. also, annoying because i have small children. also, annoying on so many other levels.
and now. for some tragedy. we were outside playing. the kids were chasing and catching chickens. i was feeding and watering them and playing with hazel. then, the kids loaded the most favorite remaining chicken (sarahpowers) into the wagon and pulled her around the yard. i snapped this pic of them all. just before things took a terrible turn for the worst…
…the chicken jumped out and ran off. anna gave chase. caught her tail. she began squawking and flailing. which sent lucy into a murderous chicken killing rampage. she bolted across the yard and ripped it open and ravaged it. all right before anna’s innocent little eyes. it was horrible. anna was inconsolable. when i pulled lucy off, she went after me (a bit, mostly because she just wanted back at the chicken). hazel was teetering at the top of the deck stairs. isaac was screaming and crying.
anyhow. needless to say. my kids are still sad. and they HATE lucy right now. and i’m not super happy with her. i’m keeping a close watch on her, making sure her newfound love of killing doesn’t translate into being more aggressive with kiddos. she ran away yesterday and rolled in something terrible, so she’s been outside and in the basement, mostly. but, once i can bathe her and she’s allowed around us, she’d better be on her best behavior.
ok. that’s all about that.
derek and i had a saturday lunch before he went out of town. and we stopped at a greek grocery store on the way home. and i got some baklava. sadly, no one in my family wanted any, so i had to eat it all…
while derek was gone, i let the kids sleep in the bed with me. they were super cute and piled on top of each other. to start the night. by the end, i had barely slept. they had argued all night. and anna kicked me in the back a zillion times. she likes to sleep perpendicular to everyone else. the slept in their rooms for the last night.
and. that’s all for now.