Mom's Day Off, Hideaway Chicken, and Our Getaway

A lot has happened since I last posted! So I'll hit the high points.

My Mom's Day Off...

For a late birthday gift, Brendon gave me a "day off!" While I love spending my days with sweet Lil, being the mom of toddler can be draining. A day off was just what I needed! I admit that I didn't use my afternoon as intentionally as I should have. (Errands were a bad idea. What was I thinking?) But the morning was fabulous! I met up with one of my best friends and shopped! I can't even remember the last time I met up with a friend to shop. College, maybe? Super fun! Then I met Brendon and Lil for lunch at Chipotle! It was so fun to get to meet up with them and then say "see ya!" ;)

A little chicken update...

The other night Sweetie (our sweet, hence the name, black chicken) went missing. I was devastated (She's totally a pet at this point), thinking a hawk got her. I looked everywhere. Even in neighbor's yards, our garage, the bushes, the alley. Oh I was so sad. This is the chicken that when she was frightened one night, so willingly let me scoop her up and hold her as I escorted her to the coop. Sweet thing.

Well, wouldn't you know that the next day when I went to the garage to do laundry, I heard a squawk. She had been hidden on a high shelf in our garage! Sweet chickie-dee! Thrilled she's safe!

In other chicken news, we may have another rooster. Go figure, right? The tail to our currently nameless chicken (Good thing I'm not attached) is starting to swoop... just like rooster tails do. I haven't heard cockadoodling yet, so we'll wait on this. But we may have a chicken dinner in our future!

Our Getaway...

This past weekend we took a little family getaway to Great Wolf Lodge. The fact that it's only a 30 minute drive made this an ideal getaway for us! Minimal car time, minimal gas. Lil loved the "water playground," though she didn't love the splashing, which was pretty much everywhere. Still it was totally fascinating to her. Great Wolf is a mecca for kid activities. There was no shortage. We want to take her back when she's a little older, maybe elementary age!

And lastly, check out my latest garage sale find! A rug for Lil's room! Since her room is huge, a rug was totally necessary, and until recently, totally lacking. What a find! And only $15! Wahoo!! Randi kinda has me addicted to the garage sale thing...


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