Okay – I have this cute little post all drafted up about bringing the kittens home and how we got there and what it’s like… but I wanted to post kitten pictures with it and I just don’t have any yet. My camera battery died and the charger is all the way at the other end of the house but every time I head in that direction I get distracted by the kitten room. Travis took some, but I don’t know where he put them.
I’ll get it all done eventually, though. Suffice to say, the kittens are doing well. They got good mileage out of their free wellness visit at our vet and are being dosed with medicine for their sneezing and internal parasites. They eat like champions and have already learned that the sound of a clinking plate+microwave might mean dinner. I let them run around the house with Lexi and Cassie, but we’re still working on Sadie. Sadie just wants to put the kittens in her mouth, which I don’t think they’ll appreciate. It’s very possible they may never interact until the kittens get bigger.
We still have chickens, although we do not have eggs. Little chick seems to be taking her sweet time being independent, which I think is delaying Buffy’s egg-laying. In the meantime, I have to go buy eggs, which costs something like $1.29 every time! Yes, I am buying regular store eggs. I can’t bring myself to pay $3.00 for “fancy” fresh eggs when there are perfectly good chickens in my own yard. Maybe it’s not logical, but that’s how it is.
I feel like I’ve been in a cooking rut because all I want to do is grill up steak, but I don’t because all that red meat just isn’t good for you. So, we do pork loin, shrimp, scallops, and tofu and, while it’s tasty, it’s not the same. Oh, yeah… the other reason I haven’t been bringing steak home is because I’ve been counting calories and that just throws the totals out the window. I hate it, but I’m really close to being rid of “those last 5 pounds” and I’m determined to get there. Even if it kills me.
That’s about it. It’s officially summer, our replacement gazebo parts arrived, and I’m going to do my best to enjoy the summer before it flies by (as it always does).
But, I promise I will move kitten pictures to the top of my to-do list.