Sunday, February 21, 2010

Where did the weekend go???

I can't believe its Sunday already...why does the weekend fly by in the blink of an eye but the week drags on and on and on....

It was a semi eventful weekend...well  I guess not really eventful but...well let's just say I didn't want to be here this weekend. 

As those of you who know us know, we have 8 million chickens...ok not really 8 million but it seems like it sometimes.  I honestly don't know how many we have because I refuse to have anything to do with them.  Ryan thinks we have somewhere around 50 +.  Anyway Ryan has been saying for awhile now he would like to....kill some of them so we have chicken to eat.  We had tried finding some places that would process them but couldn't find any locally enough.  He had mentioned something to his dad at one point or another and he said he'd help him do it himself.  So, can you tell yet what was going on at my house this weekend???  Yeah.  Blah. I don't know why it bothers me so much.  It just does, I guess because the chicken I buy at the grocery store, I never see out in the field eating and 'know' them.  Though from what I've been reading I'd rather eat my chickens than the one at the grocery store.  I just watched an Oprah epidsode the other day when she was discussing the movie Food, Inc. Its sad how those chickens are raised.  At least mine had a decent chicken life, they knew the sun and they lived a lot longer then they normally would have.  Now to just get up enough courage to cook them....

 So bright and early Saturday morning I left with my mom and the boys' for a day long shopping trip.  I was pretty excited about it even though it was going to be more of a window shopping day for me.  But it would be nice to go and be out all day.  First we went to Toys R Us so my mom could get a new booster seat for Logan, then we headed over to the mall to get Logan a new bookbag because his broke.  We no sooner stepped foot into the mall and Logan starts complaining that his ear hurts.  He was in full out tears until we walked halfway down the mall.  We left there and grabbed lunch and medicine for Logan and headed to my moms house for the afternoon.  I had to make a quick detour to my house to grab my knitting though.  I had never been so afraid to go to my own house.  I had all of these terrible horror movie images in my head.  I'm not really sure what I thought they would be doing.  It really wasn't that bad though.  When we pulled in they were plucking feathers over a garbage can but it didn't really bother me.  I didn't see any blood or guts so all was good. 

I would like to spend an afternoon every week at my moms house from now on.  Do you know how nice it is to be able to sit back, knit and watch a movie?  How comes my kids are not up my butt there?  I guess its always more fun at Grandmas...While there I finally got to watch The Time Traveler's Wife.  It was OK.  I couldn't pay complete attention to it with the kids there but I think the book was better.  Its been awhile since I read it but it seemed like they left alot out. 

While there I started on a new knitting project.   I decided to finally make a pair of socks.  A friend of mine from my knit group picked me up a pair of addi 8" circular needles.  They are so friggin cute!!  They were a little weird at first but I love them, so much easier than messing with dpn's.  For my first pair of socks I decided to make monkey socks from knitty.  So far so good, my only complaint is when I'm not working on them, my stitches come off the needles.  I'm using Dream in Color Smooshy Sock Yarn - Lunar Zazzle.  Its not a color I would normally pick but I'm really liking it.  I'm also almost ready to start the border on my Multnomah shawl.  I'm trying to decide if I want to make it bigger than the pattern calls for and I think I am.  I have a huge ball of the yarn left so why not. 

So that was about it for our weekend.  Today was just a lazy day at home while Ryan took care of more chickens.  I now have 8 fresh chickens in my freezer.  At least I know what to scratch off my grocery list!  I think he'd kill me if I walked in with a grocery store chicken!! 

1 comment:

  1. well, at least the chickens are fresh and you know what they were fed. they're definitely much healthier than the chickens found in the grocery store that's for sure! my sister watched food, inc. i can't bring myself to watch it. i didn't know it was featured on oprah though. oh no, sorry to hear that 'time traveler's wife' was just okay. that means i'm going to be disappointed when i read the book then. :P that is awesome that you've cast on for your first pair of socks! well, maybe you can spend at least one day a week at your mom's house. :)