Random Item 1: Can you say DEAD CHICKEN? Good! Now, for the really difficult part of the quiz (I bet you didn't know there would be a quiz, did you, or you probably wouldn't have visited today!): Can you say "Dead Chicken" TWICE? I knew you could! Gold star for you! None for the chickens, sadly. The rooster I don't mind much, I've been begging the neighbor to have him for dinner ever since he started attacking any human that crosses his path. I'm pretty sure that's exactly what happened to him, but have to confirm that. On a significantly more tragic note, I found a bunch of feathers out in the front pasture, and the other two hens huddling in the coop. Apparently whatever got the one scared the other two so badly that one of them actually laid her first egg of the year.
Random Item #2: PLEASE for the love of all that I believe in, go here and read a post by Mocha Momma on overt racism and all of the comments that follow. It is a wonderful discussion, sadly it highlights the disturbing and disgraceful fact that racism is alive and well in the 21st century, despite the fact that WE SHOULD FUCKING KNOW BETTER. Ahem.
Not-so-Random Item #3: My daughter is brilliant. Yes, I am an incredibly biased mama. BUT. Amazon Girl had a terrific report this time around for Parent/Teacher conferences. She got "exceeds expectations" in nearly every category under "Behavior." I realize that for many parents this would be a reasonable expectation. NOT FOR ME. I nearly cried in the meeting with her teacher. I am so incredibly proud of my baby. Everyone please join me in standing on your chair and yelling WHOOP!!!!!! at the top of your lungs! The penultimate, the most wonderful, the INSANELY AWESOME thing about it is to see how proud she is OF HERSELF. I know my mom friends who read this will recognize that palpitation you feel around your heart muscle chest when you see your baby, your offspring, your child, RECOGNIZE that they are good at something and feel joy and pride in themselves. Child A has discovered that she is a WRITER. Her class publishes stories every week, and she is writing above grade level. She wrote a story about the passing of our beloved Lady that actually made her teacher CRY. Then came home and told me about it, grinning from ear to ear. I know. You get this.
Random item #4: Little Man did NOT have to go to school in his PJ's today. By the skin of his teeth. And I didn't even yell at him. Score one for both of us!
Random item #5: My newest foster dog, Rosie, is successfully housebroken! I am pathetically grateful for this, most deeply because my own two dogs came down with an intestinal upset last week and I spent more hours that I want to divulge cleaning up SHITASTROPHES.
Random item #6: *Congratulations to Andria on her new arrival.
Enough randomness for one day. Peace out.