On the upside I did get some good news about my chickens. Here's the story..
About a month ago Max started asking for chickens. I figured, why not? So we traveled an hour away to a Rural King that had chicks in stock. He was all too happy to carry his little box of 6 chicks to the van and hold most of them on the way home.
We bought feed, bedding, a heating lamp and a container I thought was big enough to house them for a few weeks. I was wrong about the container. They were jumping out of it within a few days, which normally I wouldn't mind. The kids take them out of the cage all the time to play with them.
It occurred to me about a week ago that I hadn't exactly checked with my HOA for the chicken policy. I figured there was one, I was just hoping it wasn't a restrictive one. I checked the covenants and bylaws today and I'm super happy to say that as long as they aren't being kept for commercial purposes we can keep them!!! Yay! I was really looking forward to the fresh eggs and the thought of all the time and money they've taken being thrown to the wind wasn't exactly pleasing. Now onto a coop!!!
In other news (in a news lady tone), I previously told you about me going to the Teach Them Diligently Convention later this week. I had originally planned to go without the kids but in an unforeseen series of events, all of them are now going with me. Smile. I've decided to make it a family vacation and tack on an extra day and a few more sight seeing activities. I'm actually really excited about it. We're gonna have a great time. I know I just called it a family vacation but Daddy won't be with us. It won't be a whole family vacation but at least one the kids will enjoy.
Here's hoping this upcoming week bring warmer weather and less vomiting!!