We had a wonderful lunch. I had the angel hair pasta with pine nuts and a grilled chicken breast on top. Mmmm! And the two gals on Weight Watchers....go figure.....shared a decadent dessert! Me thinks me sees a pattern here.
This was a lemon cake with lemon curd filling, topped with raspberries and blackberries. It was divine!!!!
Anita and I have a lot of common interests. We love food!!! We love sweets! And we LOVE our coffee!!! I have many common interests with all of these ladies, but Anita and I share a love of all things food. Cooking too!!! So this was an extra special treat to enjoy with her....even though we are both on Weight Watchers. She is doing far better than I am too. She has lost over 20 pounds!! Yea Anita!!!
After sharing a long and leisurely lunch together, we had to say goodbye. We miss Anita SO much!!! But she is coming back in July for a visit. We have a high school reunion, and we are all doing a spa day at Lesley's with a guest chef too!! Anita brought me this little pillow she saw back in Boise.
I love it Anita!!! The flowers were sitting here on the island when I got home this afternoon. They were from my son Drew. He also left a note that read, "Mom, I found my flash drive. Sorry for being a jerk! I love you, Drew" I had to laugh. Yesterday Drew was frantically looking for his flash drive, and he couldn't find it anywhere. He was certain he had left it on his dresser. He was also certain that I must have moved, or somehow misplaced it!!! I mean he was SURE of it!!! I kept saying, no, I haven't seen it. He was pretty agitated, as he had been working on his business cards and they were on his flash drive! So, apparently, today he found it. In the pants pocket to the pants he was wearing!!! He felt bad. And I felt very happy to receive his gift and note of apology. He is a good young man!
After getting home this afternoon, I took the chicklets out to the yard to root around a bit. They were loving it!
This one looks like a two headed chicklet.
Ham is so much bigger than Sam and Chicas. And he is the calmest one too. Little Sammy, Claire's chick, is a wild one!!! Chicas is going to be pretty calm too, I think. They stayed close together, and had fun rooting around in my flowers and and eating the grass.
Look at Ham's feathered feet. I love them!
And speaking of chicken feet, look at how green Chicas and Sammy's are!!! These are the ones that will be laying the pretty blue/green eggs.
And on the subject of eggs....Hare Lip Lucy ( or is is Hair Lip?) as I like to call her, and that is the nice name, laid another one of her funky eggs this morning! This one was teeny tiny, and had a much darker shell, but the shell was still very soft and pliable. It also had a small break in it at the point. When I picked it up, it was sort of sticky/wet. Ewwww!!
I should have set a coin next to it for scale, but you can kind of tell how tiny it is in my fingers. Ethel, on the other hand is laying a beautiful brown speckled egg almost every day. Love her eggs, but she and Hare Lip Lucy are NOT very nice girls. Rhode Island Reds can be very aggressive I am told. And these two little lassies are bossy little you know whats!!! I don't think my Snacker cares for either of them one bit! She is a sweet, gentle little lady. And she has class!!! She doesn't stand on the feeders, or climb over others at the water fountain. She doesn't gobble up the apples, leaving little or none for the rest. She doesn't poo in the entry way of the coop, and she ALWAYS lets me pick her up and pet her silky feathers. She is my girl.
I feel certain she will be back to her regular laying schedule of one per day, very soon. Probably within a week, judging by the way she is scratching the earth and eating bugs lately.
Saturday we are going to Linda's Feed for three more chicklets. I want the European ones who lay the brick red eggs. I forget the exact name, but it is something like Cuckoo Marans. And also, Greg wants a Leghorn. You know, like the cartoon chicken who said..... Ah say..Ah say....ah say....
(you have to be over 50 to know who Fog Horn Leghorn is)
And then one more. I want another one like Snacker, or another breed that is very gentle like her. But also a good laying hen. Maybe even a breed that likes to go broody so I can try to hatch my own chicklets!!! Alright, enough of the chicken chatter. Time to go watch Idol to see who gets the boot. I LOVE Lauren, and Scotty both. I hope they make it to the final!!! But that little Haley is awfully good too.
Nighty night friends.