How is already fucking August?

Jesus. :/

Looks like my last post was in April, when I blogged about Mac’s birthday. Damn. Um, lots has gone on since then…

I’ll gather up some shit, and go into detail with pictures later: Over April vacation, we added 7 chickens to our household (just found out that our silkie bantam is a rooster… he was named Pop Tart, but he’s now renamed to Little Asshole, because…well, he’s a little asshole). In June, Grayson and I went to Boston for her class trip and had an awesome time. Also in June, we had the last day of school. ((My favorite ((almost)) day of the year)) Also, my parents came up for a weekend, and the following weekend my sister in law and father in law came up for a weekend. July brought lots of days full of watching Netflix all day cause it was raining out. ((No complaints from me there…except for the rain)) Also in July, we camped outside in a tent overnight in some place other than our yard and it was pretty fun, tho exhausting. ((How much shit do 6 people need for a night, seriously? Well, apparently, they need a fucking ton)) We hung a nice tv from our rafters and added a sound system to the xbox setup, and now I rarely ever have to leave this room because it’s amazing. August, so far, has brought awesome weather. Three new windows to my tv cave, and one day at work for 4 hours that was actually pretty ok 🙂 Now, there’s only 3 weeks of vacation left, and I realize that means I only have three weeks left to drink beer every night, and eat more pizza, and cram in as much netflix as possible.

For the kids, it’s how much minecraft can they cram in? How many more youtube videos? How much more netflix? Or any of the other 1000 things they each do on all their devices. We have not spent this summer outside, that’s for sure.

But, I do kick them out sometimes. Just a couple days ago, we went out to pick raspberries, then spent another hour across the street picking blueberries. The kids picked cherries off our tree, and made two cherry pies from scratch. After we picked the raspberries, the next morning, they made french toast…but they cut the crusts off the bread and flattened the bread, filling the bread with raspberries, and rolling it up and then dipping it in the egg…OMG. They were so good!!!

So, my chickens… They are not normal. I fucking swear. We’ve treated them like pets since day one. They’ve been out of the house and in their coop since May. Since May, when the weather got nicer, our doors are always open…and since our chickens like being around us, they are always wandering into the house.Aside from the random chicken poop, I don’t mind them in here. They get up on the chair and they’ll sit with you. But mostly, they want to know if you have food and thank you very much, they’ll take it from you. Right off your plate if you’re not paying attention. Six days ago, one of our girls finally started laying eggs. And while I’m so happy to be able to give the kids eggs that were just pushed out not 5 minutes ago, she’s chosen her laying spot: Not in her chicken house :/ Her chosen spot is next to my bed. Every morning, she comes in thru the shed, walks thru the kitchen and the living room, around the corner into my room and right to the same corner. Not the kind of squawking I want to hear before I get up. Now, I just need the other 5 girls to start laying…although it takes me a dozen eggs to feed us all in the morning…Now that I know Little Asshole is a boy, I might let a few eggs hatch. But if some of them turn out to be boys, they are fucking out of here. I’m already considering eating Little Asshole in a soup, unless he calms his lousy ass attitude. ((FYI, it’s not baseless: He learned to crow, and that same day, he started attacking us. He will chase you relentlessly around the yard to peck you. He stalks you. He’s mean to my lady hens…You have to walk around the yard with a big stick if you want to keep your ankles safe. He’s gorgeous and I almost hate him. Also, he hasn’t mastered the crow yet, so his sounds backwards and broken, and I make fun of him every time he does it))

I won’t say that it’s been a productive summer…However, I think pizza, beer and Netflix is pretty ok. And our trips to the lake, and that we all stay up late and sometimes I don’t get up till 9am. ((9:30 if I have my way)) Kids can stay in bed till 10am before I go up and give them shit for it…It’s long, lazy days. Exactly what summer vacation should be, as far as I’m concerned. No schedules, do what you want, whenever. It only lasts for three months a year, so why not?

These photos do not encompass everything…and they were all taken with my phone cause its easier than my big camera…

There’s so many photos in my phone it’s not even funny…I’ll get to getting more here eventually. For now, it’s Thursday…I’m sure Netflix has something for me. The kids are going to camp out in the yard tonite, and I’ll probably stay up late.

Typical.

Until, who knows…
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