Wednesday, August 10, 2005

We Are Still Here

Every now and then someone will ask, "Aren't you moving somewhere? Wasn't it Hawaii or something?"

We aren't moving somewhere, not yet. We're still here or something.

I don't want to immerse myself in a lengthy description of the housing market, the possibility that it is an economic bubble monster of incomprehensible volume. But the bubble monster is real and we are really stumped, and it is despairingly frustrating.

I am fully aware of my blessings and I am fully aware that there are worse circumstances one can be in, but right now I am feeling sad; sort of a debilitating disappointment, or a gnawing grief. And mixed with my sadness is an embarrassing awareness that there are no guarantees.

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller

Monday, August 08, 2005

Where am I?
Looking for Chicken Blog on Google resulted in about 3,000,000 chicken blog links in 0.13 seconds, and I can tell you the first 150 were not my Chicken Blog.

It is strange to delve in to the Chicken Blog archives, back in time when there were Chickens to blog about. In the beginning I did not know what to write or why, but Geoff was persuasive, so in I dove. And I have written quite a bit, since, but sometimes I still hesitate and ask 'why?' Apparently there are at least 3 million other people out there with something chicken related to share...

I can share this: Max loved his birthday party. He told me as much at least 4 times. He said it was fun. He said he had a good time. He said it was a good party.

Time passes, children grow, chickens come and go, but we are having a good time.