Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Sorting Beans and Other Deep Thoughts

This morning I had a brilliant idea: Pretend it's Friday. And I thought... I should recruit all of my friends, sort of band us together for a greater purpose. My plan was to take it to social media, rallying the troops around my Friday plan, because if we all agreed that today is Friday, then it would have to be so. Power of the people, etc. But then, I got out of bed, and got dressed, and one thing led to another, and real life took over, and my brilliant plan sort of dissolved. But, maybe next week. Next week we can all conspire to alter reality and have a little fun with time and space and stuff.

In other news... we have a rooster.

Let that sink in.

No. Not Pip O'Pep, whose gender is in question. This is a certifiable cock-a-Doodle-do roo!

I'm not kidding.

What else...

1. It's September! {Obviously, I am stating the obvious, but for my purposes it's helpful to state simple facts, reinforcing them in my thoughts, hopefully aiding my ability to relate and reason.}

2. Next month is October. {Also, a simple fact, but in this case I agree... I am getting ahead of things, and no one needs that kind of pressure.}

3. Maria and I have been taking our morning cup of chai to the freezer, and enjoying a very iced tea in the afternoon.

4. The roster's name is Doodle.

5. As soon as the weather turns, I will start making rice puddings, fulfilling the second half of my New Year's Resolution.

6. When Kamen met Doodle, she dropped her wings, puffed herself up and shuffled menacingly at him. Like. a. rooster. Our hen, Kamen, is a cocky little hen.

7. We have a big pot of beans on the stove.

8. Beans are a gateway food. Now, we need cheese, and tortillas de harina, for starters.

9. I bought flannel. Fabric. Plush, warm, cozy, snuggle-worthy cotton flannel. For pajama pants, and scarves. {This single act may doom any chance of having a seasonably cool fall. Forever. I'm sorry.}

10. I don't miss cable television... except when I want to watch old movies.

11. Some people have been leaving very nice, generous and thoughtful, comments here at Chcikenblog ChickenBlog. Those gestures really touch my heart. Thank you.


Janece said...

I'm confused. Did you get a rooster? Or is one of the other chicas outed?

And... um... FLANNEL!! *swoon* I am going to say your flannel purchase was a positive omen, a blessing and invitation for all the weathers that require such plush, warm, coziness!

Finally.... I am so very glad you are back and giving in to that tension of communication! My life is the better for it! ((hugs))

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Doodle is a Silkie rooster, all white and fluffy.
He was lovingly hand-raised... but neighbors protested when he learned to sing, so he's come to the Bird House! He's mild mannered, and handsome.

Janece said...

I can't wait to meet him!

April, Jennifer, Carol said...

yay! i wasn't able to view this blog for a spell, but i saw your link on soulemama and thought i would give it another go.
my kids are always asking for a rooster... for chicks! maybe i'll make the leap someday.. -jennifer

Unknown said...

I love your resolutions! I'm the only one in my family that eats rice pudding. It's so sad. Depending on how you look at it I suppose. I guess I could rejoice that I get all the pudding! Anyway, I will be following your rice pudding quest and taking notes. Happy Aloha Friday! and again tomorrow.

Jennifer said...

Beans are a gateway food to chips -- and we know what kind! Meanwhile, I've always been an advocate of switching the week/weekend roles; two days on, five days off. Makes much more sense to me....

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Our Doodle fostering has come to a happy chapter, and he's in his forever home!
Such a fortunate Roo!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I had always heard that Silkie roosters are the most mild, and Doodle was living proof that there are sweet ones! After finding a sweet one, next is hoping you have neighbors who appreciate rooster songs!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Aloha Friday, Kim!
Now I feel even more inspired about my resolution and quest... tell me, what's your opinion on raisins?

Janece said...

I loved hearing the happy ending! <3 Happy sigh!

(Did you get any photos before he moved?)