After watching that devastating loss, Sydney and I pulled weeds in the garden and planted peas and mesclun (i.e. fancy salad greens) while Bill took the giant clippers to the enormous butterfly bush in our front yard that is being sacrificed in order to make room for our new Charlotte Peach tree.
I also found a great new blog in the past few days - EnviroMom. It's geared towards families in Portland, but plenty of the things they post about would be relevant anywhere. I'm currently in talks with them about doing a little series on our chickens (who will be arriving in a couple of days - I'm so excited!). I'll be talking about the chickens regardless, it's just a question of where!
And now I'm off to blow my nose for a couple more hours without having any effect on my actual ability to breathe. It's amazing how much gunk the human head can produce! My little EnviroMom tip - those cheap Gerber diapers that you can get a Target (not the tri-fold ones, the other ones that are like a big dustcloth) make awesome handkerchiefs. Most of the nice white tissue you get in the store is made from virgin forest. Same with toilet paper. Yes, they cut down virgin forest to make tp! I can wash a few diapers or wipe with a little bit less-cushy recycled tp so that my kids can have clean air and virgin forest left when they're grown up. Who knew someone could get all fired up about toilet paper?