Friday, November 30, 2007
Nothing too egg-citing
Recently I've been disturbed and alarmed by the rate at which our family is going through eggs: about a dozen every 24 hours! This is a new development for me, and I'm trying to convince myself that it has mostly to do with all the extra baking that's been going on. But is that really it? I mean, I guess it makes sense, since just the kids and I eat 7 at once if we're scrambling them. Nine or ten if Daddy's eating with us. But still, it just made me realize we really are a growing family.
I long ago gave up on just getting a dozen per week. Those ran out way too fast, so I've been getting 1 1/2 dozen for years now. But we're flying through those, so I gave in this past grocery run and bought the BIG three dozen pack. We'll see. Perhaps I'd be better off just investing in some chickens.
It doesn't help that we're a bit cooped up here. I don't mean to ruffle anyone's feathers, but honestly, it's enought to make someone just crack. And that's no yolk! Not that things aren't eggcellent, it's just that the kids tend to establish a pecking order. And then every time I fowl up, they start to cower in the corner like little chickens. I have the best-laid plans, but sometimes it comes down to the wire. That's what it boils down to. Maybe I'm bocking up the wrong tree? But do you ever feel hen-pecked? Now I'm making myself cackle. And I've barely scratched the surface! I'm scrambling for more, but my brain is fried, and I'm beat.