Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Just Like Me

Most of my friends and family know that I lead a very regimented life. The more control I 'think' I have over my life, the more content and less stressed I am. My husband and children know exactly what I am doing based on what time it is. 3:00 A.M. Mom is drinking hot cocoa while reading The Harper's Magazine; 9:30 A.M. Mom is enjoying coffee time with dad; 1:20 P.M. Mom is taking a nap - don't call her as she needs her beauty rest; 5:30 P.M. Mom is drinking her tea while responding to emails; 9:00 P.M. Mom has called it a day.

You may be surprised to know that you can also set your clock by our chickens. They want out of the cage at 7:00 A.M. and they return to the cage all by themselves at 7:36 P.M.! No kidding.

I took this photo the other evening after the birds returned to the cage. They huddle in a corner and after some chattering (I imagine them saying "Be quiet. I am trying to sleep." "Move over, you are hogging all the space." "Did you see that bug I found?" "Pipe it down, already.") they become absolutely quiet. I miss their nightly talks now that they live outside. More about that in another blog.


  1. can you imagine trying to sleep like that? I'd be the one saying, "Shut up and move over. If I don't get my rest, you're gonna get it tomorrow!" :)

  2. I like my space too. And I have to have it quiet when I sleep.