I have been away from my blog this past week because I put all of my energy into my Christmas letter. Every couple of years I write a highly inappropriate Christmas letter and send it to three people. My letter this year is so over the line that I may only send it to two people. Anyway, I'm back. Here are a few things that have been going on in Santa Margarita the past couple of weeks.
1. I crashed the car.
I'm a busy lady. I was trying to read the mail and talk to Oliver at the same time. Apparently I forgot to put the Subaru in park and pull the e-brake. As soon as Oliver and I got to the front door of the house we heard a loud crash outside. It was dark and I assumed it was a murderer or something so we ran inside and locked the front door. Glenn found his car smashed against our truck and a tree when he got home from work at eleven o'clock. I tried to be positive about the whole thing. I told Glenn that he needed a new paint job on the door anyway, "Merry Christmas." Can you believe he was still angry? Then we found out the poor car was totaled.
We got a nice check and set out to find an Outback. Isn't she pretty?
You're welcome Glenn.
2. I sent my son to school with a bag of bones.
Oliver and I found an owl pellet on a hike. Some women may get excited about finding a beautiful pair of shoes. Owl barf really does it for me. We found a perfect specimen and began the joyful task of dissection. What kind of meal was it? Could it be a mouse? Look Oliver, a scapula! It turned out to be a bird. I collected all of the little bones and sent it to school with Oliver for show and tell.
3. Our Araucana laid an egg!
You can see how much darker her egg is compared to the Ameraucana egg.
4. California "Winter" is here.
Oliver and I have had a great time taking pictures of the rain and ice lately. Here are some of our shots:
"Why did it die?" By: Oliver
"Salamander" By: Oliver
"Mommy Splashing" By: Oliver
"Ice Oak" By: Jessica
"Enjoying the Rain" By: Jessica
"Cold Cactus" By: Jessica