My attempt to find balance with the sweets, and the sours, of life.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Chicken Fight: Final Round
Well, tonight's the night . . . but not in the way Rod Stewart meant.
Tonight is the night the City Council will debate and vote on the proposed chicken ban in our city.
All letters have been filed.
Petitions have been foraged. (okay, maybe not foraged, but I suspect the signors are not real)
Pleas have been made.
I have to tell you. . . we have really debated even going. I don't know how much longer I can be nice and sit there and stand in line to pretend to beg humbly to do what I want on my own darned property.
It is not against the law.
It is not hurting anyone.
And who are these five people who may decide that it is anyway?!
I feel a Norma Ray moment coming on if they don't knock it off soon.
“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be...’ - she always called me Elwood - ‘...in this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”~Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey
I am a stay-at-home mom who is coming to grips with the fact that my children are growing up, and that is bitter sweet. I have several pets who understand me including a couple dogs, some beautiful pigeons (yes, pigeons), some chickens who boss me around, and a mourning dove who I believe is God's little whisper to me from heaven. I was a lawyer before I got really serious and became a mom. I love to knit, write, cook, and to take good care of my family. We struggle with my daughter's Reactive Attachment Disorder, and hold hands very tightly sometimes while we withstand the high tide of her challenges. Through it all, I am blessed to have a husband who is the corner piece to my puzzle.