on saturday morning i took my little box of swap goodies to the post office to mail to my swap partner. i sent her a jar of body butter, salsa, a bar of lavender soap, a paper star, two beeswax candles, and a jar of peach preserves. the postman said she would receive the package today. i hope she likes everything!
in other news, three weeks ago, our extension agency delivered an incubator and a dozen of eggs to hatch. well, last year i tried this project twice with no luck at all. so, this year, i gladly took the project on, but kept my guard up on it actually being a success. i kept the temperature steady by placing large stones in the incubator to help hold the heat at a consistent temperature, and i kept wet sponges and a wet cloth to help hold the humidity around 60%. i turned the eggs three times a day (and did not let little hands do it, unlike last year). but still, i was skeptical the whole entire time. well, as unattached as i was to the eggs hatching, we woke up this morning to an incubator of cheeping eggs!
our original plan of taking a field trip to the natural history museum was chucked in favor of inviting our school friends over to watch with awe these little feathered friends peck their way out of their shells. they hung around until lunchtime with no actual witnessing of the hatch. but soon after everyone went home, our first chick hatched. the others are still working on it. it's so cute. bea has named the first chick julie. julie cheeps loudly when we walk away from the incubator. i think bea and i have imprinted on her!
and...daffodils are blooming. i have just a few planted around a tree on the corner of our lot. daffodils make me so happy. they last for what seems just a few hours here in texas before they wilt away in the heat. but still, they are just pure gorgeousness in the meantime.
and that's a wrap for this monday. pretty exciting. between all of this happy stuff, we squeezed in a vet visit for pebbles (altercation with a racoon last week), and dealt with some very strong emotions.