Sarah the chicken overcomes her emotional wounds and finds happiness eating chook food with her friends near the house.
Sarah the black hen came to live in her new home as a pullet (young hen) with her speckled brown friend, Clementine.
Clementine got a fancy name because the people who sold her to us assured us she would lay blue eggs, though she was too young to lay at the time. Sarah, on the other hand, got a dull name because she was expected to lay white eggs.
As it turned out, both Clementine and Sarah lay slightly bluish eggs, but not blue enough for me to definitively convince myself that they’re not white. Perhaps the two hens split the difference.
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A post about nothing at all. Plus a little writing inspiration.
I ran a Twitter poll recently asking if you wanted more or fewer book not-reviews.
The results were:
11% think I post too many not-reviews
19% think I post just enough reviews
11% think I should post more reviews
and 59% want chocolate.
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For my health and sanity, I need to learn to say no. Starting with big things is too hard, so here are a few easy places I’ll start.
Kristen Lamb posted recently on the importance of saying no. In essence, you need to say no to the wrong things in order to have time to say yes to the right things.
It’s possible Kristen is a genius.
However, recognising the value of her advice is not the same as being able to take it.
If you’re anything like me, saying no is hard.
So I’ve decided to practice. There are lots of big things I ought to say no to–projects at work that I don’t have time for, one more deep fried chicken wing…
But I wouldn’t want to start with anything too hard, so today I’m going to come up with a few practice nos.
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I accomplished a few things by the time I turned 30, but it turns out they were the wrong things. Here’s what I should have done instead.
Recently I saw a tweet by @obviousplant_ listing 20 things to do before you turn 30. Some of the items were great. “Release the kraken” was my favourite.
I decided to write my own list, and this is it.
In the interests of full disclosure, I should say that all the things I will achieve by the time I’m 30 I’ve already done.
There are some, honest.
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