Monday, June 11, 2018

celebration

Yesterday we had a small family celebration in honour of Grace's 20th birthday. It seems impossible to believe that 20 years had passed since I first saw her partially in her shell. The crazy thing is - she's not even middle aged yet! The average lifespan for an African Grey Congo is 50 years... we have her mentioned in our will, but gosh, that's a long time to plan for.

Anyway, we brought home chicken wings which are Grace's favorite food, or at least is tied with chicken shwarma. Luckily she doesn't know what she's eating :-o  We don't tend to do much meat in the house so it was a big treat for her (although she did score wings 3 times at the rally). There were wings from RAXX, but also Edna saved her one after the potluck. I think Edna was amazed to watch Grace scarf it down so quickly - even some of the marrow.

We have to get back to healthy eating though. The past week & 1/2 wasn't good... way too much eating out. Miraculously I didn't gain any weight with all that indulgence - it just goes to show how important exercise is. All those walks with the dogs paid off!


The peonies are starting to blossom. The one at the top of the page is the same flower I've shown the last few days.