Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Livestock Show & Spring Break
Wow, it's been a hectic week so far. The boys and I have been going non stop!
Today we spent the day at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, sans the actual rodeo part.
I love farm animals, and the highlight of the day for all of us I think was the petting area. The baby goats! Oh goodness. I wanted to smuggle one out with me under my shirt. Some were no bigger than an average size cat, I could have done it!
We went today since DH was off of work and could come, too, and it was great. But goodness, we spent a LOT of money. Those carnival rides are so expensive!
But back the animal part of things, that was wonderful.
Just reinforcing my desire to move out of the city and have goats and chickens. And slowly breaking down my dh's reservations. No way could he deny how adorable those goats were. And the wee tiny cow. Heck, there was even a wallaby!
You can see more pictures here.
For my birthday my dear husband got me a copy of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, which I have been trying to read in my few spare moments, with the kids being off of school this week. The evolution of corn into a commodity from a crop is fascinating, and I am really enjoying this book so far.
Many of my friends have defected to Austin for spring break with their kids, if they haven't already moved there altogether. I really like Austin, but it would be so hard for me to leave Houston. I never thought I would really think of Houston as home, but it really has become home for me. Even though it's ugly and dirty, and a non-driver's nightmare, this is the place I see myself for a long time. Unless everyone I know eventually ends up in Austin, then I guess we'll see.
More recipes to come soon, I made a nummy spinach artichoke dip the other night, and a really great smoothie.