It Isn’t Just Skin Deep!

Speck wakes up each morning . . well, I wake Speck up.  He’s a lot like I was when I was younger.  He could sleep til noon but nope, no slacking around here.  We have chores to do and chickens waiting to be let out of the coop so we’re up about daylight.  Maybe that’s why I’m ready for winter . . it will get daylight later and I can sleep a little later.

Speck is such a creature of habit.  Wonder where he learned that!  He gets up and makes his way to the breakfast room where we have his crate.  He goes in and gets comfy but then he remembers . . EGGS!  He gets scrambled eggs for breakfast, with a little yogurt for his tummy problems.  Then he comes out of the crate and sits in front of the stove and whines til someone fixes him an egg or two.


The first green egg I was so proud to get . . Speck got it for breakfast.  The funny thing is — the inside of the shell was green too.  You know how dyed Easter eggs are only colored on the outside . . it was funny to see it colored on the inside too.  I told my mom:  The egg as green on the inside too!  She said ” GREEN ON THE INSIDE TOO??”  I guess I didn’t explain it quite right but the yolk was yellow, the white was clear, the inside of the shell was GREEN!   🙂

You think that’s funny . . the other day I sent some eggs with Vince to give to my friend who works with him.  That was before the eggs started getting bigger and they were kinda small.  Here’s the discussion.

Me:  These eggs are kinda small.  Tell her they’ll get bigger.
Vince:  NO!
Me:  Yes, they’re always small at first and they get bigger.
Vince . . just looking at me like I was nuts:  They are NOT going to get bigger in the carton!
Me:  NO!  After the chickens have been laying for a while, they will lay larger eggs.

See . . when you don’t understand what I’m saying, it isn’t you.  I know what I’m thinking but I don’t always say it correctly!



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    Oh, I know. My husband and I have the same problem. He has a real hard time following my conversation as he can’t read my mind. He does think I can read his!

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    I knew what you meant. I think it is the difference between male & female brains. . . .no, wait, that wouldn’t work for your mom.

    Hmmm. . . ok, how about the difference between quilting brains & non-quilting brains? If that doesn’t work could it be the difference between bloggers & non-bloggers?

    Ok, maybe my theory is all screwy. . .but I understood what you were saying.

    Have a wonderful day.

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    Hazel says

    I understood what you were saying too. What is wrong with Specks tummy? How much yogurt do you give him?

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    I can see that we both think alike………. Of course I understood the “they get bigger” line.

    Okaye so eggs for Speck? scrambled? where does the yogurt come in?

    Honey has stomach problems and maybe I should be doing something different.

    Please advise

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    Oh, you made me laugh out loud! I understood both your statements perfectly as well. My DH and I, however, frequently have these kinds of communications issues. I’m glad I’m not alone!

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    Eve says

    ROFLOL!! those conversations were just too funny—but I don’t know WHY they didn’t understand you. I did!! And I love it that the shells are green on the inside, too. That is so cool! Eve

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    I understood you perfectly well in BOTH cases…about the egg being green inside AND about the eggs getting bigger. (Should I be WORRIED that I understood you so well?? LOL)

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    I have nine chickens. Six that lay brown eggs and three that lay green eggs. The eggs will get bigger. Some may even be double yolkers.

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    Karleen Taylor says

    I’m so glad to hear your communication issues with your engineering husband…I don’t feel like I’m the only one!

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    I’m so glad to hear your communication issues with your engineering husband…I don’t feel like I’m the only one!
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.