April 5 Eggs!
I love eggs – no really, I truly love them. I’m not sure how I came to love eggs the way I do given the trouble they were in my youth.
When I was growing up the laying hens hated me so passionately it’s a miracle I made it out of the hen house on any given day with both of my eyes. The worst event was the day they actually seemed to cooperate in an all out attack – three held me down squawking and flapping wildly whilst the largest tried desperately to peck me blind. I escaped bloody and scarred with nary a fresh egg in hand to be met by the wrath of my Grandmother but was fortunately saved by my Grandfather’s stifled giggle and quick thinking reassignment to the garden to gather roots.
I know it’s not a lovely story but I do still love eggs and I’m not much of a carrot fan.
So today I’m still basking in a weekend almost wholly dedicated (even if in just my mind) to eggs and I am thankful …
- for weekend breakfasts of over easy and scrambled
- for lunch and dinner brimming with hard boiled and deviled
- for happy childhood memories of hunting, gathering and coloring.
For what are you thankful?