Can a Chicken Live Without Its Head?

I know that this is a strange question but the saying is, “Running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.?”  I don’t know if you have ever seen this happen but it is pretty funny.  I have to tell you a little story about this before I continue on with my point I am getting to.

Years ago I had a friend with a bunch of chickens that needed to be butchered.  We had a friend who was a really city girl.  She wanted to help.  Her job was to hold the chicken while I chopped its head off and then she was to hold it over a trashcan to let it bleed out.  Don’t want to have blood all over the yard because that will bring the bears into your yard.

She is holding a chicken as I grab its head and stretch out its neck then chop it off. When the body of the chicken starts wiggling in her hands she drops it and it starts running around.  My other friend and I are laughing so hard we about pee ourselves, which doesn’t take much because we both had a bunch of kids.

Anyway read on to see what my point

If you have noticed I have not written in a long time.  That is because I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off.  I am now figuring out the best way to go forward.

I guess the biggest thing is that David has quit his school bus driving days and has gone into business with my son, Dusty.  After the earthquake David had a week off because the schools were closed.  He went and painted the ceilings in an apartment that Dusty was remodeling and made almost 3 times what he made in one week of driving bus.  I told him he needed to quit driving and go back to house painting, so begins the company of CrewdLegg House Painting and Repair.  He went back to work, turned in his notice and started the new year off working for himself.  I thought this was a great idea. Of course, I did because it was my idea.  I was excited about this but I guess I was worried about paying the bills if he didn’t have a “real job” because my fibromyalgia started acting up more than usual.  Well I sat down figured out all the bills and saw that we could survive on just our social security.  The bills would be paid and we would eat but that was it. I now know that any money he makes will be extra money that we can do with what we want to do with it.  I know now we will survive and this is the right move to make.

I also have some other big things to think about.  I pulled out my copy of “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young.  I bought this book after a year of not knowing what I was really doing with my life after the death of my second husband.  This book and a little verbal slapping around from my baby sister, Dina got me back on track.  I highly recommend this book.  Also, if you plan to buy it click on the link below.  It does help me out.

I also want to get my house more organized.  I saw something about a show called “Tiding Up”.  David and I watched a few episodes and found it interesting.  Marie Kondo is a Japanese  woman who comes into your home and shows you how to only keep things that give you joy and how to store them or put them away.  I thought I wanted to be organized like this.  It would be so much easier to clean the house instead of just hiding the things away.  I found her second book she wrote on Amazon.  She even shows you how to fold your clothes to take up less room in your drawers and easier to see what you have. I have just started reading it.  I will let you know what I think when I am done. Check out her show on Netflix or get her book.

I do have two checklists now.  One with my daily chores and one with projects I want to accomplish.  I find that this is working out great.

I have tons of online classes that I have been meaning to take and have already completed three of them.  I know I will get through many more before the end of the year.

I think I have finally figured out the things I need to get to the point I want to be at.  Follow along with me on my journey into an even happier life.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave comments because I love to read them and answer them.

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Author: olehippies

I am a freelance travel writer and photographer. I love to travel with my loving husband. I like to see how the locals live better than going on tours. I love reading and will be reviewing books for everyone.

4 thoughts on “Can a Chicken Live Without Its Head?”

  1. Sounds like you’ve been busy too! Sometimes life sure gets in the way of reading and blogging doesn’t it? My snow day today is great for letting me get caught up! 😊

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