The Day of Love and Friendship. That is what they call today in many Spanish-speaking countries. Five years ago today I was in Cuba, on a field trip with my Social Work class and doing research with a professor. February 14th is big there, everyone goes out to eat. My friends and I ended up waiting hours and hours to get into a restaurant for some dinner, and even more hours to get food. I don't think we got to eat until after 10pm. It was like that episode of Seinfeld where they are waiting in that Chinese food restaurant forever. You know the one? We finally got food after 10pm. If you know me, you know I get so grumpy and horrible when I am hungry. It was brutal. And yet, I still look back on that with fond memories.
Ok! Onto more exciting things! I candled my eggs yesterday and was very excited to see that 6 out of the 7 eggs are developing with little embryos swimming around! Here is a horribly blurry and obscure picture to show you. The darker spot near the bottom is the chick developing. Use your imagination. Amazing that in just 15 days that will be a fully formed chick hatching out! (If all goes well, that is. Don't count those chickens until they hatch!). The seventh egg looks like it suffered an early death, as it has a red ring inside it. I didn't hold out too much hope for that one though, since it was stored in the fridge before incubating! (When I went to collect the eggs, two were cracked, so our only option was to take two from the fridge. One is developing, the other is the dud).