There is a lot going on around here. Tomorrow is a Big Day. My husband is planning one of the Tax Day Tea Parties coordinated by the AFA. He’s doing a great job, in my biased opinion. There are two Tea Parties in our town; my husband is in charge of the one at noon. The children and I will be there:
I still need to make one more sign. Any ideas? My problem is that I can’t boil my ideas into something that fits on a poster, which is why Si made the two signs you see in the photo.
If you want to attend a Tea Party in your area, look here for a location near you. These rallies are planned for over 2,000 cities, so chances are you won’t have to drive all that far.
In Other News
While we’re here, I thought I’d let you know that we’ve finally taken the plunge. In a very short while, six of these lovely ladies will be joining our family:
Khaki Campbells, my friends. They lay an egg a day on average. They are friendly. They are small. They will mow our grass and eat our wasps. I am also hoping they will take out the trash. And they are darn cute.
My kids wanted a dog. Um. Can you say quieter than a dog? And cheaper. And then there is useful since the eggs will become part of our family diet.
We are working on names. We will have to use Jemima, of course, from Beatrix Potter’s famous Jemima Puddleduck. That leaves us with five names to go. Thankfully, we have a few weeks until delivery.
One Last Thing
We had a brief discussion of The Faerie Queene in the comments a while back. I wanted to let you all know that Book I is available at, of course, Google Books. I’ve been reading it in small chunks. It takes a while to get used to the old spelling, but it is a treat, indeed. Of course, I love the old types of poems, epics, ballads, pastoral, etcetera. Simply beautiful, that Spenser.
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