It's just that he looks so much like Elvis. And Elvis is such a fine rooster.
When one of the hens lays an egg in the hen house, she calls out and Elvis comes running from wherever in the yard the flock is and takes her back with him.
I was watching just this process this morning and I thought to myself that it's like he has a small business, Elvis does. We could call it the Elvis O'Rooster Hen Escort Service.
He's so serious about his position as the Rooster.
Either chickens are some of the most fascinating creatures in the world or else I am one of the most easily amused.
So I went to the Goodwill with Lily and the boys. It was blue-tag-half-off day. And y'all, it's not the color of the tag but the color of the little plastic thing holding the tag to the item.
Now I know and so do you.
Lily got some clothes and I got Owen a dinosaur thing which he loved. He told me I was the best Mer in the world and I told him he was the best Owen. He wanted my phone to take pictures at the Goodwill. I let him and advised him to take pictures of interesting things.
Here are a couple.
I think he did a good job. He was a fine boy at the Goodwill and played with his dinosaur and and on a rocking horse. Gibson was not quite as happy but he was pretty good too, considering. I bought him a guitar which is a piece of crap but he won't care. Maybe. He did keep putting it back on the shelf but all sales are final so I made him take it with him.
After Goodwill, we met up with Hank and Anna at the Cuban place which we love. Kids eat free. All the time. Owen wanted to sit by himself and since we were about the only people in there, we let him. He ate quietly and enjoyed his lunch. I don't know how long this phase he's in of being the best boy in the world is going to last but for now, it's sure a joy.
Here are the boys eating their dessert which was M&M's from the machine by the door.
That's a green shamrock his mama painted on his face for him this morning. Gibson did not want one. And then he did. And then he didn't. Tears were involved. SO MANY CHOICES!
Owen asked me if I had decorated for St. Patricks. I told him I had not.
He also asked me if Keith Richards was dead. I said, "No dear. He's in Australia, about to play a concert."
So that was my day and Mr. Moon did not go to auction so I will be cooking an actual dinner tonight. I had thought maybe I'd make corned beef and cabbage, which I do love, but honestly, that corned beef can't be good for you. So we're having egg rolls instead. And tomorrow we shall eat garbanzo bean soup with cabbage. So we're getting the cabbage part, at least.
I better get busy. Those egg rolls take forever. But they are one of Mr. Moon's favorites and I love to make them for him. I bake them so they are not so bad for us. And I make hot and sour soup to go with but I will be honest with you- I use a package mix. But I put extra tofu and vegetables in it.
Why am I droning on like this? Who cares?
Hope your day was good too. Stay away from green beer. That's my advice.
And always use extra tofu and vegetables whenever possible.