Monday, April 16, 2012

Yesterday and Today

Yesterday was Mia's Birthday as well as our daughter in law Emily's.  We had a small, impromptu party in my son's new back yard.  We didn't make a big deal out of them but the family got together and caught up in person.  It was sunny, in the mid 50's and chilly at times but we had a good time.

Since yesterday, the 15th, fell on a Sunday, we Americans get an extra day to file our income taxes (we had ours done months ago).  Today is Emancipation Day, a holiday that is only celebrated in Washington D.C..  All governmental offices are close thus giving the procrastinating tax payer an extra day to get their taxes sent.  Emancipation Day is a holiday to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Eamcipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16.  In the rest of the country it is business as usual.

Mia and I are about to leave on a fairly long, one day road trip that I will discuss at a later date.  I have been up since 3:30 am and it has been raining very hard this morning.  Quite a change from yesterday.  Honey is not going to enjoy her walk with me this morning.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Happy Birthday to Mia and Emily!!..enjoy the rain!..raining here too!

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  3. Happy birthday to both ladies. Enjoy your trip!