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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cookie Time


...and the Girl Scouts are busy,
Cookie time in the spring of the year,
Cookie time, when the scouts sell their cookies,
Cookie time, only once every year.

Those are the lyrics Abby made up this week, to the tune of Summertime, (Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, 1935).

They're quite accurate, actually, except for the spring part. Today we got lucky because the nice store manager allowed us to sell cookies inside the doors. It's chilly - around 45F - and windy, which was the worst part. But our cookie mom was our partner in selling today and she brought hand-warmers for all three kids - how nice is that? So yeah, today was certainly busy - school until 3, cookie sales from 4-6, and now a Brownie meeting from 6:30 to 8 (as I write this from my seat in the library where they have their meetings).

Sunday was also a site sale for us, and it was probably colder but not as windy. We've got another on Saturday afternoon late, after which we intend to come home to hot lamb stew for St. Patrick's Day. And we will of course wear green). Today Abby wore her "Welcome to the Dark Side... we have cookies. ~Vader" T-shirt and a sweater under her Brownie vest.

See? Busy. And pretty close to the spring of the year, even if not quite there yet...