This morning I showed Jewel this week's calendar for the House of Representatives, and the dozens of bills that we had to act upon today.
I advised Ruth to catch up on her reading while I was away doing the People's Business.
The session started at 10 a.m. We broke for lunch from 12:30 to 1:40, and the freshmen had a pizza lunch in a historic house across from the State House. We legislated like crazy, morning and afternoon. Both of the bills I had blurbed passed easily on a voice vote, no debate.
The session ended at 6 p.m. I was exhausted.
On my return to our forest, my three girls and the Chap greeted me warmly.
Lola, Ruth and Jewel have morphed into a mostly unified pack. Yesterday Lola and Jewel napped at my feet in a heap, and Jewel used Lola's back for a head rest. Ruth and Jewel are able to share the sofa with a minimum of fussing. The young ones play hard and sleep hard.
Before our supper tonight (the Chap was making a big omelette for us to share), I put the girls out back for a few minutes. We noticed flashes of movement among the trees--two snowshoe hares racing about in the woods, hopping along in the snow. I watched, enthralled, as the dogs barked and peered through the gaps in the fence.
I always wondered if the hare I've seen so often had a mate. Or perhaps I've been seeing two different hares and never knew it!