Monday, April 30, 2007

Thalia Mara Hall

I spent most of last week at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi. Princess was in a show and I attended every single Thalia Mara rehearsal and both shows. I had plenty of time to explore. Here I am at the fountains in front of Thalia Mara Hall. I also saw the green room, which is green, by the way, the dressing rooms, and the orchestra pit (I fell in but Wisteria was able to retrieve me). I found that Thalia Mara is an interesting person. Here is a web site if you are curious.

Wisteria promises normalcy this week. We may even get to see some local sights.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ham Jam


This weekend Philadelphia, MS hosted the HAM JAM which is an annual barbecue cook-off and music and other fun activities. It was perfect weather for such piggish activity. Many of the merchants participate in the decor for the HAM JAM by dressing a pig. There is MUDdonna, Miss Ima Hogg, Gym E Dean (Jimmie Dean Pork Sausage), and many others. Audrey Hamburn was even there. Quite a day. Quite a day. I may not eat for the rest of the week.



Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Pearl River

I visited an oxbow bayou thingie of the Pearl River today. The Pearl runs all the way to the Gulf of Mexico from a little north of where I am staying. In the more remote parts of the river alligators are plentiful. Here, there are none. We did see snakes and turtles galore.

The cypress trees are amazing!! They have knees. I tripped over one and landed on another. Ouch! But, really, they are very cool.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I went to Jackson, MS

Today, I got to ride in the Yellow Bug car. Just look at that moss in the trees across the street. You don't see that in the north. I went with Wisteria and Princess to Jackson for ballet rehearsal. Princess had a two hour rehearsal at the Mississippi Arts Center. Unfortunately, the ballet dictators wouldn't let me in the door of the studio. So, I am a little short and I didn't bring my tights. Maybe it was because I don't have legs. I think they are being a little short sighted.

Wisteria and I just sat outside and talked with other ballet moms. Mississippi Museum of Art has just moved to a huge, new to them, facility so there was not much to see at the Arts Center. There were some gospel groups practicing, so I got to hear that. If the weather had not been so foul we could have visited the new art museum and looked at the fountain at Thalia Mara Hall. Sounds like I'm complaining, but I'm not.

We got to eat at Beagle Bagel and shop at the Jazzy Dancer. We got to drive through a scary thunderstorm. I got to see downtown Jackson, MS. This was a good day.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Egg Collecting

My first chore was collecting eggs. There were many eggs in the hen house, but there were also eggs in the barn. The hay bales seem to be a magnet for hens. These eggs were in a big round hay bale that had the center eaten by a cow. We didn't take the blue egg. Brightly colored eggs were in all the nests so the hens would continue to think it safe to lay in these nests and not look for more difficult to find locations.

Tomorrow will be a gardening day!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I've Arrived in Small Town Mississippi

After a long journey, I have arrived in Mississippi. I may have to lose the sweater and scarf since the temperatures are warm, 75 degrees Fahrenheit today. I'm sitting on the front porch listening to the ruckus the Wisteria family calls life. There are cows lowing, horses whinnying, roosters crowing, hens cackling, dogs barking, birds singing, and . . . cats meowing. I have been a bit worried about my safety. There seems to be an alarming number of cats prowling.

Wisteria assures me that I am not the sort of mouse that the cats eat. I sure hope she is correct.

After a tall glass of ice tea and a visit on the porch, I have been promised a tour of the farm. It was even suggested that I could be of assistance with chores. The porch is much nicer. I may stay here.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Diversion

Well ... things have taken a small turn. After a squeakily short visit to Mt. Pleasant Classical Academy, it was decided that there would be much more to do here in Deleware in May. So, I hopped back into my envelope and am now heading to Mississippi. I should be arriving at the home of Twice-Bloomed Wisteria any day now. Can't wait!