Estimates are that literally hundreds of thousands gathered today for the Tea Party in DC; the Daily Mail says up to two million. As saith the Instapundit, even at half that, it's huge, and impressive.
And of course, mainstream media -- the drive-bys, Obamedia, whatever you want to call 'em -- they'll ignore it. Completely.
Bless their hearts.
And I mean that in the most Southern way.
And now - I have to share a few things, for those few dear friends and relatives who stop by here (I know who you are, and I love it that you take the time to drop by to see if I've posted anything.)
- We've been making fresh salsa for the last month, ever since we bought one of these awesome gadgets at the State Fair. We've been using our own garden tomatoes, red onion, a little jalapeno or serrano, a glove of garlic, some cilantro and lime juice. Oh my gosh, it's good stuff. How will we ever go back to store-bought salsa?
- We've had a kid eruption in the neighborhood. Suddenly, this summer, about a dozen or more kids came out of the woodwork. Finally, after all these years, my kids were spending all day outside, coming in for dinner, and begging to go back out again until dark -- just like the old days of my husband's childhood. They rode bikes, played on the swing set, played tag. At night they played ghosts-in-the-graveyard and some new game called Bloody Murder. (Lovely, I know. But harmless.) Where'd they all come from? Well, some news kids moved in, and some of the already-here kids grew up just enough to join the gang. It's been fantastic.
- This was my summer of organizing. Every single room, including the garage and every closet, was taken apart, cleaned, decluttered, and re-organized. It is truly a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, it probably won't be a joy forever, as things always tend toward disorder. Especially with six people in the house.
Now, back to relaxing on the patio. We polished off the salsa; the youngest two are on the swing set; the husband and I are enjoying a cocktail while listening to the White Sox game. Life is good.
UPDATE: Just found this photo set at National Review... fanfastic! Oh, and one last comment: I saw a report on CNN today, after the rally, and noticed how completely clean the site was. No trash, no litter ... unlike after every single lefty protest, anywhere, anytime. Hmmm.