I wonder if Bruce Springsteen feels differently about the lyrics of "I'm on Fire" ("Hey little girl is your daddy home / Did he go away and leave you all alone?") now that he has a daughter? _I_ sure do. *gag*
I've been going back and forth between our two local animal shelters, looking for our next cat. A couple of times, I've hesitated about a cat and it's been gone the next time I went. I think it's most likely at this point that we'll adopt a kitten: I feel less shy with kittens. When I consider an adult cat, I feel a little awk about it, like it's weird to bring this stranger to our house and expect her to just live with us because we say so. On the other hand, I love how with an adult cat I can see what it's LIKE. So I continue to dither. I'm also dithering because I'm not sure I want to inflict another cat on our current cat. She seems to enjoy being an only, and I've enjoyed feeling like seeking out the company of a cat rather than brushing cats off every surface.
I've been on a reading kick. I seem to be getting one intense, thought-provoking book after another. It's a little tiring. First I read Middlesex. Then I read The Help. Then I read Handle With Care, but after 100 pages I was done with that kind of stress so I skipped ahead to the last 15. Now I'm reading Olive Kitteridge.
I'm also watching the second season of The L Word, so I am just about scalp-deep in thought-provoking.
Henry just asked me if a rollerskate was a quadruped.
I registered the twins for kindergarten this fall. That seems NUTS to me. Since they were a year old I've been saying it would be unexpectedly soon that they'd be in school (I started saying it during the OMG Pregnant Again! panic), but it really did come up fast. Two years after that, it'll be Henry in school. And then what? Let's not turn our minds to it.
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...