1. We have named the kitten. Her name is Chicken Feather (Mrs.). Both words are pronounced as nouns, rather than as an adjective and a noun; i.e., it's not CHICKENfeather, it's CHICK-ken FEATH-ther. This name came about because I wanted to name her Feather (for her plumey tail), and Paul wanted to name her Mrs. Feather (which is odd while she's a kitten, but we think she will grow into it), and the children wanted to name her Chicken (Henry's idea) and then I wanted to name her Chicken too. So! It's Chicken, or Feather, or Mrs. Feather. Or "The Kitten."
2. Rob has acquired a second goldfish. It's a grey one. Neither fish has a name yet, and when I told him I was posting this he said "Can you ask them for suggestions?" They are settling in well, and we are learning about The Nitrogen Cycle. I realize measurement of goldfish happiness is more art than science, but the first fish is now swimming perkily around instead of moping fearfully behind his/her plants, so I consider Goldfish Two a success. I tried to get a picture of him/her, but you know what's hard to photograph? FISH, that's what.
3. If you were following my silly flustering on Twitter, when Paul and I had a night out on Tuesday and I changed clothes about twelve times? I decided on a similar outfit to the one I wore to that Christmas party I was so nervous about this past Christmas. I wore dark boot-cut jeans, a black cami, a dark pink button down with several buttons unbuttoned, little fancy black sandals, and a necklace on a black ribbon. I finally felt dressed right, so apparently that is my outfit for Times of Uncertainty.
4. I'm not pregnant, and I was glad. I never thought I'd feel that feeling. When the twins were 6 months old I had a pregnancy "scare," and I was very disappointed when I turned out not to be. Just to demonstrate the depth and duration of this problem.
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...