A couple of random tidbits:
Beauty is learning new words with abandon, but still thinks most animals are dogs. Recently she was sitting on the couch in my parents’ living room, waving a toy tiger and a toy zebra, and chanting “Bee-bra, DOG, Beeee-bra, DOG” very firmly over and over. It is as yet unclear whether she simply assumes that a “bee-bra” is a type of dog.
Hero is home because he has a cold. Fortunately he can work from home pretty easily, so he’s not losing sick days. It does, however, mean that I am eating more junk food than usual.
I need to get in the habit of having candles about. I love tea lights, and I love tea light holders, and I have bookmarks with about a million ways of dressing them up that I have never attempted because we never actually light them. This is the wrong approach.