Alas, not today for us. The Peanut is running a nasty fever with a horrible chest cough combo — it’s going around school and she started feeling oogy last night. So we’re cuddled up with movies and naps for the day.

But the butterfly was too gorgeous not to post for you all. Love the contrast between the powdery blue and the cherry red.

Consider this some open space for chatting…

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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