post-1555-1210127421.jpgWe have a fish now.  Same sort as the fella at left, with a little less orange on the belly.  Will try and snap a picture of her as well as get a snap of The Peanut’s "No Cats Allowed" sign on her door.  

She caught Rascal leering at her fish, Tails, and that was it this morning.  Catz in de dawg house. 

And when I say "we" have a fish, I really mean The Peanut has one and allows the rest of the household — except for the cat — to peer at the little wiggly critter and then go away to leave them alone. When you are five, a fish can apparently teach you all the wisdom of the universe and be yer bestest buddy in the whole, wide world, too.

It’s early for her birthday, but having had to visit the pediatrician yesterday, the fish was bribery incentive for no screaming during the blood test portion of the visit. She’s still running a fever today, which is why my posting has been a bit light. Apologies, but The Peanut has to come first.

Hope everyone has had a decent weekend. Weather here has been lovely, and we’ve had the windows open and a warm breeze blowing through the house in advance of the cold front that will sweep through tomorrow, bringing with it yet another chill and some snow and ice in its wake. Ugh.

Hope folks can make it for tomorrow’s chat — should be a really good one.

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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