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70 Days of Sweat, Day Two: 1,000 words

Total: 2,100 words

Current short story: 5,300 words. I have reached a turning point!

In other news: Felix has another of his periodic freaky eye infections, characterized by one of his eyes swelling shut, a trip to the doctor, and antibiotics. He's taking it well--isn't being terribly fussy--but he doesn't have much of an appetite.

I do still have two other children, btw. I just see a lot more of Felix, since he's home all day during the week, and they're not. Zane and Innes went out to breakfast with James this morning, then to a family playtime at a gymnastics place, while Felix and I were at the immediate care clinic with an extraordinary number of small, sick children all around us in the waiting room. If I get through the week without developing the Heaving Hacks of Doom Fever, I will count it as a triumph of my immune system.

I also read a bit of The Onion while I was out, and learned a few new idioms to inflict upon you all. My favorite is the phrase, "It was an absolute oyster carnival."

Oh, and a bonus piece of advice for those of you who are expecting twins? They will be actual individual people, you know, not a set of salt and pepper shakers. Therefore, making their names rhyme, like the set of twins I saw this morning, Jaden 'n' Kaden, is NOT COOL.

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kelly_swails
Mar. 2nd, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
Neither is alliteration, i.e. Melissa and Melinda.
nayad
Mar. 3rd, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
Agreed. No matchy-matchy twin names. Not even a theme, like Rose and Daisy. Just no.
fullygoldy
Mar. 3rd, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
well, not everyone is as creative and cool as you with the naming... :P

What about Robin, Rhonda & Rene? Not twins or trips, but a themed set.
nayad
Mar. 3rd, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Well, honestly, that's not my preference, but it only really bothers me when it's multiple children born at once and treated as if they're fractions of a whole, instead of individuals.

Edited at 2008-03-03 12:43 am (UTC)
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