Tuesday, March 19, 2013


We got a new pet.  I know, right!  When will I learn?

Well, I needed a fish for my science class to show my kids.  I didn't want to have to do the whole air pump, filter, etc thing... so I got a beta.

He's lovely.  The kids and I love to stare at him, and feed him one pellet of food at a time, and watch him eat any gnats that land on the surface of his water, and stare at us while we eat, and, and, and....

He is now the centerpiece of our dining table.

I decided since he's so terribly lovely, he really needed a Shakespearean name.  Lucy was really rooting for "Puck."  I strongly considered "Othello" because I love that name, but he just isn't an "Othello."  Finally I decided he needed to be a fellow "Tempest" player, like myself, and named him "Prospero."

We take pet names VERY seriously around here :)
He is already much beloved.

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