I have had many people ask how Belle is doing. Our new kitten is doing well. I failed to mention that the night before St. Patrick's Day, she got out of the house. I was totally unaware until late in the morning on St. Patrick's Day when I suddenly realized that I hadn't seen her in a while. Man did I panic! How was I going to explain to the girls that their new kitten was lost. At some point that afternoon our wonderful neighbors found Belle under their deck where two of their dogs had cornered her. She had been out for well over 18 hours. Since that day, Belle has become very patient with the girls. She must have decided that being picked on indoors by a 2 and 4 year old is much better than the great outdoors. Thursday she has an appointment to be de-clawed and spayed. Let's hope all goes well and she'll be back to her adventurous self in no time.
I'd also like to welcome Stephanie into our household. She is our new live-in nanny and is quickly fitting right in. Due to my abnormal schedule and our need for more than just middle of the day help, we put out the word that we were searching for a nanny. In less than a week, thanks to my aunt Leslie and cousin Courtney, we found Stephanie. This week she is getting used to her new domain in the basement and learning our routines. We are excited to have her and feel blessed that such a great young lady is willing to help. Don't worry though - Jana is still with us! She will continue to help out during the week. With new consistency in the house, I'll be more effective with my work and I'll be able to get back to some of the things I've been missing...especially my personal fitness.