Hurrah, more thunderstorms! I love thunderstorms: I’ve got windows open to smell the water and wet earth as well as to hear the rain. The storm and Yo-Yo Ma playing Ennio Morricone are providing my work soundtrack today.
I now know the difference between an Axel, a salchow, and a toe loop. What I’m not clear on is why Axel takes a capital but salchow does not. Axels are named after Axel Paulsen, and salchows are named for Ulrich Salchow (heck, even loops are formally called Rittbergers although you never hear the term), so why aren’t both capitalised?
This morning at breakfast:
LIAM: Mama sitting in Dada’s chair.
AUTUMN: [counts the words in the sentence and notes the use of the word ‘in’] Er, yes. Yes, I’m sitting in Dada’s chair.
LIAM: Dada! Come sit! Come sit in Mama’s chair, Mama in Dada’s chair.
And yesterday, we met a lovely cinnamon-coloured rabbit on our back porch. He lives next door and is called Switch, although Liam called him Peter while feeding it his raisins and giggling when the bunny tickled his hand with his nose. The neighbours were nowhere in sight but their back door was open, so we assumed it was theirs although we had no notion they owned a rabbit. HRH did track them down later though to make sure (a) the rabbit was allowed outside, and (b) that it was okay for it to wander over to our deck and visit with us. It’s very sweet and easy-going, and Liam adored it. It was nice for him to be able to pet something, seeing as how he can’t exactly cuddle his fish and the cats are avoiding him these days as he has been attempting to pick them up by handfuls of fur.
Back to editing the script. Break’s over.