Today Mimi and Poppy arrived to play with Beanie. They had a great time while RayRay and I went out on a date. We went to the Napoleon Exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum. Then, we ate at a great little spot called Port of Call. (Thanks, Miss Cathy, for the suggestion!) They were the best burgers I’ve had in ages. And, I asked for some cherry syrup in my coke — they gave me tons and added about 10 cherries. RayRay eats the cherries, not me, so he was happy. All in all, a great date.

We’re finding that this is a great city to live in. There’s lots to do in all areas of town. Tomorrow we’re taking Beanie to the zoo (weather permitting). She’s never been before. She loved the aquarium, so we think she’ll love this, too. All I know is that I’m skipping my morning nap to take her, so she’d better have a good time.

In other news, my dual pregnancies have left my fingers too fat to wear my wedding bands. I want a replacement. Bhood and Tito directed me to this lovely ring. It’s 1 karat. And yummy. What do you think?

I myself will be opening a shop on Etsy soon. It will feature the quilts and blankets I’ve made as well as small makeup/coin/miscellaneous bags. I’ve chosen my name: Lale. No, don’t pronounce it Layle. Pronounce it La-Lay. It means tulip in Central Asian. The word looks cool and sounds cool. Here’s the problem. Just plain Lale is taken by someone. It’s not a shop, but just a user name. So, I need something more. LaleDesigns is a website (not on Etsy), so I don’t want to use that. Right now I’ve reserved Lale Arts, but it just doesn’t have a ring to it. Help! What do y’all think?