So, after reading the tenant reviews on all the Tucson apartments that I thought were "fancy," (and discovering that "random murders," "rapes," "domestic violence," "drunken rages," and "daughters being choked by bad kids" are a package deal with "spacious floorplans," and "beautiful grounds"), I went to see the doctor. Turns out I have laryngotracheitis--or what the "old-timers" used to call "non-smoker's bronchitis." Apparently it comes from living in a dry climate with a high altitude. I'm not even supposed to go outside!(Note to self: begin planning a trip to Italy "for my health" in manner of Elizabeth Barrett Browning).
Then, after listening to the doctor try to explain how it's better to supress a reaction cough and make my cough more deliberate (what the ....?) I saw the other doctor for my 20 week ultrasound. (Back up a bit and insert a trip to Burger Supreme for halibut fish and chips between the two visits). And yes, the baby is a girl. This is very exciting on a couple of levels: 1. I wanted a girl. 2. I had a bet with Mike and I WON--this means I may be able to get a fancy rocker-recliner to replace his blue armchair. One can only hope...
So now I am sittin' here at the 'puter, eating moldy cherries and spitting the pits into an empty popsicle wrapper (dreaming of the all-you-can-eat-buffet I visited this weekend, at which I ate both bacon AND prime rib in one sitting) and wondering about some possible girl names. Fans, I would like your input, but only if you have good taste (which you MUST have, if you read this blog). And if you don't like any of the names I will list here, then please don't suggest something trendy, like Micaela or McKenzie, etc. Here are a few of the names I am considering:
Elizabeth (to be called Libby)
Catherine (Cate, must be with a "C" for ancestral reasons).
I rather like old fashioned names that are slightly unique, but not made-up sounding (like Lafawnda).
So, I'm off to take some medicine for my smoker's bronchitis--I mean NON smokers...