In other news, I have engaged Little A in the project of planning a Cat Defense System for the garden (because the one of my cats who insists on going outside keeps mistaking it for a litterbox). Her ideas involve a homemade motion sensor, which she apparently intends to have her uncle Scott help her build, and a “pepper cannon”.
What does “Muime” mean?
You will notice in these posts that Little A calls me "muime". That's a word from Old Irish, originally meaning foster mother, and later stepmother, godmother, nurse or anyone else in a motherly role who is not your biological mother. It's what my now ex-wife and I decided our kids should call me to avoid the confusion of calling us both mom. It's pronounced "mwee-va", more or less.
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