Monday Misceallany

  • Ahh, Monday. The day I get started at quarter to five in the morning. (And you wondered why you often get blog posts I write in the airport lounge)
  • I have 3 babies to knit for in the next few months. Which led to a discussion at dinner. What is a group of babies called? A group of geese is a gaggle, a group of penguins is a rookery. A group of babies? Mr. Spit suggested “a screeching” but I wasn’t sure that was quite it.
  • I made a roast pork tenderloin on Saturday and a roast chicken on Sunday. I feel quite proud of myself.
  • I have been on quite the sock kick in the last 2 months – just starting my third pair.
  • Love the new washing machine, except that because it pulls out so much water, all of my hang to dry items really seem to come out very wrinkled. As in “haul out the iron” wrinkled, not “give them a good shake” wrinkled. I keep trying to tell myself that saving the water is more important. I’m not sure it’s working.
  • Seriously though, about the babies. Any suggestions for a name?
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10 Responses to Monday Misceallany

  1. A nursery of babies?

  2. Carmen says:

    I like “a screeching”, that made me chuckle.

  3. HereWeGoAJen says:

    Well, a group of crows is called a murder, that’s probably not a good one. I like flock of babies.

  4. MissingMolly says:

    A brood of babies? A band of babies? A bundle of babies? (As you can tell, I like the alliterative ones.)

  5. Nancy says:

    A cuddle of babies?
    How about a snuggle of babies?

  6. elizabeth says:

    i like a “bundle of babies”

    (and i just hopped over here from carmen’s page . . . i haven’t read you in a while, and i forgot how much i appreciate your writing voice . . . )

  7. Mer says:

    Gaggle is just for geese? I use the term “gaggle of babies” all the time. There are lots of kids in my husband’s family, that’s often how I describe it when we’re all together.

  8. a says:

    I like a screeching too! But, mostly they’re just called litters, I think. 🙂

  9. Erica says:

    “Screeching” sounds about accurate, though I also like “flurry.”

  10. It is a shrewdness of apes, and babies seem to know how to get what they want when they want it, so that could work. You could use a chatter (budgerigars), a swarm (bees), a pack (coyote), a business (ferrets), a mob (sheep in Australia) or a litter (cats – appropriate given the mess they make!), but I prefer a brood (chicken).

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