One of the many things that I love about Christopher is that he's always meeting and befriending new & interesting people. He's constantly picking up ideas, new music and recipes from all of the interesting folks that he meets and comes to know. Consequently, all sorts of new things come directly into our lives because of it.
One such thing that just recently came about comes from a musician friend & toy pianist named Phyllis Chen. Within the past year, Phyllis has played a number of gigs with Christopher's band cuddle magic. Later this month, they'll be playing a handful of shows together once again. At a recent rehearsal at Phyllis' house, Christopher learned about Chinese Tea Eggs.
Being the egg lover that I am, once he mentioned the idea to me, I of course had to make them. This isn't one of those revolutionary things that is going to change our lives (or yours) forever. It's just a nice thing. It's a subtle, but noticeable improvement to the hardboiled egg, giving the egg white a delicate flavor where it would otherwise be quite tasteless.
Plus, once peeled, they look like dinosaur eggs. Oh come on, believe me, I know what dinosaur eggs looked like...
Tomorrow morning, the kittens will be two weeks old. They're growing by leaps & bounds, and though they are still quite small, they've nearly doubled in size since birth. Momma Cat is doing an amazing job taking of her little babes--keeping the bed warm, nursing all day, cleaning them up--with only the occasional break for fresh air. Just within the past few days their eyes have all opened though they prefer to keep them closed for now--I imagine light is harsh on new eyes.
They make the funniest little squeals too--mini meows.
Apologies for the picture quality on these. Normally I shoot in complete manual mode, however I tried auto-focus and an automatic camera setting this evening. It really shows. But I couldn't help passing on the cuteness anyway.
Well.... it seems we have some kittens on our hands now.
Our home which, just last week, housed only one neutered male cat is now filled with seven cats...! Momma Girl (the recently discovered pregnant stray) gave birth to 5 adorable little babies early Sunday morning. Four are entirely black and the odd-ball is a cute little gray runt.
What can I say... this was a totally unexpected situation we've found ourselves in... but who can stand being upset when you're surrounded by scrunchy faces and funny paws?
I hope you're looking forward to seeing lots of adorable kitten pictures over these next 5-or so months... :)