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We were voluntold to telework the rest of the week so yesterday was my only day in the office, and I spent most of today alternating between work tasks and home tasks. Thankfully we were able to get a babysitter for tomorrow, and the library is showing "Frozen" in the afternoon.

I zipped through Crazy Rich Asians. It was pretty entertaining - it reminded me of some of the rich, distant cousins I've met in the Philippines. I'm surprised that the author neglected to mention, in a novel primarily based in Singapore, that the incredible airport includes a butterfly exhibit. I read that the novel's been optioned for a movie - I hope it actually happens!


After French class on Saturday, and since Z is so interested in dance these days, we went to a delightful production of The Big Meow with Jane Franklin Dance. It was refreshing that the main character was played by someone who looked more like me than the typical svelte dancer.


MLKJ Day was more challenging this year because MoBob is in Minneapolis, we don't have a car, and our usual back-up plan to play at one of the Smithsonian museums was less feasible because of all the inauguration prep.

We met up with another family for the show with Banjo Man Jack, along with a hundred other people desperate to get out of the house for MLJK Day. Everyone cheered for that socialist hymn called "This Land is Your Land."


Then on to Magic Ground - another crowded venue. We left before we were totally squeezed out but at least Z got some time in the beauty salon.


I made a portable felt activity kit out of cookie tin.


And a magic wand for the boy prince.


Z's homework: a coloring book about inauguration.
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On January 19th, 2017 05:19 am (UTC), zyzyly commented:
That's quite the optimistic coloring book.

My wife is reading Crazy Rich Asians, but seems to be taking her time with it.
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On January 19th, 2017 04:06 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
The comments on FB were hilarious/horrifying!

I probably should've been more leisurely in my reading, I may have missed a lot of good stuff!
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