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Baby Z and I spent most of Saturday splashing about.  We went to "swimming" class at the Y in Alexandria in the morning, and in the afternoon enjoyed the complex pool with our church friends with babies.

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Last weekend we went to a free session at My Gym which Baby Z seemed to have also hugely enjoyed. Alas, My Gym was way out in the Virginia burbs, and I think after swimming we will start music classes, so PE will have to wait.

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Afterwards we joined my dear friend CL's parents, who were visiting DC, for Filipino food at Fairfax Inn. I guess our visit to the Philippines has refined MoBob's tastes because he just said it was "ok."  The next day we went to a free class (notice a theme?) at the Language Stars facility.  The class was led by a perky young French woman, and I liked it since it was American pedagogy, i.e. lots of singing and games and other fun stuff.  I'm leaning toward LS than Alliance at this point.

AND...I've been reading. (While MB is fasting and watching the World Cup.) Bangkok Tattoo, which I enjoyed a little less than Bangkok 8 but still enjoyed, since Bangkok is a city I actually like. Just Let Me Lie Down by the editor of Real Simple, which was a little self-indulgent but featured some working mom truths that I'm beginning to experience myself. She reminds me of another blond working mom editor, Kate White, who used to helm Cosmo and left to write mysteries. People of the Book, which I enjoyed the most, mainly because it was history and culture and religion; plus I actually met the author in grad school. Lastly, a total fluff/guilty pleasure read, Insatiable, because I can't resist handsome, charming, intellectual vampires.
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On July 13th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
I love People of the Book! The modern day parts were kind of boring to me, but I loved, loved, loved the parts tracing the pieces in the past. Beautiful prose, too.
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On July 14th, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Her non-fiction is interesting too!
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