Today was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as you know. The temperatures have plummeted in San Francisco, and you know us, it doesn't take much to encourage us to hang back.
I agree that the best way to honor MLK, Jr. today would've been in the act of service, in some way or another. That didn't happen, but we didn't spend a dime today, which I always feel is a righteous move anytime I can pull that off. And an acquaintance of ours shared an engaging short animated video about MLK, Jr., one that helped reinforce with animation what Stella had been learning about in school (you can find that here).
Stella's class has been preparing three songs for upcoming Black History Month celebrations: "We Shall Overcome", "Blowin' in the Wind", and "Buffalo Soldier". I can tell she is very moved by the first two selections, while the latter leaves her mystified. We tried to break it down for her this weekend, but she is still thrown off by the sound of the original recording. Have we not played reggae for her before? Really? I doubt it.
Today was nice. And lucky us, another three day weekend next week with the arrival of Chinese Lunar New Year!
Fourteen grams decaf, eight grams "caf".
Waiting for breakfast. I swear I can see a little mustache starting already.
Windy's peach jam. Delicious!
Hours of Play-Doh. This is a little hypocritical of me. We have a "no new plastic" rule in our house, with Playmobil, and apparently Play-Doh being the exception to the rule. These novelty kits make me want to play.
Stella is truly obsessed with Tintin.
Somehow at dinner Stella came up with the idea to start her own blog, and wrote two blog entries before bed time (I inserted the photos she took). She was loving it. I had to cut her off.
Stella's also taking some of the bedtime story duties on now. Wow, time flies.