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  • Monday, June 05, 2006
    music, chatter and plays
    My Summer Firm is taking us out to dinner and to a play this week. We are allowed to invite a guest. Beloved and I were excited about this event - the restaurant we're going to is not too shabby, and we don't usually get to go out. Then it turns out that my babysitter doesn't really like to work on weeknights, b/c she has to be at another job at like 6:30 in the morning or something gross like that.

    No childcare means no date with Beloved.

    I therefore decided to bring Thing One. I was a little leery at first, wondering if it was too weird. But then I found out who was in my group (we had to split into groups of 4 for this event, b/c there's too many of us to go to one restaurant at one time), and they're mostly people i know and am familiar with, and they're all very excited to meet my daughter. I know she will be able to hold her own in the restaurant, and I think she can handle Shakespeare comedy. We'll see. The play is tomorrow.

    I took her shopping yesterday, and bought a new dress. She tried it on for Beloved and he suggested a hairdo and that she find some earrings. She's very excited.

    Thing Two was jealous at first, but she got over it once she realized that she doesn't have to eat potentially spicy food or sit through a likely boring play. And after I promised a special something for her and I before she takes off in less than 3 weeks.

    _____________________

    Tonight was Thing One's cello concert. The music was HORRIBLE. It was 4th graders, and they're all just learning. Even if they each do a fantastic job, they haven't been trained on how to play together .... you should have seen the flutes and cello bows that were bonking neighbors in the face, arm, hair, eye. But it was very cute just the same - it was the beginning of many years of lessons (for those who stick with it). Thing One has improved so much this year, and she is very interested in continuing. In our town, the lessons are in school during 4th grade, and then in 5th grade, those who want to continue are required to get private lessons. She wants to continue.

    _______________________

    Today I did very little work. My office mate has been, for the most part, really slammed with work. Today was the first day that he was not, and while I had work, nothing was at all pressing. So we talked. All day. It was a nice day, and good to get to know the person that I will be sharing space with for several weeks to come. He's really cool. I'll get to meet his wife tomorrow night at the play. She's in law school, too.

    I even finished one of my 3 projects, and the other one sort of fizzled away due to extenuating circumstances (nothing to do with me frittering the day away - i was just lucky).

    All-in-all, not a bad Monday.
    posted by Zuska @ 9:19 PM  
    1 Comments:
    • At Monday, June 05, 2006 11:08:00 PM, Anonymous beloved said…

      horrible? i guess, but having sat through a 4th grade orchestral recital as a musician several eons ago i can tell you that wasn't as bad as it could have been. trust me. give it a couple years and it'll actually sound like music you recognize...

       
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