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Alphabet Tea with the Octopus

2/1/10
After rushing around and getting the boy to school with his tummy full of milk, oatmeal and sourdough toast (with cream cheese), the little girl and I spent part of our morning having alphabet tea with Ariel the Octopus.*

Later on, we watered abuelo’s plants, got muddy, met the neighbor’s new dog and went for a short walk (we were looking for CrazyCat – haven’t seen her in a while).  We also did some interpretive dance to the music on the classical station.  I had to check to see what we were dancing to – it was rather ominous and melodramatic – Mahler’s Resurrection.** Yikes!  We lightened the mood by reading Goodnight Lulu which we finished right as mama came to pick her up.

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*The tea was all her idea – placing each little cup onto the waiting pink and purple tentacles of Ms. Ariel Octopus.  She was also the originator of the alphabet tea.

**I was just listening to the YouTube link for Mahler’s piece, and was surprised to hear a little of Star Wars/Darth Vader’s theme.  I didn’t notice it when we listened on the radio — we started listening in the middle of it and only for a few minutes or so.  I guess I’m not the only one to have noticed it. John Williams seems to have been “influenced” by quite a lot of composers ….

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