French toast, Flower Crowns, Duolingo Messages, Fire Extinguisher Abby, Dancegiving, Ancillary Justice, and Bob Ross’ New Hair [again]

I didn’t post this on Friday! Last week was a visiting week and my brain was scattered and scrambled by the end of it with so many humans in the space. Luckily Brooklyn developments are looking optimistic…

I’ve been practicing Duolingo pretty consistently and I feel my Spanish starting to come back! I wish that I had not stopped studying it in school as soon as I could because I’m finding that all the words I learned when I was younger are easier to call up than the ones I’m trying to learn now. The hardest part of Duolingo has been keeping my streaks going. (I lost an 8 day one this weekend because I was all wrapped up in Friendsgiving. Sad, but worth it.) The best part is weird sentences, like this one:

Last week they tore out the mums from the conservancy garden and Alex Patz brought us some so we could make flower crowns. I didn’t make one but Abby made me this happy yellow one.

Other things we made on Tuesday: soap and french toast. I would have taken more photos except I didn’t XP

Here’s @abbyo, appropriately labeled.

On Thursday, Sterl’s mom, Taasha the Amazing, donated an incredible Thanksgiving feast. We called it Dancegiving all week after Siena’s hilarious mispronunciation. I did not get any photos, because I was too busy enjoying all the food.

Ash and I are reading one of my favorite books together! He and I were talking about it on Thursday post-Dancegiving feast and he asked me to read it aloud to him because it’s kind of confusing to follow. It’s called Ancillary Justice and I’m really enjoying the reread (possibly the 5th or 6th time I’ve read this book) – I get more out of this novel every time I read it.

And finally, a Bob Ross update:

(he’s actually gotten a little moldy since, but he was looking good last week.)

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Mel Compo is an interdisciplinary artist, playworker, and facilitator at the New York City Agile Learning Center. Their work with children centers play, art-making, city adventuring, and open conversation about language, bodies, gender, networks, emotional intelligence, brain plasticity, and cycles of growth. Mel studied the intersections of SDE, poetry, and the history of American education NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. They live in Brooklyn, New York.

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