So today we are staying home from storytime because it's 16 degrees outside and, while we both have our snow clothes, I am just sick of the cold. But we usually keep busy these days. We've been going to stay 'n' play at the library since June (since Auletta became mobile it's involved less staying and more playing), which occupies our Tuesday and Thursday mornings--used to be Wednesdays, too, but, you know, budget cuts. Then we started a music class at the Neighborhood Music School on Mondays, a Schwab Christmas git to me and Auletta. Then yesterday we went for the first time to Toddler Tunes, a by-donation program at a church up on Whitney. I sort of vaguely knew about it for a while but didn't really look into it until I thought, wait, Auletta loves music, so why aren't we going to this? It also happens Sunday afternoons. We've also been to a playgroup hosted by another mom from storytime. There is a lot of overlap as far as who does what activities: two of her classmates at the music school are kids we've met at the library, and a lot of kids who go to stay 'n' play also go to Toddler Tunes. So after three days of this, I'm exhausted anyway.