Saturday, June 30, 2007

Fuzzy Antelopes...

Shabbos was nice. I suppose.

Two of the people that I love very much weren't Home but on the bright side, I did win a game of Rummikub, even though there were no pink streamers.

The watermelon birthday cake was very good and so were the orange-pineapple ices (even though they were very jello-ey) and the cappuchino parfaits (which I donated the chocolate sandwich cookies for.)

On Motza"sh Michalie came over and we had our ice cream and movie party. We watched Ice Age and it was really really funny! In the middle Freddie even came Home - which was very exciting!

Now I am contemplating the week ahead of me. It will begin with a bus ride to Jerusalem and end with a bus ride to Bet Shemesh.

But mostly, I don't suppose it will be very much fun.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

29 June 1985 - You were born on a Saturday under the astrological sign Cancer.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2446245.5.
The golden number for 1985 is 10.
The epact number for 1985 is 8.
The year 1985 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/20/1985 and ending 2/8/1986. You were born in the Chinese year of the Ox.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Woodpecker; your plant is Wild Rose.

The moon's phase on the day you were born was waxing gibbous.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 10 Tammuz 5745.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is 12 baktun 18 katun 12 tun 2 uinal 1 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Saturday, 10 Shavval 1405 (1405-10-10).

As of 6/29/2007 1:27:48 AM EDT
You are 22 years old.
You are 264 months old.
You are 1,148 weeks old.
You are 8,035 days old.
You are 192,841 hours old.
You are 11,570,487 minutes old.
You are 694,229,268 seconds old.

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.14481409001957 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

There are 366 days till your next birthday on which your cake will have 23 candles. Those 23 candles produce 23 BTUs, or 5,796 calories of heat (that's only 5.7960 food Calories!) You can boil 2.63 US ounces of water with that many candles.

Your birthstone is Alexandrite. The Mystical properties of Alexandrite:
Alexandrite can assist one in centering the self, reinforcing self-esteem, and augmenting ones ability to experience joy. ((
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources) - Pearl, Moonstone, Opal))

Your birth tree is: Apple Tree, the Love
Of slight build, lots of charm, appeal and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Today was day 2 of my birthday trip. Shosh and I headed out to Ashdod to spend some time on the beach. The sun was bright and the sand was warm, ok, so the sand was HOT - but the ocean was beautiful and we really enjoyed!

41 minutes till my English Birthday... :o)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"9 Hours Later..."

Today was day one of the 'birthday vacation trip.'

It was an absolute blast.

First we headed down to Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea. Plenty of pictures can be seen if you click here! (For the less computer literate of my readers, yes, you just have to click on the word 'here'!!!! It's 'internet-magic' - but hey, it works!)

Back in The City we washed up, cutiefied ourselves and then headed out for a fancy shmancy dinner in town. On the way Home I even got a new bag for the summer! (It's my birthday present to me!) I hope it holds up! (I wanted it in blue, but wound up getting it in beige which, I guess is better because now it will go with everything...)

Tomorrow... Day 2 of vacation - and plenty more pictures. ;o)

P.S. Thanks for calling!!! :oP

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How could he miss it?!?!?!

So, today was my Hebrew birthday. Thank you everyone for your kind wishes and birthday cheers. They were very much appreciated. Though I must admit, my faith in birthdays is waning as each year passes because as each one approaches, I stop and think about what I have accomplished in the past year and in reality, I never seem to have done very much. I mean, I have spent a whole lot of hours doing things (and countless more doing none) - but when it comes down to it, the only thing I have really accomplished is staying alive and even that's not really in my control - so I don't feel like it counts.

Nevertheless, I am now 22 years old and I feel utterly unaccomplished in the task that has been set before me. (Not that I know with any certainty what praytell that task may be.) I certainly hope and pray that in the next year I manage to fulfill something worthwhile or at least make an impact in the name of the greater good which is much larger than I myself can ever aspire to be as it encompasses everything that is within the realm created by a Force that I can never hope to understand.

Though, I must to admit that the random acts of kindness performed intentionally or unintentionally by people really do make a difference in the lives of the people around them.

A story to illustrate my point:

This morning at about 6:50 I was woken up by the sound of a balloon being blown up. My eyes popped open and there was Freddie. A pile of balloons was sitting on the foot of my bed and she was blowing them up one by one. When she noticed I was awake she told me a story and then as I lay in bed trying to figure out what to say she pulled a small (portion-control size) chocolate cake (with colorful sprinkles nonetheless) out of her bag as well. I took a moment to internalize the going-ons and then hopped out of bed. In the living room she handed me a bag of whole wheat animal crackers (shaped like dinosaurs) then zipped up her bag and headed off to work.

I hope she realizes that she really made my day something special and memorable and I also hope that she realizes how much I appreciated her effort and the fact that she went out of her way for me.

A smile here, a kind word there, an encouraging push, listening to a friend, helping someone shlep their bags to the bus-stop or home from the store, bending down to pick up something for someone else, etc. etc. etc...

So maybe - if these small acts of random kindness are just parts of the final equation...
In that case, maybe I have done something worthwhile?

Monday, June 25, 2007

“There is still no cure for the common birthday.” ~John Glenn

Work was extremely boring today. The 'son-boss' went away to the USA (to buy me crayons for my birthday and for some conferences of sorts) so there isn't really anyone in the office to mock. I volunteered to run an errand becuase I needed to get out. Everyone thinks I'm crazy but frankly, I don't care. It got me some summer air and time in the sun and I certainly wasn't going to complain. The air in The City today smelled like I remember it smelling when we used to come to Israel on vacation.

Back at work someone asked me to make a cup of tea for them. This got me thinking about making tea. So I googled 'the art of tea-brewing' and came up with any number of fascinating articles on the topic. One of the funniest ones can be found here.

The part I really laughed outloud at was:
Don't add sugar. Sugar is unnecessary, unhealthy and masks the delicious flavour of tea. If you want a sweet drink have hot chocolate. You wouldn't add sugar to beer would you? If someone asks for sugar in their tea laugh at them scournfully and then slap them once very hard. Unless of course she's your girlfriend because that probably wont do much to underpin the relationship.
After work I got lost in Ramot and then I headed over to Amalia's wedding! It was very very leibedik and quite the reunion.

After the last dance we headed back to The Ranch. It's late-ish, but I had a relatively enjoyable day. Tomorrow night - sheva brachot!

Quote of the day: "Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it." ~Rudyard Kipling

Sunday, June 24, 2007

"Trust dreams, trust your heart and trust your story."

The first time I woke up this morning was 5:30. Then it was 7:00. Finally at 8:00 I got up packed my bags and got ready to leave Home.

First stop of the day was at the 'sorek' place for a panoramic x-ray. Wear the funny vest, take off your earrings, bite the white thing on the line, don't move. Beep beep beep swich beep beep beep swish beep beep beep swish. Out you go. A few moments later I held the film in my hands. Plain as day you could see those darned wisdom teeth just sitting there. 'There' evidently not being the places where they are meant to be. Yup all 4 have to come out and there's no reason to delay - they're not sitting on the main nerve so all that's left is to make an appointment, put me out, a bit of oral surgery and that's all folks. July 15th is the tentative date - 2 weeks before I fly off to the UK for some fun and good times.

My busride was not as boring as anticipated. Toffee had a grand time bothering the chayal sitting across the aisle and one row behind us and I got a chance to spend some time with Tamir. (Confession: I always feel like a ditz when I talk to some people. I'm not sure why. I don't really mind sounding so spazzed - but I have a very hard time accepting that sometimes I really am.)

Work was nothing special. "Do this, do that." "come here, go there" "get this, bring that" "take this, file this" "type this, fix this" - Did you know that the average hourly wage of housecleaners is approximately 40 NIS per hour!? I'm thinking - yeah, nevermind - not even going to go there - only so that my Sis doesn't have a reason to throw something at me tomorrow... :oP

Back at The Ranch, Shosh made dinner and it was quite yummy. The air is stagnant and still and hot. If we open the windows we have to battle mosquitos and the pigeons fly in when the sky gets light. So the windows are closed - mostly. And the lights are off so as not to attract the bugs. So we are left sitting in the hot, oppresive darkness.

I think I need to go and get a fan.
A nice big fan to put in my room, near my bed, to keep me cool.

Friday, June 22, 2007

"People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting..."

We were supposed to go cherry picking. It didn't work out. I suppose there is still next week and if that also falls through - next year...

Went to the nursery with Mommy and in addition to being offered a shidduch I picked up some cute fuzzy friends to take Home. Shabbos should be nice. Vivi & Gabi's sheva brachot and all - so Freddie, Brenda and I are helping with the set-up and serving. Plus we're eating lunchtime seudah at the shul.

Maybe I should go re-organize my closet. On second thought, I need to organize my closet in the first place. Its guts are on the desk and chair and that's not the least bit conducive to having a tidy room.

Thoughts for the day:
Patience, n. -- A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
"Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet."

Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana."

Woke up briiiight an early sometime in the vicinity of 5:30 or 6:00 and shlepped myself out of bed. Pulled myself together enough to look presentable to the majority of society and headed downstairs.

We piled into the car and headed off to Ben Gurion airport to drop off Hindy and her friend. Then we drove up to Jeru. Brenda had a yom gibush at her new school and I had to get to work. I jumped out of the car at the entrance to The City and made my way to work on foot. I stopped along the way for a bagel and even remembered to give them my card to stamp. 1 more and then I've earned my free bagel. (Sometimes I think I eat too many bagels.)

Work was the usual hulluh-buh-loo. "Lori do this!" and "Lori do that!" and in the interim hearing people instructing other people to, "ask Lori because she knows how to ____." Not sure if it's a good feeling to be quite so needed or quite so involved. At least I got to go out on an errand, which got me out of the office for 20 minutes!

After work Brenda came to the office and as we headed towards the restaurant we bumped into the tall one. (I told him that there is a chance I will see him over Shabbos - if I actually leave the house.) Then we continued on our ways. Brenda and I met up with Saba and Savta and went out for a delicious and delightful dinner. :o) It always makes me so happy to spend time with them!! Plus, we got a free ride back to Bet Shemesh - which is always a helpful thing.

I went straight upstairs and have been in bed since 8:40. However, for some odd reason I can't fall asleep. I guess I'll go try again. Lots to do tomorrow. Shabbos is almost here. I hope it's a good one...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Woke up nice and early when Freddie left at 5:45 this morning. Stayed in bed until 8:00 when I decided it would probably be a good idea to get up and get my stuff together. Made the 8:20 bus into The City, got to work an hour early and was basically bored out of my mind. Sneaked out to lunch with my Big Sis and then on a random errand. Sat at the office until 3:30 when I decided it was time to leave. Caught the bus back to B.S. and made it there with time to spare before my dentist appointment. No cavities but he informed me that all 4 wisdom teeth need to come out and that the (much hated) space between my front teeth will probably only get bigger as a result (instead of closing up the space the way they were supposed to...) Back at Home, Woof came over to visit. We made some really yummy stir-fry for dinner and watched some Addam's Family. Then I put the Dibble and Moonbeam to bed and said goodbye to Woof. Had some bonding time with Eli and am now trying to decide whether it pays to wait up until Brenda gets Home. She had a school play tonight, so she and Freddie spent a whole bunch of quality time and then went out for some Burgers. I am sleepy. Maybe I should go to sleep?

Tomorrow night hopefully I will be getting together with Hindy who is in Israel for only 2 more short days! Speaking of 2 more days - that's all that is left to the 'work week' - tomorrow night I will be in The City and then next day is already Thursday again and then it's Friday. And we ALL know how excited I am for Friday. Right!? Suffice it to say, I can't wait!!! :o)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Cheese Toasts with Tomato...

So, I left work early and headed Home to catch a ride out to Vivi & Gabi's Wedding. It was in a really nice garden-y type place. Very pretty and scenic and green. I got a few pics that really sum up the event (And I promised Vivi I'd blog 'em - so here you go...)

"He's coming! He's coming!!!" (Would you look at that smile?!) I get teary eyed when I see that look of absolute adoration. I just have to say, "awwwwww!!!"
Bride Envy anybody? (Check the bridal bouquet...)
The Man in the Moon was fishing...
Daddy and Mr. Lutsky enjoyed some dessert.
Daddy enjoyed a little more dessert than Mr. Lutsky...
Freddie grabbed a seat with a niiiiice view... ;o)
Eitan and Poppa Zwebner kept themselves entertained...
Yay for bubbles!!!
We gave Matan and Elad a ride back to B.S. and the conversation in the car was amusing and slightly disturbing.
Ok, so it's a terrible picture of me - but I wanted a shot of my cute dress! Please ignore me and note the dress! Thanks! :o)
Anywho - tomorrow I have work and then have to rush back to B.S. (again) for a dentist appointment. Oh goody. I'm soooo excited... :oP

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I Feel Like a Skittle - Again...

WARNING: Avoid Attempted Bathroom Surgery.

NEW: Diagnose Yourself With Some Friendly Help From Your Neighborhood Wikipedia!

Fact: Pain hurts.

Anything else to add? I think not. Mebbe we should see a healthcare practitioner? :o)

Today was a plain old Sunday. Caught a bus into The City and after dropping my stuff off at The Ranch I headed to the office. I got in an extra hour today (so I only owe another 2 hours) and it was relatively quiet. I slipped out for a break and went shopping. Heehee, sometimes it IS fun to be a girl!!!

After work I walked back to The Ranch with Chaviva and back at The Ranch I did some heavy duty relaxing. :o)

When Shosh got home I called the downstairs neighbor to find her phone and then we worked out our plans for 'the trip' - tentative plans have been made. Yay!

Tomorrow - Vivi & Gabi's wedding - so back to Bet Shemesh I go...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Simple Beauty in Being Human...

Shabbos was - quite simply - wonderful. I didn't actually get a nap, I didn't get my Friday night walk with Shani, I didn't read my book and I didn't even eat any meals at Home and spend time with my family. Still, it was a highly enjoyable weekend.

I spent Friday night in Sheinfeld. I made my first 'early' shabbos of the year and ate the meal on R'chov Gad with Z and the Silvers. He played the perfect gentleman and even walked me Home afterwards. Then I got a bedtime story and got some sleep.

Shabbos morning I woke up bright and early to go to Shul. We had our shabbos seudah at the Seman's. It was nice to eat meals with them 2 shabbatot in a row. We made a new friend and I enjoyed myself. After lunch we headed back to the shul because Mommy catered the 'last' shindig of her short-lived catering-gig in honor of the Refael Montel's Bar Mitzvah. It was a seudah shlishit, but it still took a lot of time and preparation. So, we had to set up for the actual party.

When things seemed under control we headed Home for some Rummikub and general 'shabbos relaxation' - before we knew it, Shabbos was over. As the guys headed out for Maariv I joined Shani and Sawa for some shmoozing on the steps. I recruited some helpers and we headed back to the shul for 'clean-up' and helped shlep stuff to the car and consolidate drinks of all kinds.

Back at Home we had waffles and ice-cream and watched 'Aladdin' -

All in all, a highly enjoyable weekend.

A Thought for Today: In seminary, one of my rebbeim had a favorite story and the moral of the story was a line that he would often quote. When we would discuss how people are imperfect or when people would launch into self-depricating tirades and enumerate their flaws - he would smile and say, in the wisest of voices, "We're all cracked-pots."

The most we can do is work towards making ourselves the best people that we can be in every sense and aspect. It's not easy and it's definitely an uphill struggle and we may spend more of our time on our tushes, but the real courage is standing up again and the yardstick for measuring progress comes from the level of each individual's perseverence and effort to achieve the goal.

Basically - it's hard, but it's one of those things that can't be compromised. You must learn to want to need to be the best possible you. Keep the goal firmly in your mind and clearly in your heart. Then jump in and even if the water is cold, keep swimming - because you can succeed and if you set your mind to it - you will.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Forget Glade - let's help Daddy...!!!

So from the comment left on my post last night, I have deduced that the blog of sunhouse has fallen by the wayside in the ever-expanding and ever-widening world of cyberspace. If you wouldn't mind too much and you have some spare time, please do my father a favor and visit his blog. He posts sporadically - but they are always insightful and well-written blurbs. It is worth your while to check it out every so often, it makes for a great breakfast & coffee read.

While I am suggesting reading for you I might as well suggest that you check out this article: Strangely, I found it highly entertaining. In my 'silly little fluff filled' head I thought it was the question and motive that mattered - but it turns out... Oh nevermind, you can read through it all by yourself - I won't get confrontational here. It's not the right forum for such things. Right? ;o)

Does anybody have any ideas for my upcoming 'birthday vacation' - (for which plans have deteriorated.) I'm taking off two days of work (Between my Hebrew and English birthdays) and I was supposed to go relax on the beach with a friend. Due to religious restrictions the plan has been vetoed as the hours at the 'kosher' beaches are inconvenient. So, if anyone has any brilliant suggestions - I am open to hear them. (Other ideas which have already been 'ixnayed' include: museums, the zoo and anything that actually requires physical labor.)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lost Marbles on a City Bus...

With 480 minutes to go - I sat at my computer bored out of my mind. I had already played the day's daily-SET-puzzle AND completed 3 rounds of Sodoku (or Roodoku as they call it on Neopets.)

With a mere 180 minutes left my boss FINALLY called me in and started dictating letters and piling on the work. She then proceeded to shmooze with me about nothing of any importance for a while.

With only 70 minutes remaining on the clock I was released and sent back to my desk.

There were 50 minutes on the clock when Brenda and Michalie showed up bearing rugelach and cinammon buns.

With just 6 minutes to go I finished off the last letter and threw it on 'her' desk.

Ding Ding Ding Ding!!! We were OUTTA there!!!

We went to town and stopped at the bookstore where I picked up a new Phillipa Gregory book and a copy of The Devil Wears Prada. Then we went shopping and I found two 3/4 sleeve tees and 2 really really cute 'over'-shirts. We grabbed a bus back to T.M. and parted ways.

Back at The Ranch I procrastinated a bit and decided (against my better judgement) that the laundry would simply have to wait until next week.

Fun Fact: They are still in 1 piece and they didn't even have a map with them. Crazy people.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Skittles and Falafel Balls...

10 hours at the office was a long time. Again. Like yesterday. But it's the last 10 hour stint for a long while.

The school I am interested in going to e-mailed me back and now I am in possession of information about all of the courses offered. Now I just have to choose which ones I want and register. I am really looking forward to this. I guess this gives me 4 months to finish off my stazh for massage. I'd better get a move on it...

On my way back to The Ranch I stopped off and picked up laundry detergent and fabric softener, which we were in dire need of. I also picked up some soy milk so that I can actually drink some coffee.

Ok sis? I'm solving my 'kvetches' - there's just 1 that I can't really deal with on my own, so I'm counting on you to do any necessary kicking and pushing to get it done with. ;oP

Monday, June 11, 2007

Cuddle Your Teddy... ;o)

I woke up at 3:30 A.M. and wondered for the umpteenth time why Noah couldn't have just swatted those 2 mosquitos.

I worked another 10 hour shift today after not sleeping last night (again) - I really really really hate mosquitos. The office was boring and ridiculous (which is nothing new.) I spent 8 hours doing basically nothing and then 2 hours doing basically everything. The fax/copier/printer machine officially hates me and I informed my boss that come September I intend to begin a course and will therefore be cutting down my hours. (He was not in the least bit pleased, but frankly, I don't care.)

After work I met up with my partner and we wandered down to town. First I bought myself some pretty pink bangles and then we went out for some dinner. We shmoozed and shmoozed and shmoozed and somehow before we knew it, it was 10:00 P.M. and neither of us had the 'koach' for the 2nd leg of our journey to the Old City and the Kotel. As a matter of fact, we even bussed back to The Ranch.

I am thoroughly exhausted, and not in a good way. Tomorrow will be another 10 hour day at work and hopefully tomorrow night will be quiet. The only thing on my schedule tomorrow night is stopping off to pick up some laundry detergent and fabric softener on my way back to The Ranch.

I turned down a chance to go to a spa for 2 days. I must be crazy. My body needs a break from this monotony. I hope the rest of life isn't like this...

A Quote for Today: We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~E.E. Cummings

Sunday, June 10, 2007

A blob...

Pulled an all-nighter last night, which wasn't necessarily the brightest of ideas. Took the bus into Jeru with Shani and she finally came to see The Ranch (for the first time in almost 2 years.) I finally saw Deborah (who is in The Holy Land visiting this week!) And then Shani and I headed into town and I went to check out her place of employment before heading out to my own office.

Work was boring and a pain. No bosses (except one kvetchy one) and no work (aside from filing, which I try to avoid at all costs nowadays.)

I left a little early so that I could get back to The Ranch with enough time to get ready for Racheli Segal's wedding. Everything was beauiful and it was as much of an Afikei Reunion as these things usually are.

I ducked out early because I need to get some sleep. I am trying (unsuccessfully) to locate some clean sheets so that Deborah can actually sleep in a bed. Maybe I'll go check that drawer in my closet again.

Where do sheets wander off to?!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"whata u mean?"

Work was a general nightmare today, which isn't really anything new.

Sitting at my desk, with 10 minutes to go and ready to cry my eyes out and suddenly the door opens. Some people have got the timing thing down so well, it's almost scary. Did EVERYBODY know except me?! Sheesh! :oP

Anywho, me and my chayal wandered down Yafo at a leisurely pace and waited for Little Brother (who showed up while we gave the funny people directions to town.) Then we wandered down to The Old City, to The Kotel for some words with The Big Guy Upstairs. Eventually we headed back to town and stopped off at Burger's Bar for some grub. My chayal had to head Home so we waited for a bus and once he was on his way, Little Brother and I wandered down Yafo again.

Woof called to say she was nearby so Little Brother and I headed to Gan 'Soccer' to wait for her. We shmoozed and had a good time and finally decided it was time to call it a night. Woof drove us to Binyanei Haumah and then I walked Little Brother to T.M. and waited for a bus with him.

Finally I was on my way back to The Ranch.
I've gotta get some sleep tonight. I am exhausted.

Tonight was great. Really great. Sibling bonding time, walking, good food, and memories with people I love.

Works for me! :o)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Oh, you dated him already...?"

I can't believe I pulled a 10 hour stint in the office today. For the second day in a row, mind you. That brings my total hours at the office since Sunday up to 26 hours and 20 minutes - yes, it is only Tuesday night...

Let it not be said that I am not dedicated and devoted to those I love. :oP Not that I'm looking for thanks or appreciation, I am just amused at the lengths that I will go out of my way to do things for people who mean a lot to me.

Shosh came to visit me at work for the last 1/2 hour then we wandered down to Geulah for some popcorn and to check out the Feldheim Sale (which is this the way.) We each picked up two of the 'Guidelines' books (I got the ones about the 3 weeks and the Yomim Noraim - since those are sort of the next 'zmanim' coming up.) Then we wandered allllll the was down to Sanhedria to visit Chani & Tuvia. Made some dinner and had some laughs then packed up and headed back to The Ranch.

Wasn't tonight supposed to be an early night? Oh well. Maybe tomorrow...

Quote of the day, (speaking of the historical significance of the day with someone who experienced it first-hand...) "We were sitting in ditches with no idea what was going on around us and all we had were these tiny transistor radios and very large ants."

Monday, June 04, 2007

"Hey! Ur doinker is off..."

Woke up early, so I could get to the office early. I need to leave early a few times in the next few weeks and I need to make up the hours sometime. It's a plus and minus of 'flex-time' though I'm not supposed to have flex-time theoretically...

My Big Sis came back to work today. It came as no real surprise to us that the bosses lied (they do this as second nature) and that her seat is still in the studio, stuck doing all the junk she didn't want to do doing.

I met up with Dum for a few quick minutes to say not-goodbye but see you soon. I can't believe we waited 3 years for her to get here, spent 1 year with her and now the next time we will probably see her is in December, when we will hopefully be going to NJ.

At about 5:40 Freddie showed up at the office. She walked a lot today and funnily enough her feet brought her to my current place of employment. We 'popped out' to grab some gummy candies and jelly beans and then she kept me company during my last hour.

After work we stopped at the shuk for some veggies and then at T.M. for some random stuff and where we ran into some people she knows from the hopsickal. Back at The Ranch I'm trying to make some dinner but it's already getting late and everything is very very subdued.

Tuesday coming up tomorrow. Another 10 hour day in store for me. I'll have to try and be a little more cheery and less dreary tomorrow.

At least I have some gummy bears waiting for me at my desk.
If things start to go downhill I can just bite off a few of their heads.

Someone I love once mused that they should just engineer headless gummy-bears for sadistic people like me. I laughed and said that if they did I would move onto other snacks -

Do you have any idea how much fun it is to eat animal crackers limb by limb...?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Supplements, Vacation Days & Havoc...

Wake up was at 6:00 and I was on an 8:20 bus to The City. Stopped at The Ranch for breakfast with the Roomie and then was off to work by 10:30. Loooong day at the office and the last day without my Big Sis!!!!Freddie came by about 1/2 an hour before it was time to go to keep me company. We shpatzired down to the other side of town and sat in the sunshine for a while.
Eventually Dum arrived and the 3 of us went out for a last dinner together before Dum leaves The Holy Land.

Freddie and Dum were heading to Bet Shemesh for a blood drive and on our way down to the bus stop we bumped into a neighbor who was waiting for her ride. She said there was room in the car so the girls went with her and I headed back to The Ranch.

We were fresh out of chocolate so I ate an ice pop.

What an interesting day.
I hope this week flies by.
I want it to be Thursday already...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Zucchini Crusted Pizza...

I crashed totally and utterly this Shabbos.

Friday night I fell asleep before candle-lighting and woke up for the meal. After the meal I went to bed and then didn't wake up until 9:40am.

After Lunch I went back to sleep from about 3:00 until 6:30ish.

I did a lot of sleeping. It was a good start. I am slowly regainging all of my strength and hopefully soon the dark rings will be gone from under my eyes.

Dum was at our house for Shabbos and on Shabbat afternoon Amalia stopped by to say hi and goodbye.

I can't believe an entire academic year has passed us by.

I feel old and like I have still not accomplished anything.
Which I haven't.
I want to make a difference.
But how...?!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Princesses, Parties and Pink Frilly Dresses...

Happy Birthday Princess!!!
Mommy's most recent catering shindig - went off without a hitch and as always it was extremely well accepted, attended and much enjoyed...

Have a great Shabbos!!!!