Dinner was an incredible success. The food was delicious and I made just the right amount.
It rained and poured last night (and again this morning) which is good for the land and is good for the car - now it's slightly less covered in bat-poo and berries. (No - I didn't end up washing it last week - even though I meant to every single day.)
Lunch today kind of flopped. Ok, it totally flopped. First off - I forgot to make the fish until Z mentioned it when we sat down to dinner Friday night. Even worse, somehow I managed to seriously over-salt the gratin - so much so that it was completely inedible. I've never done that before. I'm going to blame it on the fact that I made it at night and therefore the lighting was bad so I couldn't accurately eyeball the salt sprinkling.
So we were stuck with just challah, chumus and a tossed green salad for our meal.
The afternoon flew by and as Z went out to maariv I decided to make a batch of cascasoon (Israeli Couscous with Onions and Chickpeas.) for melava malka.
Now a new week begins.
Tomorrow morning I'll be driving into Jeru (for the very first time) and I'll be going alone (so I'm kind of nervous.) I know I could always pick up students - so that I wouldn't have to be alone - but I doubt I will - my nerves are kind of stretched already. I reckon I'll be more comfortable with just my music and my focus on the road.
It's gonna be a challenge. I'm sure it'll be alright - but until it's over I'm just gonna be a bit stressed out.
Shavua tov and wish me luck!