Sunday, November 29, 2015

Nashnul Parks

A more upbeat post - you're welcome...

Well, Shabbos was really wonderful. S&S joined us at The FamBily House for a Thanksgiving weekend. The Crazy Lazy outdid herself in the cooking department - everything was absolutely delicious. I was thankful to not have to clean my house and also for awesome FamBily. Buzz had a blast with his Aunt and Uncles. He was also thrilled to have Bubby and Zaydie around too! He's always happy to spend time with his Savta and Sababi - but it was a super special treat for him to have everybody! Only The Freddies were missing - we hope they'll come visit again super soon!
Today was jam-packed with activities. Not only did I do some housekeeping type stuff, but I went on a semi-unplanned outing with Phil and The Crazy Lady. We had a blast at Neimi Mall. We did a fairly thorough exploration of Max Stock (where I pre-spent my Chanuka money on some awesome bowls for fleishigs and a new flashlight for Buzz to use at bedtime for stories.) Next we terrorized Osher Ad, silly #9 gave us some trouble so we ended up ditching it. But I did get us the fire-lighting-paraphernalia required for Chanuka.

Back at home I did some stuff around the house then it was time to go pick up Buzz from gan. We made a fun detour on the way home today. We had a play date with one of Buzz's classmates. It was cute and he had a great time even though he was a little shy and quiet while we were there. Hopefully we can get together more before we move! Maybe they'll even come here too! 

Dinner was a little late and on the fly - so I threw fries and shnitzels into the oven. Buzz was thrilled with the selection. Stars and moons are his favorites.
Every day this week has things booked to do - I'm tired just thinking about it.

Day by day.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

ViShavu Banim

Good news - Puppy has been found!

At least one thing went right today.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Red in the water

Hello stress. I thought we'd come to an understanding. I thought we'd come to an agreement. I thought we understood each other. You could be the annoying little voice in my head, and I could ignore you. But you aren't keeping up your part of the deal. Either that or we have very different ideas of what decibel level 'little voice' is meant to be set at. Because when you're so loud that you obliterate the possibility of sane thought and make it hard to breathe or think and make it impossible to do productive things... Well, we have a problem.

We adopted a new printer this week. S&S weren't using it, so we happily brought it home and hooked it up. It works great! Next step is to swap out our computer tower with a spare functioning one from The FamBily House. Getting there.

Yesterday I cleaned a whole lot of the house. Mostly because The Parentals came to babysit for Buzz last night and partly because it really needed a good cleaning. 

Today all I did was make two chicken pot pies. Then I ate 1/4 of a pie by myself - which probably doesn't sound impressive - but for me, it's quite an accomplishment.

We did enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner at The FamBily House. Buzz had requested a BBQ with hotdogs and The Crazy Lady kindly obliged. Hotdogs and shnitzel with fries and the works. A&A joined us too - it's really nice to have family around. Plus Z lucked out, just enough leftovers for a really yummy chicken sandwich for lunch tomorrow.

Unfortunately today we hit a sad parenting milestone. Buzz's best friend, puppy, went missing. Puppy disappeared along with Buzz's red sippy cup. We are hoping that there is some sort of reasonable explanation, and that they turn up tomorrow. The Crazy Lady lovingly lent Buzz a substitute puppy while his is 'on vacation' and I'm pretty sure that I'm taking the loss harder than he is. However, the night is still relatively young and there are many hours until morning which leaves a whole lot of time for sadness and abandonment-hysteria to strike. I am not looking forward to getting through tonight.

I feel like I need an extra therapy session or three. There is just way too much big stuff going on at once. My head feels like it's going to explode.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Avoidance as a way of life.

Life is teaching me to never dream big, because dreaming big leads only to disappointment. Now I've asked for too much and I'm going to get it, only to have to give it all up because it's unsustainable.

When you reach the point where you need to prioritize whether to buy the meds that make it possible for you to eat OR the food to eat...

Talk about annoyingly hard decisions.

I guess we could just cancel our internet and cell phones.

That'll balance the budget for a few months if I stop going to therapy.

Oh yeah, I'm in a REALLY good place right now.

Good thing I get to waste 350 shekels on a therapy session tomorrow.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


My words are still kind of muddled. I'll just let photos from the last two weeks do the talking for me.

Friday, November 06, 2015

An End, A Window

It's been a very long and overly exhausting week and a half.

I hope to be back soon.

Sending comfort and peace to all who need.