Purim is over and I think I have finally recovered from all the cooking and feasting and merry making.
We had a wonderful time. DS#1 came home from his yeshiva to read the Megilat Ester for us. It was wonderful to hear it from him. This was the first time we had our own real Megillah Scroll to read from too! It is the same one I payed for by knitting a sweater.
After Purim we had a nice and quiet Shabbos. Just us at night and only a couple of older friends for the day meal.
And I got to talk to my Mom. Purim was her birthday and we were able to arrange a phone call to her. Thank G-d, she sounded very good, her medication seem to be working and her breathing was almost normal.
Then, on Monday, something very special happened. I went to the wedding in Kfar Chabad and there I finally met up with my friend Shulamit! She has made aliyah 4 years ago and, even though we live not very far from each other, we did not have a chance to see each other yet. It was wonderful to see each other again! We held hands like kids and could not stop talking to each other trying to catch up on all the news. Too, too soon it was time to leave.
I came home very late to find that DD#3 had a stomach virus and spent all night and most of yesterday doing the bucket duty. By morning DD#4 was sick too! Not much fun for Mommy!
Thankfully both girls are much better today, but now DS#2 has got the bug too.
So what am I knitting, because, of course, I am knitting through it all?
Well, funny as it seems, I have become a “one project at a time” knitter. It happens to me from time to time. I am knitting my Ample Shawl and have no wish whatsoever to work on anything else right now. It was a dilemma what project to take with me to Kfar Chabad. I took a baby sweater I have started a while ago and a ball of yarn to start another pair of socks. I knit listlessly on both, but what I really wanted was my “Ample Shawl”. It is very close to being finished and if I push myself a bit I might be wearing it this Shabbos.