I am feeling like a little kid strapped into a car seat in the back of a family minivan. Of course, when I was a kid my family did not have a minivan (or any other car) or a car seat for that matter. But I have driven often enough with tired cranky kids in the back to approximate the feeling. If you are lucky enough not to have this dubious driving pleasure lately, than let me remind you that the overwhelming, all im
We are still snowed in. But it is beginning to get better. At least today most kids went back to school. There are still no school buses, so when they get old they can tell their kids about walking miles in the snow. The city has not really bothered to clean the streets from snow here. I guess they are waiting for the Spring to take care of that little chore. We still do not know if the little kids (3 and 5) will go
OK, I am not sure what is going on, but it feels as if our mazel (luck) has reached it’s expiration date. Here is what happened in the lest 24 hours in chronological order: 1. DD #4 started running the fever again. She is feeling a lot better now, but has spent about 4 hours in my and DH’s hands screaming hysterically.2. Our washing machine died. Now this one is a biggy, because we need it to wash laundry
One of the reasons I love Chanukah so much is that every year something wonderful happens to us. This year is no exception!We were anxiously waiting for my paperwork to be processed by the Israeli Jewish Agency that decides if I would get to make an Aliyah – a return to Israel. Especially hard were the last two weeks when we did all we could and just had to wait without being able to do anything about it. Then
My little monkeys are feeling much, much better. I have caught the cold from them but also feel better today. Probably because I slept most of the day.I went through all my “projects in progress”, realized that I have way too many and promptly started two more. But they really should not take long (famous last words) – they are just socks!Only on Shabbos I realized how awfully busy the last two week
I have lapsed again in my blogging.If I thought I was busy before – it was nothing compared to now. And probably nothing compared to what is coming. I am very frustrated by our “in between” existence. We have submitted most of the papers and are waiting for the rest. It is not possible to speed them up. It is not possible to find out where exactly is “our case” and if we still have a cha
DD #4 has started to crawl! Lions and tigers beware – there is a new human on the prowl! She is practicing now on smaller prey. By the way the cat is slightly larger than the baby, but DD #4 is not worried, she thinks that this is “the girl eats cat” kind of world. I am pretty sure that Kisa the Cat will be a lot more careful now in finding places to nap.
At this point we made an executive decision to skip Harrisburg, PA. The apostille will only cost us $15.00. Probably less than we would spend on gas and tolls. Yes, it will take about 10 days to get it but I just could not face another office at that point.Instead we went to visit my Grandmother. She has gotten more frail over the past year and each time I see her I am thankful that she is alive and relatively well.
The next day we had to be in Center City Philadelphia by 9 A.M. When I called the records office on Monday to verify the directions we were told not to come, because they are very shorthanded. Since the document I needed was almost twenty years old there would be no one to go and look it up. So they told us to come tomorrow. What the lady actually said was: “Come at 9, we open at 8 and they show up between 9 an
We are back and feeling like celebration. Of course, we are also tired. We have started the journey with a goal of obtaining three documents. I am happy to report that we got two out of three, and the third one will be mailed out to us.Of course, I had a fiber goal too. I wanted to see how much would I be able to knit up while DH drove. The answer is quite a lot. The combination of bigger glasses, a good audio book a