I can't believe today is the 22nd of December, and it's almost 2015! It seems like yesterday when we dropped off our freshman son off at college and my daughter left for her semester abroad to Australia (we got to visit her in November). Remember when you were a kid. The school days passed by [...]
Tonight is the first night of Passover. When we celebrate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Every year our family gathers together for a Seder. As a child I loved Passover. I was so fidgety having to responsively read the Haggadah. I wanted the Seder to be over so I could find the [...]
Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree
My daughter footloose and CAREFREE! Taken at Gullfoss, on August 5th in Iceland.
i’m leaving on a jet PLANE
This time tomorrow, I'll be on a plane to Israel. Last may I was at party, talking with a friend, who suggested I join her on a trip she was organizing for April 2013. She invited me to come to an informal meeting at her home, to hear about the upcoming trip. So, my friend [...]
not passover SQUIRREL
We are currently on the 6th day of Passover. There is a ritual observant Jews do before Passover starts. They must clean their homes of all leavened foods. The hebrew word for this is Chametz. Looks like this guys found ours in the backyard. This squirrel looks like the kids at the end of the Seder, is [...]
Tonight, the 6th night of Hanukkah. Our son is home from school, and our nest is 3/4 FULL. He picked tonight's Menorah, a present he received for his Bar Mitzvah.
hanukkah fourth NIGHT
Tonight is it's just me and the doggies. I have chosen my childhood Menorah. It reminded me of the year when my brother and I were fighting over who was going to get to light the candles. I'm not sure who won, but, I remember my hair caught on fire. It was put out quickly [...]
third night HANUKKAH
This year is the first year that we are celebrating Hanukkah without our children. With the help of technology we were able to light the candles together! 2 iPads $1600 2 iPhones $500.00 Celebrating Hanukkah together priceless!