Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Bilingual Sari

Driving home from Brooklyn one Sunday evening, Mordechai and I were talking about different languages. He asked me if I know Yiddish and I answered that I don't know much. Sari piped up from her seat, "I know Yiddish." Surprised, I asked, "You do?" She nodded vigorously, pigtails bobbing yummily, "Sure! Abi Meleibt!"

Jewish music (?)

Tired of all the Christmas music? Try these on for size and let me know what you think: The LeeVees or Mattisyahu.

Hat tip to MCAryeh.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005

Summer Days

The chill has been getting into my bones. Nothing like going through your summer family pictures to warm the soul - except chicken soup, of course. Oh, and hot cocoa, and fresh-baked chewy chocolate chip cookies, and ...

From Tante P.'s garden:

At Philadelphia's Please Touch Me Museum:

In Dutch Wonderland (an absolute must for young kids - not a whine all day guaranteed!):

At the Crayola store:

The Philadelphia Zoo:

Breath-taking sampling of the animal kingdom. Recommended for all ages.

Classic. Drippy ice cream cones on Savta's porch:

The local park:

At the new aquarium in Camden, NJ - another must see:

That is a hippo - awesome!

A view of Philadelphia from Camden:

The ever-popular ball pit at the former Oobah Doobah:

At Miriam Bornstein's wedding:

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Good and Bad

The good news: I think (I'm hesitant to be more definite for fear of demons, evil eye, or whatnot) I finally have an internet connection up and running. Dovid forced me to buy high-speed service - he called Earthlink and handed the phone to me when it got too technical for him to proceed i.e. they asked him something like "do you have a laptop or a desktop?" After, several failed attempts and with the able assistance of Penina, I even got Gertrude, our pet wireless router, to do her thing. We even had the customer service agent at Belkin referring to the router as Gertrude and cheering her resurrection!

The bad news? I'm so behind on my blogging that a sense of hopelessness is starting to set in. The olam ha'blog did not cease to turn during my forced hiatus. My favorite bloggers have been as prolific in their writings as ever. I feel like I'll never catch up! Plus, in my current panicky state, I can't remember any of the stuff I wanted to post.

The good news: I can always refer back to Haveil Havalim #48: A J-Blogger's Feast by MCAryeh that is really awesome and quite comprehensive. Check it out to see what's been up lately in the j-blogs.

More news (good or bad, depends on your perspective): I won't be around to post much for a little while due to the Chanukah Crunch. I refer to the short window of time between now and Chanukah in which I must produce and ship about 40 hebrew name bracelets that were ordered as Chanukah gifts. Check out the link for details if you're interested. Forgive the website - I didn't have a clue when I set it up and haven't had the chance to redo it since then. The pictures there do little justice. The bracelets are beautiful!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


A week or two back, I borrowed some books for Mordechai from a teacher in school. Today I let him know that I'd be returning them this week. He said, "Okay, I think I'm done with them. Tell her thank you and tell her your son liked the books alot." Whoever says this generation has no manners has not met my angel!