slice of life

Heinous or Harmless – Grocery Store

I just got back from doing some of the preShabbat grocery shopping. Slowly I am learning which stores sell what products, and I visit a few different stores to get what we need. This morning…

Slice of Life

Today was cleaning day. I know, every day is cleaning day when you have kids. But today I had a lot of extra energy that I needed to vent on something safe, so I attacked…

I did not flirt with the sheriff….

I received this BBM within the last hour: Only you can lose ur keys in da trunk and then flirt with sheriff and blame KoD. My dear sweet misguided friend, I did not lose my…

So that’s how!!

My son was trying to unscrew something and got a little mixed up with what way he was supposed to go. The littlest guy piped up “lefty loosey rightey tightey.” I asked him where he…

Dear Young Putz

We just crossed paths at an office building not too far from me. My husband had some business to take care of, and I was waiting for him in the lobby. There was one chair…

Slice of Life

Sigh. It was a cute song. I learned it from a Scottish cousin a long time ago, at a Hogmanay / New Year’s Eve / Sheva Brachot in Jerusalem in the 1990’s. It goes something…

A trip to the library…

Some funnies. First was “get ready, we’re going to the library”. “What for?” – I don’t know, what do you go to the library for? Then, in the car on the way to the library,…

With knobs on!

I was driving our van today, and as soon as I arrived and put the car in Park, the gear shift knob kind of exploded. The button at the side flew out of the handle,…

Monsey Tales

We survived the weekend. Intact. Well, we did, the fridge – not so much. Seven kids and two grown ups – it takes a lot to feed that many people. We went from total peace…

Chicken Feet

One of my favourite childhood taste-memories is the feel of chicken feet on my tongue once I was done slurping up my chicken soup on Friday nights. We would feast on pippiks and chicken necks,…

A Tale of Two Stores

I am sufficiently calm now to be able to relay today’s events in a somewhat non-histrionic manner. I need to set up the boys’ rooms for when they come down. There are a few odds…

The Awesomeness of the Mundane

I have been in NY since late Thursday night. I am hanging out with my KoD for a little while and getting the house in order for the influx of the kids this summer. The…