Parenting

Can I go to the break room now?

When I was in high school I had an after-school job at a local grocery store chain.  Many of my classmates also worked at this chain, and it was a good way to make a little extra money.  State policy dictated that for every three hours worked, an employee must have a ten-minute break.  Our… Continue reading Can I go to the break room now?

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Keeping the mitzvos in mind

When I was a seminary (and immediately post-seminary) girl, I spent a lot of time preparing for the different holidays that arise during the Jewish year.  I would attend classes, read books, refresh myself on the laws of the specific holiday, and, in general, imbue my experience with as much meaning as I could.  I remember thinking… Continue reading Keeping the mitzvos in mind

Torah Tuesdays

Pirkei Avos, Chapters One throughThree

It’s kind of amazing, but I actually started learning Pirkei Avos on Shabbos, around minchah time. Over Pesach, I had the luxury of reading from the Book of Our Heritage (I had the time because my mother-in-law was happily watching and entertaining the little one) and was reminded of the custom to learn a chapter… Continue reading Pirkei Avos, Chapters One throughThree

Home stuff

Plans and Planning

This is what consumes my day.  Plans, planning to plan, revising plans, feeling guilty about not planning enough, or not accomplishing what was planned etc. There are seemingly little things, like remembering to move the laundry to the dryer so I don’t have to wash it again, or bringing the right color pen to rehearsal… Continue reading Plans and Planning

Home stuff

Pre-Pesach Prepping

Well, it hasn’t been as long of a lapse since I last wrote as I thought there was, which is somewhat of a relief. Nothing too much has changed; I’m still working, we’re still moving, I’m getting ready for Pesach (not much time left!). We take a pilot trip to Cleveland May 2, IY”H, and… Continue reading Pre-Pesach Prepping