which is why my masters will be in Student Affairs Administration and not, say, Mathematics.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Continuing our own traditions throughout the year is something that makes me feel good every single time. Lighting the menorrah each Hanukkah and sending the kids on a treasure hunt for their gifts, baking up a batch of chocolate matzah buttercrunch for Passover, and making some form of fondue (even if it's clumpy) for New Year's Eve...all these traditions are looked forward to and taken for granted that they will happen by the kids and carried on with pleasure by me and HH.
We've even got traditions for the big holiday we don't celebrate. You know the one because right now YOU are probably knee-deep in it. As for us, we've completed 4 of the 5 steps in our Jewish Christmas tradition.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
- Make another cup of tea. And another one.
- Go to the bathroom 5 times.
- Brush your hair while in there. Each time.
- Go to the bathroom again and put on more blush while in there even though no one is at home and you're not going anywhere.
- Go outside for firewood because you are cold.
- Watch dogs play outside in first snow of the season and realize that since your children are older and not as darling (bendable to will), you have replaced them in your heart with your pets just a little.
- Go get a sweatshirt with the name of your grad school on it so it not only makes you cozy and lethargic but also mocks you with its collegiate attitude.