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Ben n' Jerry's Day Washout on Queen Street

> Hello Jennifer, > > Thank you for letting us know about a less than euphoric experience you > had with one of our scoop shops. This information is very important in > helping us to ensure our high quality standards. > > You should receive your coupon as soon as we read your comments (real > people do look at all of this stuff!). > > Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any other questions. You can > reach our Consumer Affairs department at (802)846-1500, 9am - 5pm EST. > > We hope that all your future experiences with our scoop shops are as > euphoric as you anticipate and deserve!! > > Consumer Affairs > Ben & Jerry's > > Here is the information we received from you: > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > > On 4/29/08, you visited one of our scoop shops (238 Queen St W, Toronto) > in Toronto, ON at around 12:00 PM. > > Comment: > We showed up for Free Cone D

There's a little PERSON in there...:-o

Yesterday, Gavriel Zev waved back when I said goodnight to him. Today, he was playing a "hello / bye-bye" game with Sara on the swings downtown. Wow... there really is a little person inside that drooly brain of his. How utterly astonishing. You give birth to this squishy NOTHING, and just a few months later, "ba ba ba ba" and non-stop giggling. And now waving.

Trip to the Science Centre

A few pictures from one of our MANY Pesach outings last week. Tuesday: Riverdale Farm - with Daddy, Elisheva Chaya, Abigail, Sara, Gavriel Zev, Naomi Rivka Wednesday: Zoo - with Mommy, Elisheva Chaya, Gavriel Zev, Naomi Rivka Thursday: Science Centre - with Ted, Yerachmiel Meir, Elisheva Chaya, Gavriel Zev, Naomi Rivka = ALL of us! (YM took the bus & met us there) Friday (yes, that's right: Friday): ROM - with Ted, Elisheva Chaya, Gavriel Zev, Naomi Rivka ... on the subway, before they went on strike (YM went with his class a few months ago, and didn't want to miss more school) Still recuperating, but I thought these were cute... and it's been far too long since I posted here. :-))) <3 J Supper! ~ topping off a day of CHOMETZ with... drumroll... Pizza we got fries & salad; nothing homemade this time Tomorrow, I may cook.

Beginning to look a lot like...

If a picture says 1000 words, here's a whole bunch of "words" about where we're holding... :-) Two more loads of laundry to fold (and YM just announced this evening that he hadn't put his clothes in yet - argh!)... and then I sleep!  Sara's coming tomorrow to help out because Naomi has morphed almost overnight into the "terrible-twos" monster she totally was not when she was two.  She basically runs around all day shouting "I want to boodoo-budda on his heady!"  And if I don't get the baby out of the way right that second, she does indeed.    <3 J


Plane tix booked to Calgary for the kids in August. OK, that sentence made no sense... must run & clean now. With the new camera, here's my first tedious garden update of > the year! This is the mini-perennial patch, just out front. The coleus I have nurtured all winter long are going > out there in the semi-shade when I have the leisure to dig up some > turf... > Will try to post pictures of the new Square Foot Gardens soon SOON! > G'nite! > > <3 J >

Quick WS update...

Well, garden stuff is coming up all over - but NO PICTURES still!  :-(((   Of the wintersown stuff, let's see... (from memory) ~ Poppy (several types) ~ Cleome ~ One Sweet pea ~ Amaranthus - yay!   A few others may be starting now that we FINALLY have decent weather; I'll update tomorrow.   Indoors... my biggest sprouting success ever:  under-2-day Wonder Broccoli.  I planted it in a mushroom tray on Wednesday night; they were up before Shabbos.  Weird; it was just two mixed-up, mouse-nibbled packs left over from last year.  I was really just testing the seed, and now I have to totally thin it out!   Tomatoes continue to thrive in the Lee Valley "windowsill" starter (though not on a windowsill as those are covered in coleus at the moment).   Growing nicely: ~ Teddy bear sunflowers ~ Lemon bee balm ~ Butterfly bush ~ Petunias - getting really thick & bushy now! ~ Peppers - yumm... ~ Some other stuff, but with no pics and no energy to

Let's support Sara!

She has a new job!  Maybe a couple!  Here's one of them:  St. John's Bakery ! Not kosher, but if that's not a necessity for you, schlep* over there to support her!!!   * (oooh... if you don't eat kosher, maybe you don't know what schlep is.  Here's the captioned version for the kosher-impaired:  "haul yourself" over there. :-))))   Feeling yucky tonight.  Better physically and I was going to sit down to write this article that's been hanging over my head but now I can't find the notepad I used to take notes at the inperson interview.  Aaaaargh.  Must be here somewhere but meanwhile.  AARGH!  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa... it's not just about the article but about the cause which I totally admire & support.  Waaaaaaaaah.  :-(((   Listening to Dr Laura on WJR from detroit is helping a bit.  At least I'm not dealing with an extramarital affair.  :-) "I was not... uhh... getting the attention that my personality... needs..."  Ga

Quick update... NEW COMPUTER!

It comes with a camera, but the camera - I'm now told - is backordered until April 14th. With luck, it'll be here for Pesach.  The bad news is that (buyer's remorse) I'm checking reviews after the fact and apparently, this camera kind of sucks. Drat, drat, drat.  It's 7mp, does movies etc, but the reviews mostly say the picture quality is WAY below that of a much lower mp camera.  :-(   Anyway, the migration is going incredibly well and we should be rid of the old computer today.  Feels like we're fleeing a sinking ship!   Oooh.  Speaking of rats, I saw a mouse two days ago (Sunday?).  In our house.  :-o I turned on the stove and out it ran from somewhere in the kitchen, ducked into the living room.  We shook the cereal shelf and it ran out again, into the fireplace.  Ted went after it with a breakfast cereal box but it hasn't been seen since.  He has put out peanut-butter traps a couple of nights in a row, but no luck. Oy, vey.  Between the moths a