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Cranky Complaints-Lady Buys BOOKS! (or tries to)

Crazy, but good.
Eli just called to talk to Yerachmiel Meir. Like some other people in the family, YM is very good …

A strong Finnish
My aunt is Finnish (well, Finnish-Canadian), and they used to have a New Year’s party at their hous…

Postponed
Ted has just informed me that we’re postponing my birthday ‘till next Sunday.  Yee-haw.

Free Handwriting Font Generator
Well, well, well!  After clicking on about 8,000 links promising a “free font generator” I actuall…

Interesting… interesting… two birds, one stone!
I love Pirkei Avos.  And I am fascinated by Charlotte Mason home education at the moment.A couple o…

Gavriel Zev and the Mermaids
Gavriel Zev, looking at the poster I put up for the play Naomi went to with my mother today:  “Merm…

Celebrating! Almost finished the alef-bais!
So we’re having a siyum… a party for completing the alef-bais.  I looked ahead on the calendar, and…

Hey, what a great idea for a yeshiva!
Just found out there’s a yeshiva in LA that’s doing what YM has been doing for the last two years: …

Six Word Saturday: December 26, 2009
Maybe I’ll turn forty someday soon.

Farewell, Wall of Woollies
As part of my crazed “Take Back My Bedroom” initiative of getting everybody’s stuff out of what is …

Cranky Complaints-Lady gets “Seasonal” with City Councillor!
I couldn't help it.  How dumb is it sending out a "Happy Holidays" message the week a…

Jewish Homeschooling Going Mainstream
Or at least, being acknowledged in the mainstream Jewish media!  I just found out yesterday that a …

Sigh... dangers of hand-me-down computers
Sleeptime soon, after an exhausting evening of laundry, followed by searching the Big Boy's la…

Pizza Night!
Tonight is Lazy Take-Out Pizza Night … but LAST night (Sunday) – wow.  Indian lamb stew (saag gosht…

Two old friends, two weddings...
Two old friends are in town this week, for totally different purposes, and from totally different …

Shabbos Party
Me to Elisheva:  "What can we call a Shabbos Party at our shul if they're not going to le…

Oh, wow…
As part of my Charlotte Mason “get outdoors” kick, I decided to get the kids outside as much as pos…

is elisheva there?
Frantic sad, sad emails from boy-boy, trapped in the Apple store at Yorkdale:----- Original Message…

Cranky Complaints-Lady Buys a Book in the Airport!
(Okay, this happened a while ago, but I only just got around to writing a complaint letter.  Still,…

Six Word Saturday: December 19, 2009
Sending Chanukah out with a sizzle!

Happy Happy Educational Bday! (to GZ, not me)
While I’ve been waiting for Naomi’s writing practice book (Handwriting Without Tears:  the PreK boo…

On the Bookshelf
Parenting, Inc. by Pamela PaulA fascinating read which deconstructs the pricey world of premium par…

The beginning of the end…
Further to our ongoing discussions about stopping nummies (aka weaning, and I’d better throw in th…

My New Logo – by Elisheva!
I can tell I’m not going to get a lot of blogging done this week with all the kids coming and going…

Two Naomiisms
Listening to the Putomayo international Sesame Street CD:  "Is this in Hebrew?" Me:  &quo…

Weather thought...
Just had the thought, "if I lived in Israel, I would take the kids outside more!" And the…

All I want for… whatever!
Okay, I know I’m hard to buy for.To make it easier, I will keep here, on my blog, a list of Things …

I would say Happy Chanukah…
… but my mouth is full of PARTY SANDWICH!!! (Ted’s picture; thank you, Ted!!!)

Enjoy them now!
The people who tell you to enjoy your time with your kids while they’re little… are also the same o…

Money, money, money! (for Chanukah)
Elisheva came to me after Shabbos and announced, "you owe me 30 cents!"It’s true.  That’s…

Six Word Saturday: December 12, 2009
Happy Chanukah to one and all!

“Menorah in a Box” Craft for Chanukah
Yet another craft idea borrowed from chinuch.org.  I love that site!  Without that site, Jewish hom…

Why we are the worst relatives…
Okay, look what’s sitting in the front hall right now.  Four boxes, that all arrived when we were a…

What the heck IS this stuff?!?
First snowfall, Winter 2009.   Naomi is insisting it’s winter now, because there’s snow.Gavriel Zev…

Quoth Naomi
"Hashem is a special man who wears a crown and picks up the dead people!"

The missing remote
Last night Ted announced that the DVD remote was missing.  No wonder; our bedroom is an unholy mess…

Wicked Plants has MY vote!
Love voting for stuff online, but stumped about what to vote for now that you have already cast you…

Best Bejeweled score!!!
Okay, I usually try to keep my blogging mania completely separate from my Bejeweled mania (aka addi…

Gifts for Kids
One of the least rewarding aspects of parenthood is when birthdays are approaching (luckily, we don…