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

A room of one’s own
One of the tragedies of living in a small house in January is the desperate, DESPERATE, D*E*S*P*E*R…

Six Word Saturday: 16 Shevat, 5760
Sad, sick, or just… really LAZY???

Bringin’ Home the Bakin’ (for Shabbos)
Trying out a new challah recipe, and also baking up another “new pareve banana cake,” along with a …

Daily “Classroom” Weather Bulletin Board
Still a work in progress (UPDATE:  see below for finished picture), but I wanted to start introduci…

A wow risotto supper – under pressure!
Why is this pressure cooker feeling giddy???Doesn’t it look like one of those Disney animated teapo…

Chamisha Asar (“Tu”) b’Shvat plans
For some reason, Israelis are more likely to call this Tu b’Shvat… the yeshiva world seems to prefe…

Poor social skills
So this thing at shul last night kind of brought out all my insecurities… big time.On the one hand,…

Meal Plan Monday: 10 Shevat 5760
Last week was INCREDIBLE!  I felt so free every day not having to think about the dreaded question:…

Taking parenting tips from… me
Apparently, I used to be a good parent.  Way back, about seven years ago… I used to be somebody wis…

Six Word Saturday: 9 Shevat, 5760
Late night coffee, Torah chat…Bzzzzzzzzz!

FARMVILLE Commercial!! (Ad Parody)
YM passed this along to me. It is SO true... but I can't stop playing! Why???
Fun games? No…

Shabbos Food
Shabbos Food Dinner Challah (new recipe) Chicken Soup w/Kneidlach Brisket Shnitzel thighs Corn Green bean…

Oh, yeah…
So I totally neglected to mention that Naomi is reading.I didn’t want to push her, but I thought wi…

Sproutin’ time is here again…
Yup, that time of year when I’m desperate for any growing things.  For the taste of something tiny …

After a fight…
Well, not even a fight really,  just me YELLING at the kids, which I cannot believe I have been doi…

Pretty Dull Reading…
Want to know what the halacha says about full-b0dy scanners in airports?  Not much, apparently.  Ne…

Toddler theology takes on… Sin!
Sitting in the car, we ended up talking about kosher… whether certain foods are or are not kosher, …

Inquiring souls want to know!
I’m getting a lot of visits directed from the blog “inquiringsoul.blogspot.com”. I’m totally curio…

Assumptions of Frumkeit
Way in the deep-dark pompous past, my first husband and I knew a young girl (16 or 17?) who we want…

All the Suppers… so far
My LIST of all the suppers!Updates:NEW LOGO January 26, 2011 – added for inclusion in the Menu Plan…

Meal Plan Mondays: 3 Shevat, 5760
This is just a rough outline.  I plan to go back and fill in details as I decide, day by day.  Mean…

Troublemaker…
(stand back… I feel an attack of intolerance coming on!)If I was a bigger troublemaker, which I am …

My Education in Art
I know I already raved the other day about this terrific kids’ art book (one of a series!) that I p…

Two Tidying/Organizing Memes…
OrgJunkie’s 28-day organizing challenge for February 2010.I’m scared.  But this place needs it.  I’…

Boy, erev Shabbos
Two swollen cans of stir-fry vegetables.  Which you’ll be happy to know I refused to use for the ma…

Summer 2010 Coleus: potted and ready to go!
Well…here are the first 12, potted up and ready to shift to the greenhouse downstairs. There are pr…

Six Word Saturday: 2 Shevat, 5760
Naomi, age 4, at bedtime tonight (tears in her voice), “I do not want to change… I want to grow up …

How do you say irony in Yiddish?
I hate calling things ironic, just like I hate calling something a dilemma.  Both words are way ove…

Shaggy Mop-Haired Boy…
And no, it’s not the one you’d expect!  Though there is unruly blond unmanageable hair, this is act…

Thaw day
OMG, what an incredible relief it is to see THIS on the thermometer outside: It just makes you feel…