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

Tolerance?
Joking around with Elisheva, we were talking about the parsha and she joked that I should become a …

YM’s brillianté idea! for Teens and Shabbos Tasks
Instead of nudging and nudging or making up task lists for Fridays and have each big kid wandering …

Shabbos Food (with no Mommy)
It’s always weird these days when my mother isn’t with us.  We were supposed to be going to Ottawa …

Supper – on time!
6:15 on the dot… the time I aim for every single day, and today we finally made it!  6:15 is becau…

And in other garden news…
… it’s starting.  Despite the colds.  Despite the winds.  Things are growing.  Here’s a quick round…

The 2010 Artemisia Collection
In my usual impulsive gardening  strategy, I amassed a veritable collection of artemisias last year…

Hey! I forgot…
… to EVER make a homemade ice-cream cake again!  I mean, I did it once, with great success, thirtee…

Oooh! Look who’s coming to town!
Dennis Prager!Oooh, I’m so excited, and it’s just down the street from me, too! Closer than my own…

Kids’ Book for Shavuos / Shavuot / Ruth / Rus / Rut
However you want to pronounce it all, I wrote Naomi Rivka a Shavuos story!I wasn’t going to say any…

No pansies, no!
Stopped by Fortino’s Garden Centre for the first time this year.  It’s NICE that it’s open, I’ll gi…

Menu Plan Monday #13 – 12 Iyar, 5770
Yes, it’s ridiculously late at night. Or early in the morning. But here we are! We have arrived!…

Gazing at the navel
When I should be gazing at my pillow… I am gazing at my navel, or rather, the navel of my blog, the…

My NEW “next coffee maker”
Now that my bodum has turned me into a bit of a coffee snob, I started thinking I wanted an Aeropre…

Busy Little Homeschooler… worn out!
We were carless, for a change, so I ran the kids around a bit today.  After a trip to Dollarama and…

Six-Word Saturday: 11 Iyar, 5770
Ted working; still sick.  Blah.  Blah.

Uninspir(ed/ing) Shabbos Food: Acharei Mos-Kedoshim
Okay, I’m stuck.  In a rut.  No inspiration.  What will we have for Shabbos?  (yeah, I know it’s 1 …

Welcome ICLW bloggers!
To any ICLW (IComLeavWe, April 2010) bloggers dropping in, I want to point out first of all that I’…

The mystical GREEN layer
For the last couple of years, I have made a point of  always including this weird, magical, mystica…

In case of emergency
In case of ice cream too frozen to scoop:Hack at outer wrapping mercilessly with sharp knife until …

Two ghost poems
My father’s birthday was April 25th, so this is his week.  We are all thinking of him in our own wa…

Who sez?
Who says arts and crafts is only for the littles???

So, nu…!
One EMT transport, two phone calls (one home, which I couldn’t answer in time; one to my mother, wh…

Menu Plan Monday: 4 Iyar, 5770 (Kosher, Jewish, dee-lish!)
Late late late Sunday night, but I’m trying to get a jump on the week ahead by planning a menu… hmm…

Snazzy new siddur… a first glance at Koren Sacks
Now, how often is it that you hear those words together – “snazzy” and “siddur”???But, yes, I have …

Six-Word Saturday: 4 Iyar, 5770
The moment before the Lego fell…

Off the wagon… and into the carriage?
I’ve been SO good.  So very, very good about not acquiring any new carriages.  But sometimes, it’s …