Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Grandma's Been Found!

Got a soap order that included 4 jumbo "Grandmother" soaps. Which was great, except that I couldn't find the Grandma soap mold anywhere. Chana looked. PB (who is only a beginning reader, so I don't know how much it helped) looked. I looked again....

Finally, after three days of tearing apart our huge selection of molds I found Grandma. Canoodling with the Grandpa mold in our silicone mold section, rather than in the plastic mold drawers they should have been in! I should have known there was hanky panky afoot!

The soaps came out very cute. I have a picture somewhere (maybe in the silicone mold section?!)

Sam's response to Pat Oliphant

Sam's fabulous editorial response to Pat Oliphant's totally obnoxious, antisemitic editorial cartoon of 3/25. If you haven't seen the original, don't bother--your blood pressure doesn't need it....


On Sunday, Julie took Batsheva, Chana and I to Symphony Hall to hear Murray Perahia. WOW. That man is amazing. And he even played Mozart (not piano concerto #11, my favorite, but still incredible).

It was fun to, for the first time, be able to yell "bravo" and have it be totally appropriate!

Julie, classical musician that she is, corrected me, however, from brandishing the lighter I had saved from the 1980s and yelling "Freebird". (She brought the score from one of the pieces he played, and that was neat to see it as well as hear it [to the extent that I could follow along even the teeniest bit])

On my own, I decided that throwing my nursing bra onstage was not really appropriate :)

'pooky. Vewwy 'pooky

Ilana loves to "p'ay bocks in the 'pooky fowwest", especially with Sam, who will look at me, nod his head sagely and say "we're in the POOOOOKY fowwest" as they build block creations. We have found, unexpectedly, that our house contains many spooky forests. Who knew?!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Only in my house....

would the question "where is the matza meal?" be answered with

"on the dining room table, next to the Easter baskets".

We're having a good ol' time trying to figure out how to make Easter baskets, and wondering which of our surplus Purim supplies are not "too Jewish" to put in said baskets!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

But the big news is....

4 Sisters Soaps is the top Purim story for the Jewish Journal!