Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Another Apology to my Eema

My children stay up too late. Or maybe we just go to sleep earlier now. It just seems like our time downstairs without the kids is getting shorter and shorter every night. I just want them to go to bed already so I could veg by myself or with Air! They come walking in the door in the early afternoon, and by 7:30, I'm done!

My mother used to complain about the same thing, and I was the worst offender - a teen-aged night-owl. I think she actually believed I needed more sleep, but I think she sent me to bed just to be left ALONE!

Once again, sorry, Ee. I get it now.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Little Israelit

My five year old started translating from Hebrew to English when she talks to me. Of course in Hebrew it makes grammatical sense...

What is this, at all? מה זה בכלל

I want or that one or this one. או זה או זה

I want also this one and also that one. גם זה וגם זה

Today she asked me what נולדתי means. It means "I was born." And then it occured to me that she knew what it meant. Just didn't know how to say it in English.

Monday, January 07, 2008


My good friend (and my football team's center) Ora's dad died last week in Montreal. His body was flown here for the funeral today. I have been to funerals in Israel before. In fact her dad was buried in Eretz HaChaim where my Bubby was laid to rest this past July. The funeral was called for 4:15 this afternoon. Of course there was a slight delay because of the flight, etc. and it wasn't until 4:45 that the eulogies started. As the burial went on later, the sun was setting which was very beautiful. I took leave of my football team who all turned out for the occasion and walked over to where my Bubby is buried for a little quality time with her. By the time I left the cemetary it was good and dark out.

I turned on the radio in my car on my way out and wouldn't you know it? "Thriller" by Michael Jackson was on. Although it is one of my favorite songs, I turned it off.