First off, happy Tu B'Shevat! It's the New Year for trees and we're celebrating as best we can. I went to the store to find fruit and, being winter in Alaska, the pickings were slim and poor, but I did find some different fruits to make a seder. I also spent $20 on 3 pieces … Continue reading Happy Tu B’Shevat and Bli Ayin Hara
When I was just out of college and in one of my first apartments, I yearned for pets. I'd grown up with cats and dogs and my time as a college student had left me missing furry companionship. By chance, my apartment lease allowed me 2 cats. First came Grendel, a temperamental female cat that … Continue reading The Days of Iggy the Cat
When you ask me where to find candles just assuming I must know my heart expands, relaxing my eyes well with tears simply because you counted me among your own When you tell me "Good Shabbos" casually as you walk by just assuming I celebrate it not asking me if I can break it for … Continue reading When You Treat Me Like You
Yesterday, we returned from our trip to scout out a new community for our family. It was a whirlwind trip and had a lot of layers and highs and lows, but we definitely found a connection to one of the particular communities we visited on the trip. It is small, but has everything we need, … Continue reading Back in Alaska and Life on Fast Forward!