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Things I am grateful for

  1. Seth.
  2. A great child in my life.
  3. Chamomille Tea (I usually hate chamomille, but today it's been a god-send).
  4. Modern-ish medicine.
  5. Percocet
  6. Having a great job with a great boss and a great client which allows me to support my materialistic side.
  7. Shabbos. It's always right around the corner.
  8. Fabulous friends.
  9. Seth
  10. Law & Order DVDs (though I'd be more thrilled if Season 3 were on DVD)
  11. Strawberries.
  12. Washing machines.
  13. Paper Clips (seriously... can you imagine life before paper clips and staplers?)
  14. Graphing Calculators.
  15. Humor.
  16. Alpacas.
  17. Vam.
  18. Scotch.
  19. Seth.
  20. Socks! I love fuzzy, stripey socks.
  21. Cucumbers.
  22. Sliced bread. I'm serious.
  23. Refrigerators.
  24. Dry Cleaners.
  25. Department stores.
  26. photocopiers.
  27. Aluminum foil and plastic wrap.
  28. Washing Machines.
  29. Air conditioning.
  30. Seth.

I was going to put "Hashem" at the top of the list, except the subject line was "Things I'm grateful for" and I think Hashem is more who I'm grateful TO.

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pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: March 30th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I heartily recommend a sock company called Little MissMatched. They have a web site. Go look.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 30th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
hooooooray!
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: March 30th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Socks!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 30th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love socks!

Especially NEW socks!
From: gingy Date: March 30th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't wear socks unless I'm at work. Which I don't. So I don't! Hooray!
Your mean hubband told me I couldn't wear sandals to work, so I had to wear socks.

I'm done now.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 30th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I only wear socks when I'm curling up with a book on the couch. (or watching tv, or whatever)

I never wear them to work, and I don't wear them if I'm going out. But I do wear them for lounging around when I remember that I can.
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: March 30th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
What is Vam?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 30th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's something a friend always makes for our Purim Seudah... Veal Shoulder cured and smoked to imitate Ham.
As it turns out, I hate Ham, but Vam is yummy.
pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: March 30th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't try the vam at Purim because I hate ham, and I assumed it tasted similar. Maybe next time I'll brave a piece. (Maybe by next time I'll have investigated the claims about kosher veal such that I feel comfortable eating anything made with it... I won't eat regular veal for ethical reasons.)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 31st, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
similar, sure.
But different.

Kosher veal isn't penned the way non-kosher veal is. At least that's usually the case.
pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: March 31st, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is there any way to find out about specific sources? And do they keep the calves anaemic the way regular ones do?

I should be able to look this stuff up, I know. Just no time. Toddler in the house. You understand, I'm sure.

Have you taken a look at those socks yet? :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 31st, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, I'm not the person to ask, because (as bad as this sounds) I don't care enough. I rarely eat veal, but I don't have any qualms with doing so (though I never ate it before I started keeping kosher). The fact is that I limit my diet so much between keeping kosher, trying to cut out junk food, and eliminating those foods that trigger migraines for me, that I'm not cutting anything else out.

Only thing I could suggest is that you call the Star-K in Baltimore and ask them about it.

Yes, looked at the socks. They're very cute. I love socks.
pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: March 31st, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I understand. I don't keep kosher (although I'll avoid inherently treyfe species... most of the time), but there was a while when I did, and was also trying to keep to a very restricted diet because the MAOI antidepressant I was taking ruled out huge ranges of normal foods. I ended up living on bread and butter for three months, mostly.

My husband, who is more religious than I am, agonizes about trying to strike a balance between kosher meat and free-range meat about whose treatment *before* their slaughter he can feel ethically confident. It's difficult to find both in poultry and impossible in beef. I wish kosher farms would extend the principle of painless slaughter to include painless upbringing prior to the moment of death, even though it's not a requirement, but so far it hasn't happened much.
galads_forest From: galads_forest Date: March 30th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alpacas are super cool!
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: March 31st, 2005 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I want a pair but my husband says our yard isn't big enough.
galads_forest From: galads_forest Date: March 31st, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh. So sad! Wonder if ours is? But Canadian climate may not be great for them.
cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: March 31st, 2005 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
i love your list
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 31st, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! When are you coming for dinner again? ;)
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 31st, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope.

Not doin' it for me.
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