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Pesach so far
Pesach so far has been nice. Friday night we had Seth and Jen over. They're home visiting for a couple weeks from Uzbekistan. Their son, Eitan, has grown a lot, but he's still TEENEY! (comparatively, anyway). We had:
  • Cold carrot soup
  • Roast beast with mushrooms in wine sauce
  • green salad with italian dressing
  • Oven Roasted Ratatouille
  • Tomato/Basil Salad (way too much garlic)
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Fruit Salad and chocolates for dessert. The chocolates, by the way, were terrible.
Anyway, Jen didn't get to eat much as she was chasing around Eitan, but all was good. The Roast Beast tasted better the next day because it had grown a little cold while waiting to be served. Oh well.

I also had fresh squeezed lemonade. Oh, how I love fresh lemonade! :)

Saturday I can't remember what we had for lunch. Probably not much. Saturday night we went across town for a seder. By across town, I mean about a 40 minute walk each way. The seder was very nice and we had very good company, but it was also quite late. Thankfully, my mother volunteered to stay at home with Julian, so we didn't drag him all over tarnation. Yes, she was invited to attend the seder, but didn't want to go. She spent the night since we didn't get hom until after 3am. Ick.

Hooray for mommies sleeping over. Julian woke up late... and for him late is around 7am. Less than four hours of sleep and neither Seth nor I were especially interested in being parents right then. My mother took him for a couple hours while I slept some more. Hoooooooooooray. Sunday was definitely a lazy, lazy day. I can't remember much of what we ate except that we definitely had some chicken salad at some point. And Seth had reheated roast beast (much better re-warmed) and leftover tomatoes. And we both had leftover fruit salad. That might actually have been all we had. Not sure.

Second seder was at our friends' house (only 4 blocks this time!). We've had at least one seder with them for years. Well, five years for me. Way longer than that for Seth. Apparently, we're like family. It's always us, Ian & Alida, both sets of parents, and Ian's sister. And every year it's a bit different, but enough the same that I feel some comfort in it. I wonder if they'll ever really know how much those seders mean to me. Anyway, I got much tipsier, and we got home much earlier. Both good things, as far as I'm concerned. Monday I was expecting a lunch guest. But it turned out that he had thought he was coming the day before. Apparently, we slept through his knocks. I'm positive I wouldn't have had him Sunday because I knew Saturday's seder would run much later. But such is life. I feel badly that he didn't have a place to eat on Sunday, but there's not much I can do about it.

We had gefilte fish, chicken salad, egg salad, fruit salad, and um, something else. I forget what. Oh yeah, farfel stuffing, even though it didn't stuff anything. It was tasty.

I slept most of the day. Actually, I slept most of the weekend. I have no excuse for still being tired, except that I am. I just could NOT function this weekend. It's no good. I felt like a lousy wife and an even lousier parent because I really wanted NOTHING to do with parenting this weekend. I was just too tired. Maybe that's why I haven't been blessed with little ones of my own. Maybe someone knows I can't handle it. Sigh.

Julian is teething so he was a real terror all weekend. We're dense adults, so it took a while to figure out that his screaming temper tantrums were related to his teeth. Ibuprofen and Orajel took care of it. Thank heavens. I am not exaggerating either. Screaming fits. Temper tantrums. Both at once. It was HORRIFYING. And almost constant. Bleh. Otherwise, he was his normal cute self. You know, whenever he wasn't screaming bloody murder.

After yom tov, I had mikveh duty. It was an extremely busy night, so I got home late and was UNthrilled about getting up for work this morning. ICKAROONIES. But here I am. And a good thing too... I'm swamped. So I should get to it. I hope you are all well.

Incidentally, I went back ~200 messages on my friends' list, and STILL didn't catch up. If I missed any of your fun, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. (provide links as necessary).

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From: gittygiggles Date: April 26th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
lemonade recipe please
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
er, lemon juice (fresh squeezed), sugar and water?
From: gittygiggles Date: April 26th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
no special techniques?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. Just mix and enjoy...
From: gittygiggles Date: April 26th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
i can never get sugar to disolve
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
mix it with the lemon juice first.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 26th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
how do you have time to do this and work and take care of julian too???

you ARE a domestic goddess!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't sleep. And I make Seth get up with the monster most days because I'm a big meanie.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 26th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
i think it'd be much easier to get everything done if i didn't sleep either.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
trust me, it catches up with you sooner than I'd like to admit.
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sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: April 27th, 2005 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: You must be this tall....

Remember that she doesn't have to be as tall as you in order to make you sing soprano, buddy. It could be worse, too...I could quote Pratchett at you.

"There was Arnold Sideways, whose lack of legs only served to give him an extra advantage in any pub fight, where a man with good teeth at groin height had it all his way."
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 27th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You must be this tall....

heh heh. Don't mess with the short people!

And I don't think there's anyone that will deny that I'm big. I didn't say "tall meanie," I said, "big meanie."
debsters1101 From: debsters1101 Date: April 26th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
hey there whats up i just befriended you, because youre friends with my friends and ur frum and me too and hey isnt that reason enough! and i find your posts entertaining. if this freaks u out, lemme know, ill take u off and continue stalking your journal ;-) feel free to friend me back though i relly dont update all that often.
cheers!
a guten moed
(EDIT cuz i read the comment before mine.. er, how tall are you??)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 26th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
somewhere between 5' and 5'1" in stocking feet. Steve's just being mean. He's 6'4" or 6'5" give or take.
debsters1101 From: debsters1101 Date: April 26th, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahaha got it. dov (my boyfriend) is 6'2". i never realized how tall he was till we were walking in the park and i realized my neck was literally sore from looking up at him (im like 5'5" or so)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 27th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
My husband is 6'2". Yes, that means he's 14 inches taller than me.
debsters1101 From: debsters1101 Date: April 27th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
haha awwwwwww that must be an adorable sight. pictures? especially wedding pictures??
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 27th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
don't have a lot of pictures of the two of us online. But I'll scan some eventually. The picture in my icon is from my dad's wedding (2 years before our own wedding). Mind you, we weren't exactly frum when we got married, so my wedding pictures may be a bit of a shock (what with the short sleeves and v-neck dress)
debsters1101 From: debsters1101 Date: April 29th, 2005 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
hehe cant wait to see!
so howd u become frum, if u dont mind me asking. gitty's story was SUCH a good story, so id love to hear yours too!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I promised kressel my becoming frum story. So eventually, I'll post it in my LJ.
debsters1101 From: debsters1101 Date: April 29th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)
hoorah.
dont u have a child to tend to? what are you doing up so late??
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was up cooking for shabbos.

Because, you know, I've got a child to attend to during normal waking hours, so cooking doesn't happen until later.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 27th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I grew an inch in Richmond. Don't ask me how; I don't know.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I found out when I ended up in the urgent care place with pneumonia. They told me I was 5'2" and I said, "Duh. I told you I should take off my shoes" So I took off my shoes and I was almost 5'1".
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