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Walking
Last Shabbos, Seth and I attempted to go for a walk, but we went a short distance and then I was in pain, so I didn't want to go any further, so we turned back. By the time we'd passed by the house again, I was feeling okay, so we kept on past the house and walked four blocks to a friends house and hung out with them for an hour or so and then walked home. All in all, we killed a couple hours, but only walked about half a mile.

On Wednesday of this week (4/2?), I went to jeannegrrl's to give her some relief with Jacob so that she could get some work done. Jacob and I went out for a walk. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining and gorgeous. Turns out that it was HOT, but that didn't occur to me until too late. So Jacob got bundled into the stroller with some sunscreen and a sun hat, and he and I went walking. Me in heels. Stupid Karen. But that's okay. I survived. He and I walked about a mile. Well, he got pushed in the stroller. I walked about a mile. Not great, but not too shabby for a chick in heels.

Today, Seth came home from shul and he said he was too tired to walk and that what he really needed and wanted was a nap. I am a horrible, mean wife. I'm cruel and awful. I made him go for a walk with me. It turned out to be a beautiful idea. We went for a twisty walk in the neighborhood behind us and eventually made it down to the Sligo Creek Trail and walked along the trail for a while. We got off the trail after a while, walked around the neighborhood by Woodside and walked over to Ian and Alida's house. We knocked on their door, hoping that we weren't waking them up from a shabbos nap. They were home, and fortunately awake, so we had some time to chat. (total walk maybe 3 miles?)

Eventually it was time for the boys to go to Mincha. So Ian and Seth left and went to Mincha. Alida and I walked down to Nancy's house. I've met Nancy once before and I really like her. She has two little girls (Nicole-4, and Eva-10mos) and is a really delightful woman to talk to. The idea was that Alida and I would take Nicole to the park, stopping at the Feld's house along the way to see if Aaron wanted to go too. Nicole, however, had just woken from her shabbos nap and she was grumpy and whiny. So Nancy walked with us for a while. The Felds didn't answer the door, so we assumed they were still sleeping. Nancy, Nicole, Eva, Alida and I went over to another family's house and the girls played with their children while the adults (yeah, I qualify as an adult now) talked amongst ourselves.

Suddenly, it seems, it was time for Havdalah. So we made Havdalah and headed back to Ian and Alida's house. The boys weren't back yet from the minyan, but Alida and I had time to talk. It's always nice to spend time with Alida. She's definitely one of my favorite people. When Ian and Seth came home with Akiva in tow, we sat down and had some very yummy lasagna. Ian brought Seth and me home so we wouldn't have to walk another 2.5 miles home. Ian hung out here for a bit and we watched a Muppett Episode and that was about it.

It was really a perfect shabbos, and we got a little exercise in too, which makes it even better.

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mamadeb From: mamadeb Date: April 6th, 2003 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
You know the Felds.

Of course you know the Felds. It's probably how you found my lj.

cellio From: cellio Date: April 6th, 2003 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. My "they know the Felds?" moment came last year, when I wrote in my journal about going to visit friends in Silver Spring for Purim. :-)

Karen, is this their new house, or their old house, that's within walking distance of you? (Yeah, I've been to their old house, and to your house, but that doesn't give me instinctive knowledge of how they relate to each other...)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 6th, 2003 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is their NEW house that's walking distance to us, which is fantastic. It's about 2.5 miles, though yesterday we took the long way, so it was probably a little over 3. Never did quite make it to the Felds, but that's okay. We'll see them soon enough. Probably during Pesach if they're in town, now that I think about it, because we're staying with Ian and Alida for the first four days of Pesach.

They really do get around. Seth and I ran into Harold at a local kosher pizza joint not so long ago too, but I suppose that has a higher likelihood of happening than all these LJ connections.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 6th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

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You know the Felds?
Of COURSE you know the Felds. You go to Cons. Duh.

That's not how I found your LJ. I found your LJ I think by way of some comments you left in cellio's journal.

There are multiple connections we have to the Felds. My husband, actually is the one that has them. I can attribute my connections to the Felds almost entirely to meeting (and eventually marrying) Seth. The man who was my husband's best man at our wedding is married to a woman that went to school with Becky's sister. That's connection number 1. Connection number 2 is that the Felds were living in a community where said best man and wife moved to (the Felds have just moved BACK to that community actually, which is way cool because it's where we plan to move to when the money is there to do so). Connection number 3 is that my husband goes to conventions, so he's met the Felds that way. Finally, by way of another friend of my husband's, we met cellio, who knew Harold.

Boy do the Felds get around!
mamadeb From: mamadeb Date: April 6th, 2003 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've known the Felds since before they were the Felds, as did my husband, although we met them separately. We even traded weddings - we got married three months apart. Harold was one of our aydim, and Becky one of my bridesmaids. Jonathan was one of Harold's groomsmen, and, I was supposed to be a "bridesmatron", but never got the dress made, so I settled for "lady-in-waiting".

We hope to be going to Balticon this year, although silly husband wants to go to Jersey Devil Con, which is the Shabbat right after Pesach.

Very, very silly husband.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 7th, 2003 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Sorry. I didn't get the message in time to call you. We got the message around 10pm and figured that was too late to call.

I was actually pretty bummed about missing your call!
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