July 5th, 2005

angry frog


LJ is a very strange place. I say more about my inner-thoughts on LJ than I do to most people in-person. Which, by the way, is ridiculous, but somehow I keep doing it anyway. But there are a fair number of you I've never met. So I feel all geeky and weird about the fact that I have these people in my life who on most levels I would consider close friends, but they're "just" online-friends.

And then sometimes, one of those friends disappears without a trace. It makes me sad and worries me. And I feel like I've been punched in the gut. And this is still ridiciulous, because seriously... I've never met half of you (though many of you I have some real-life connection to, such as knowing your spouse in RL).

But I think about you guys, and I care about you guys, and I don't care if it makes me a complete and utter freak. So if you've disappeared recently and you're reading this anyway... please know that I'm sad that you're gone. I'm a better person for having "met" you. :(
frog princess

quick update

Oy I'm so far behind. The quick versions:
  • Shabbos was nice, and quiet. We had no company, which was a change from the norm, but not an entirely unwelcome change. There was no Torah Time for kids since a lot of people were out of town, so I didn't stress about getting Julian to shul. He kept starting to nap but then getting second, third, and seventeenth winds. Seth and I had a lovely lunch together while Julian FINALLY napped, and then we napped too! My mother came over later in the day and played with Julian for a bit, which was fantastic. Then Seth took Julian to shul for minhag, where he apparently wreaked havoc (we teach 'em young in the Cohen house), and I met up with my two boys at the park for seudah shlishit in the park. Julian got to run and play with the "big" kids (older, but not necessarily bigger than him), but got a little too much sun, so we brought him home and put him to bed. And then Shabbos was practically over.
  • Sunday was even more exciting because our new washer and dryer were delivered as well as my fleishig dishwasher!!! Hoooray! I can hardly contain my excitement. So Seth and I have been on clothes- and dish-washing rampages! It's gggggrreaatttt! Unfortunately, E. wasn't feeling well, so he didn't come over to demolish the kitchen, but that's okay. It'll happen soon enough. Seth accomplished a whole lot on Sunday, but I can barely remember any of it because I was knocked out with a migraine. They are getting worse, and I'm not appreciating it. Anyway, Seth went to Target and Home Depot and probably a bunch of other places too. Then Alida came over with Avi and hung out for a bit, which was a nice change of pace.
  • Monday we got to see Dr. & Mrs. Mellow and Mr. & Mrs. Bodnej (and Jack!). It was a good day except we couldn't get the charcoal to stay hot enough. Ahem. So it was a little mortifying that I made people wait a couple HOURS to have food. But the company was good and I got to see lovely pictures of Dr. & Mrs. Mellow's soon-to-be-new-house. Very exciting. :)
  • Monday evening I had mikveh duty. This is generally not anything of interest, but last night had a bit of a twist... the mikveh was rapidly overflowing when I got there, leaving two of the bathrooms pretty soaked. Oops. Someone had left the fill valve on. So, um, I know mikvehs are wet by design and all, but this was a little over the top. I was soaking wet. Why, oh why, did I have to wear a floor-length skirt last night? Sigh.
  • Today I have been extremely busy at work, which is fantastic. In addition to work busy-ness, I signed up for a CISSP course and exam in...*gulp*... August.
  • It is POURING outside, and I don't want to walk to my car in it. But I've stalled long enough, so I think I'm just going to have to suck it up and get soaked. Bleh.

And that was pretty much it.

Edited to Add: A question for all you LJ braniacs: The CISSP course materials are sent to me as an ebook. That's all fine and dandy, but I don't work well if I can only read something on a computer. And Adobe Acrobat is locked in some way that I can't print it out (the file itself is password protected, and then once you're in the file, printing is grayed out). I find this supremely irritating. Please, please, please tell me there's a workaround to this!