Karen (estherchaya) wrote,

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I haven't made a recent update, and I'm not entirely sure what I'd want to say even if I did, so instead, here are some quickies:

  • As you know if you read my last post, it's snowing which makes me very happy. Yay for snow!

  • Seth and I have watched a couple of good movies recently. Last week we watched Frida with Salma Hayek. It was a great movie, though it took me a while to get into it. Looking back, I wish I had paid more attention in the beginning, but unfortunately, I was working at first, so I was sort of in and out. I'd like to own this one. Another that I'd like to own is Down with Love. We watched this tonight. I really didn't expect that it would be so good. I had heard good things about it, but I thought it might be a little kooky. It turned out to far exceed my expectations, and I'm so thrilled that I finally rented it. It's a definite must-see for all those who love 1960's-era films. It's a great parody. (And the blooper reel is hysterical).

  • Work is going well. Not much more to say about that.

  • I'm reading a lot of books right now. I got a book on Candle Lighting for Shabbos and Yom Tov...who knew that there was so much to know! Also I'm finally reading Manis Friedman's Doesn't Anybody Blush Anymore which is a good, and easy, read. For the mindless reading, I'm reading Dan Brown's Angels and Demons which is the prequel to his highly praised The DaVinci Code. I haven't read The DaVinci Code yet, but Angels and Demons is a fun read so far. I had started The Nechoma Greisman Anthology but decided to put it away until I have slightly less on my plate. And I'm trying to keep up with some Chumash learning. Hah.

  • Work on the synagogue's banquet journal is never-ending, except that there is an end in sight, at long last. The banquet is February 29th, so the journal must keep plugging! Soon it will all be over and I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • I helped install MS Excel on the banquet chairperson's computer and gave him a quick tutorial. I ended my tutorial with a stern warning: Do not do anything else. Do not try to add formatting. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. (the chairperson is not the most computer savvy person I've ever met, in case you didn't figure that out). This morning I got a frantic phone call. He had lost all of his data for the second time. After listening to what happened, I was positive I knew what went wrong and I couldn't stop laughing, but I told him not to touch it and that I'd be right over...much easier than trying to explain what to do. I got there and sure enough... what happened was that he had opened up a new worksheet in the same workbook, but it had covered up the sheet with data in it. So I deleted the extra worksheet and re-formatted the cells he had been trying to re-format when this happened and left a hero. Or heroine, as the case may be. But seriously, it gave me such a great laugh.

  • After returning home, I did some more work on the journal, went grocery shopping, came home, did more work and went to lunch/dinner with Bea. That was fun, and I'm glad I went. Of course, then I managed to leave my pocket book in the restaurant, and that was less fun. Seth's comment when he heard that I'd done that was "That's a helluva tip!" Fortunately, I retrieved it without much hassle.

  • I made Jeanne's version of beef stroganoff tonight, which was tasty. I can think of a few things that I would do differently if I had it to do over again, but that's the fun of cooking...there are always a gazillion ways to do it.

  • Pipsqueak (one of our cats) has a gash in her face that I'm quite concerned about. If I don't go to work tomorrow, I believe I'll be taking her to the vet. I'm concerned that they will put one of those horrible cones on her, but I think she might need it. Poor kitty. :(

  • Charlie's actually being good right now. Imagine that!

  • I'm off to do some reading. First I have to figure out what to read! Oh, I should always have such problems!

  • I'm way too much of a bibliophile for my own good. I must find a support group for this.

  • Nighters!

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