Saturday, April 28, 2007
Why do I love reading blogs? (a list. I'm into them lately.)
1. I feel a little bit of guilty pleasure in peeking into other people's lives.
2. I love to see what other ideas are out there.
3. I enjoy finding connections and clicking on links to read more.
4. I am jealous of those who have the wonderful capacity to write and record their lives.
5. It's fun!
What kinds of blogs do I read? (another list.)
1. Food blogs. Love them. Must have pictures and/or recipes.
2. Mom blogs. (also parenting blogs) So cool to read other moms' perspectives on the world.
3. Shopping blogs. Don't know why but I get a kick out of these.
4. Israel blogs. (although I read way more of these while the war with Lebanon was going on.)
5. Rabbi blogs. (but most rabbis are terrible bloggers so there's not so much to read.)
6. Book/Reading blogs.
7. Miscellaneous blogs that people link to.
(I don't usually read political blogs or business blogs or celebrity blogs or animal blogs or sports blogs or travel blogs or...well, you know there are millions of kinds. Look at The Blogger Choice Awards for a list of great blogs by category.
Five of my Favorite Blogs (ah, yet another list)
1. Vegan Lunch Box. This is actually the blog that got me hooked on blogs. It was a little more interesting all last year when she blogged EVERY day the lunch that she made for her son. Wow. And it was always a creative interesting lunch. Plus she did it every day! Now it's about once a week, but still worth reading.
2. This Normal Life. A great Israel blog. There are others I used to read during the Lebanon War but many of them are not as regular about blogging any more. There are still great ones out there but I like this one because he's really pretty regular about posting. I consider that to be an important criteria for a "good blog."
3. Crunchy Domestic Goddess. Although I dont't know this woman at all, I grew attached to her blog while we were both pregnant at the same time, and I somewhat eagerly waited for her baby to come...and then I stuck around reading the story of her homebirth and her life with two kids. A little peek into a total stranger's life that I find interesting!
4. Mighty Goods, a shopping blog. although I don't usually buy things (actually, have never bought!) that are listed here, I find it interesting to see "what's out there."
5. Vegan Eats and Treats. Yes, I know I'm not a vegan, but they make great blogs. And the food always looks so good!
(I'm still working on a blogroll. Only so much time in each day. Then there will be more. I read more than five blogs.)
Hope you find fun in the blogosphere!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I am a first-born child, and my brother is 8 years younger than I am. That said, I am not familiar with the overwhelming desire that my middle child feels to be like his big brother. But I am loving it, at this moment. I'm sure that I will find reasons to hate it, like when big brother does something I don't like and little brother follows suit. But for now, I am loving it.
A few of Sam's favorite "big brother" things to do:
- wear his crocs, just like David's! (omg, the cutest little things in the world are his crocs)
- sit in the floor-rocker-chair with a video game controller in his hand. But no video game on, he's cool with Baby Dolittle, his current favorite video.
- snag the nintendo ds whenever it's in his reach and sit on the floor, back against the couch, looking intently at it, trying to figure out why and how to make it work.
- making great big funny noises at the baby just like David does at him
- making great big funny noises back at David whenever possible.
- entering David's room just to be there!
- standing on the stool to brush teeth or do some other bathroom sink activity
Too cute for words. I hope he continues to love his big brother and that his big brother continues to share wonderful behaviors with him!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
10. No need to hire a babysitter, I'm just home.
9. Free weekends and evenings.
8. Family outings.
7. Eating at home - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
5. Daytime Television (Oprah, anyone?)
4. Time to hang with friends.
3. Eating at home.
2. Sweats and crocs every day!
1. My baby, of course!
Top Ten Reasons I HATE maternity leave:
10. No sleep.
9. No sleep.
8. No sleep.
7. No sleep.
6. No sleep.
5. 3am television stinks.
4. Um...people think it's a vacation.
3. Eating at home...eating all the time!
2. Nothing fits. Oy.
1. Sleep? What's sleep?
Five things to do while on maternity leave:
1. Feed the baby.
2. Change the baby.
3. Rock the baby.
4. Hold the baby.
5. Feed the baby.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
It's not easy to uproot yourself for a few days, for me it was a "retreat" but for her it was insanity. She adjusted just as it was time to go home!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The old saw "money can't buy happiness" apparently holds true when it comes to
work.Highly-paid professionals like doctors and lawyers didn't make the cut when
researchers set out to find the most satisfied workers.Clergy ranked tops in
both job satisfaction and general happiness, according to the National Opinion
Research Center at the University of Chicago.
It's nice to know that clergy (like me) scored highest. I love my job, and even though I haven't slept through the night in 2 months, I really do love my life!
Monday, April 9, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
What an incredible feeling when you know that you are "doing something right." My husband uses the term "gets it" to refer to kids when they act like David did last night. He "gets it." He gets what we're trying to teach him, he understands, at least on some level, that this is important to us. And I really don't think he was just parroting what we've said, because he was asked questions that I don't remember ever talking about, such as the meaning of freedom (hello, he's 5!!?)...and he hit them all out of the park.
Hope your seders were as memorable as mine.