Atonement of my own making

As you might already know, I’m a Jew(ish) chick. As such, today, according to the laws of my people, I’m supposed to be starving myself of food and drink as part of the atonement for the previous year of sins. This one day is supposed to be a fresh start – if I follow the… Continue reading Atonement of my own making

Sweet Noodle Kugel

I just want to dive into it.

Sweet what? For those of you who have no idea at all what the title of this post refers to, take a gander: What you are looking at is sweet lokshen kugel (noodle casserole/pudding…in Yiddish!). It’s one of my favorite things to eat, but because it is also ridiculously high in fat content, I only eat it… Continue reading Sweet Noodle Kugel

Day Ten – Happy Christmas…wait, isn’t it only June? Who cares, I want cheesy fritters

I know they say don’t speak ill about the dead, but I do tell it like it is and as it goes, my paternal Grandmother Maria was often not a nice woman.  Looking back with experience, wisdom, and a healthy dose of forgiveness, I feel in my heart it’s likely because she wasn’t treated very… Continue reading Day Ten – Happy Christmas…wait, isn’t it only June? Who cares, I want cheesy fritters

C’mon – that’s not how today was supposed to go…

Today was the last day of my Spring Break.  I’ve been very much looking forward to this portion of my previously scheduled vacation as it involved 8 whole hours to myself.  I had big plans – to do absolutely NOTHING.  In my house. In the quiet.  And if any of you have been paying attention,… Continue reading C’mon – that’s not how today was supposed to go…

Earth Day, Evaluations, and Everything Else

I had hopes to celebrate Mother Earth in a more exciting fashion than I did today, but sometimes you just have to go the practical route and remember all the things you do on the regular… I’ve been on Spring Break/PTO since Friday and have been fortunate enough to spend many of these days with… Continue reading Earth Day, Evaluations, and Everything Else