I am alive. I am well. I am cooking at work. I'm just not feeling the blog right now.
It's been a very long month - longest month of June, ever (and I know it's July.) jonbaker has one more day of sheloshim (first thirty days of mourning) before he...doesn't change a huge amount for the next ten months, except that he will now alternate leading his work minyan with another mourner instead of being the only one.( Read more...Collapse )
During the period of mourning, one is not permitted to get new clothing (although some limit that to *good* clothing, the kind worn on Shabbos or for celebrations.) However, sometimes it's necessary.
I am overwhelmed with the sympathy and love I'm feeling from your comments tonight. He was a wonderful, gentle man who played trumpet and taught music. I will miss him so much.
My beloved father-in-law, Sydney Baker, passed on today.
Our stove died a week ago, the first night of Shavuot. Well, the oven did. Today, my new one arrived. My first new stove. All the burners work! It has a high output burner, a simmer burner, a self-cleaning oven and a Sabbath Mode. I'm VERY happy.
I was really busy beforehand,so here's my yom tov menu.
I started wearing my new scrub skirts today. They're a bit cheesy in material, but lightweight, comfortable and have large pockets. They're also straight skirts and more slimming, according to jonbaker, than the knit a-lines I've been living in.