Sign of the times...
Sure better than all those littering the ground.
I just had to write this. What do you think?
I just have to get this off my chest.It's really driving me crazy when I hear/read advice to soon to be arriving olim about what to bring, what they must have from the "old country" when living here.
I've really been a good girl, staying close to home and not inviting people over. It gets embarrassing at times, since some of my neighbors really need the invitations to socialize. I try to keep inviting friends to walk with me, but...
Sometimes even I need an escape. So a friend and I went to Sha'ar Binyamin a nearby shopping area, which can be easily reached by bus. We went two days before the latest lockdown began. She needed to take care of and get a few things. I just needed an escape.
Here's my Be a HEAD not a Tail
This year my husband and I ate by ourselves, alone, just the two of us. Our children had their own holiday meals. We'll be eating leftovers for the next few days, and I'll try not to think of way back when...It has been months and months since I've entered the local shul, which is literally in our backyard. I stopped staying for the entire prayer service about a year or more ago when I found the the cold drafts too uncomfortable. I even bought a hooded coat that makes me look like Darth Vardar in powder blue. I decided to give up on the "window wars," preferring not to fight with anyone.
We had to sign up for the limited seats for this Rosh Hashana, so I took the plunge. Then a neighbor, who knows me well, said:
"You'll be miserable and leave immediately. The new regulations require open windows."
So I decided to try something new. There's an outdoor minyan almost directly across from my house. I set up a chair just outside the door, and that became my private "Ezrat Nashim," Women's Section. Since it's well in my property, I didn't even need to wear a mask. I could hear most everything, thank Gd.
"Be thankful for what you have."
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Even though Shiloh has had a swimming pool for decades, because of the corona virus/covid there was no guarantee that it would open. The truth is that opening was delayed and only happened because of behind the scenes pressure by some dedicated swimmers.
One of the public venues the government had declared as dangerous contagion areas was swimming pools, both indoors and outdoors.
"I figured that this was the best of kosher food for you, especially since I don't know what's kosher here."Back to the mango:
Bonus:Totally healthy and no added sugar!
|Kenes Shiloh #9|
|Rosh Chodesh Av|
|Please wear masks, thanks.|