Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Crazy Huge Snowflakes!

It is the first suprising snowfall of the winter. My sister came home from work, and said "It's snowing."
I looked outside and saw snowflakes falling from the sky. I took the dog out and carried and umbrella as the snowflakes began thundering down the size of golfballs. I forgot to put on a heavy coat and when i tried to pull the dog inside my hands were frozen. Now they are thawed out and warm again. I thought it was cold in the house. Nothing compared to outside. I quickly rushed out and rescued my little Avocado plant from the monster snowflakes and brought it inside. It's now drying in the kitchen.
The snowfall is early but I don't mind because, last year we barely had any snow. I don't expect it to stick because it was raining before, but it's fun to watch...Baruch Hashem inside your warm house.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Week till Wensday

Hi there,
I'm am just taking this oppurtinity; until the girl I have to babysits comes home, to tell you about my week. I usually don't do this because my weeks are just so daily. But since I'd like to share some things, and I don't feel like putting them in a post each to their own, I will cram them all here.
On Sunday, I went with my friend to go see High School Musical 3. Yeah I know that sounds corny but we actually had a really good time and I liked it and thought it a nice addition to the first (I didn't like the 2nd). Then we went to a Friendship Circle training session. the Friendship Cricle is a group I'm in the has teenage volunteers work, and be buddies with children with special needs. It's an amzing organization and I'm proud to be apart of it.
Then on Monday, um...I'm not exactly sure what happened on Monday. I don't think I had a particularly good day, although it was productive.
I finally started to work on my latch hook again. I usually work on it while watching movies because I don't like to just sit there for hours and not do anything productive. It's coming along very well.
On Tuesday, we had monster snowflakes which as said didn't stick. Baruch Hashem I rescued my avocado plant. No harm came to it and I'm really relieved.
I'm reading the book of Joshua. I'm enjoying the commentary on it. I've also started learning Crossing the Narrow Bridge with my mother although I haven't gotten past the first chapter yet because my mother took it to work with her. The first chapter was all about serving hashem with simplicity. I liked this chapter alot, because it teaches you to enjoy saying prayers and not to be uptight about it and how to just pick one mitzvah and do it whole heartedly.
Well, I better go, goodbye until my next post...
P.S. This post is before the Snowflake one because I started writing it early on something else but then I erased that and instead wrote this.

Farewell To a Special Friend to Many American Girls...

One day, after rediscovering my American girl collection in a plastic container, I decided for some reason to look up the American Girl website and imagine my suprise when I find out my favorite doll Samantha was being discountinued into the American girls archives.

I have Samantha and I still love her just as much as when I first recieved her on my 7th birthday. She was very special because I really wanted her, and seeing that I was now old enough to take care of such a nice doll everyone in my family pitched in to get her for me. I want to keep her in good condition so that my own little girls can someday play with her. So I am quickly saving up to finish her collection before she goes away. I feel sad that soon other girls migth not get the chance to have the Samantha doll, there's a certain sentimentality, and nostalgia in the first ever American girl doll. She will be missed very much, and treasured even more by the many girls she made happy.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Rush of October!

Hello all you bloggers out there! It's little me, back from Paree! Not really but that's just a fancy way of saying i haven't blogged in a while. Why you ask? I will tell you. It's the holiday season and this year they all hit you fast. BAM! Rosh Hashana! BAM! Yom Kippur! BAM! BAM! BAM! Sukkot, and Simchat Torah.
So starting with the first, this year was one of the best Rosh Hashana's ever. I cleaned my room the day before because i'm very superstitious about Rosh Hashana and i didn't want to be stuck with a dirty room all year. We davened at the sephardi minyan this year and it was alot of fun. it was all in hebrew even the speakers speech, but i felt a nice connection there, it was lot's of fun.
now for Yom Kippur, lot's of people kinda dread Yom Kippur, but this year i was really looking forward to it. I bleached my white skirt to look as pure as possible and went with my family to shul for kol nidre. It's a special prayer especially for the spanish jew who converted to christianity during the spanish inquisition. This prayer is an anullment of vows like the vows they were forced to make.
I couldn't sleep in the next morning so i went to shul relatively early. i wanted to take every opportunity to be in shul and daven. I also had a great Yom Kippur. even though you fast it's a joyous holiday. I felt soo good that night, when neilah started i was ecstatic, on the way home i felt so free and new, i always feel that way after Yom Kippur! I also felt light headed, from not eating but mommy cooked us a great dinner.
Now for Sukkot. My papa and my brother Junior built the sukkah in one day, and what a sukkah it was, it's small but beautiful, with new wood and nice decorations. it makes the house darker since it's on our front porch, but it's nice to look at from inside. i had alot of fun on the first days, the only thing sad was that my brother left to spend the holidays with his friends and he was greatly missed. But he came back and that shabbat we had all our cousins up, and the house was full, but a comfortably full. It got really cold over the weekend and tonight we must go in the sukkah again. tonight is Hoshana Rabah then Shemini Atzeret, and then Simchat Torah, which is always alot of fun.
So I must go now and help prepare, have a good rest of the holidays!