Archive for November, 2008

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176 sick…

November 30, 2008

Short update again..

The kids switched room.. so now the girls are sharing room and the boy is alone in his room. Seems to work fine..

Today when I brought the kids home from Kindergarten they seemed to be very tired.. and now they have fever and are coughing. ūüė¶ So I guess I’ll be stuck home for a couple of days now. I have a paper to hand in TODAY.. so I’d better try to finish it now!! Good in some way that it’s today.. that means less pressure these days when the kids are home. So I hope to be able to be a fun mommy –¬†playing and baking with them.

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175 Good much and too much

November 28, 2008

There’s a very very fine line between good much and too much… and the best – is to live on the edge…

I have to say.. in some way life is more satisfying when there’s a lot to do… no time to be bored. ūüôā I like to put up goals.. and do what I planned to do.. I like to look at everything afterwards – and see that I managed.

Though sometimes it becomes too much. But I like to see – after getting through that… that even when it feels impossible – somehow you can make it anyway.

At the moment the kitchen is half painted.. still. I’ll finish that next week. The paper for Sunday is not done yet.. a lot left to do.. but I’ll make it. Now is shabat.. time to rest.. to recharge the batteries and get ready for a new week.

Today I had a good day… running errands in Jerusalem. It’s nice to get out once in a while. I don’t do that a lot… We’re living in a small town.. and I get out of here not even every month!! But today I had some things to look for in town.. so I left the baby home with dude and went… and ended up having a nice time with our temporarily adopted little sister (who is soon leaving and is not gonna be so adopted any longer…) I also¬†got to see my parents over a cup of coffe.. busy days.. We’re gonna see them more later.

hmm.. was there anything more?

hmm..

yeah..

Don’t worry.. we’re doing just fine!! =) It’s just that we’re focusing mainly on the IRL-life at the moment.
We miss you guys!! And we’ll be back… some time..

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174 Painting Kitchen

November 25, 2008

Most people who are busy – do what they need to do – and skip other things.

When I’m busy.. I do a lot of things that I don’t have to do at the moment. The more to do – the more motivation to finish everything in time.. So in some way we gain a lot on having a busy me. We get a lot of things done that never would be done if I wasn’t busy. I’m on or off… never in between!

So now.. I’m a bit behind with the studies.. (don’t worry.. it’ll be ok. I’ll for sure¬†speed up towards the end of the week) and I finally got started with the “painting kitchen”-project. Now – that is badly needed. Seriously I’ve never seen more disgusting kitchen walls before..¬†Not what you want to have around you when cooking and baking. uuh!¬†We’ve had everything for it since we moved in – beginning of July.. ¬†But only now I got “my ass out of the stroller” (I guess you can’t say that in English but you get the picture – right?) and got started.

So hello from the planet where there is always change in the air.. and lots of things going on. At least we never get bored.

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173 The need of alarm clocks

November 23, 2008

For a very long time we had no need of alarm clocks… We kind of have three kids who are coming in the morning.. bouncing on us if we don’t get up. But believe it or not – they finally got the point. They stopped waking us up in the morning. They can now handle going to the toilet alone – without our help.¬† E can’t reach the light switch.. but she does have a brother who is happy to help her. And also.. most mornings they start playing without fighting (!!!) Can you believe that?? The baby can’t get up from her crib all by herself,¬†and she usually doesn’t want to go up too early either.
I really hope this is not temporary.. because it’s great!!

Now for a couple of days we woke up almost a little too late. So from now on we’ve got to trust the alarm clocks instead of the kids. Hey they are really getting big.. our babies.

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172 Focusing on the future..

November 21, 2008

So what’s going on here…

Let’s just say that …

How come the days keep beeing so short.. ? A new day just starts – and then it’s suddenly night and time to go to sleep.

What is really going on here.. is that both dude and I have freekishly much to do. Let’s just say we realized that we can’t continue living the way we do now. We don’t see eachother much.. and when we see eachother we see the top of the forehead – the part that is sticking up above the book when studying. Some days we decide that we have time to eat dinner together for half an hour – even though we know we really don’t have that time. Other days we eat separately while studying. Sad.. I know. But that’s the truth. We don’t like the situation. We want to spend time together. And we take every opportunity possible to do so.¬†We are gonna try to cut down a little bit to get more time together.. and more time to rest. Next semester dude is gonna take one course less than he does now. And we hope that will help.

We’re gonna make this..¬†there is really not much we can do at the moment¬†– except for focusing on the light in the end of the tunnel. It’s gonna be better in the future. Already by next semester it’s gonna be a¬†little bit less. We’re not gonna put ourself in this situation again. …it isn’t¬†that fun you¬†know..

¬†We’ll have the summer off from studies. And we do have shabat – an entire day only for the family.. and Friday evening off from studying. In a few years we will not have to study at all. And we are looking forward to those less busy days. We know they will come – and that keeps¬†us going.¬†

I don’t write this post to complain. There’s nothing to complain about. I have the most amazing family a woman can have.. A husband that gives 100 % for his family. He’s working hard, studying hard, sleeping very little.. but still he gives all his spare time(if there is any at all) for us. He spends time with the kids – and he takes time with me.. time that he really doesn’t have. We are blessed with the most adorable kids… They are really a gift, and we love them so much.

Don’t feel sorry for us.. there is nothing to be sorry about. We aren’t sorry!! I write this post to explain… to explain why we aren’t here so much.. here in the blogosphere. I’ve got to admit.. that when I do have the time to write – I don’t even know what to write about.. I don’t know where to start. I don’t know how to find the energy to express what is within me.. what I want to say. I’m not even sure I want to say anything. There are other things that are more important. Sure.. I could come up with jokes, funny pictures, or odd news. I could get myself the time for that while eating breakfast or when I need a break to wake up when some heavy book is making me sleepy. But why – why would I do that? I don’t blog to produce posts. I blog because I want to do it.. and when I don’t want – I don’t do it.

I’m gonna hit the shower now.. and go to sleep.. and somewhere on the way I’m gonna try to get dude to join me going to sleep early.

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171 Today

November 20, 2008

Today I had a nice day home with the kids.. cleaning, baking lots of yummy bread.. and cake..  and in the afternoon we had old friends over..

Now is late.. and I missed my class (on purpose) this evening since we had guests.. and I’ve got to catch up now.

Facebook friends!! There is a new photo album from today!!

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170 We’re still alive…

November 19, 2008

Sorry guys for not beeing here with you.

Life’s just crazy..¬†

But we’re fine!