Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let the Good Times Roll

It is with great pleasure that I present this post in honor of my old time friends.

Last night 3 of us gals got together to just catch up on life and hang out. Of course eating was a crucial part of this get-together! So we met at a restaurant and schmoozed about our jobs, families, friends, and the awkward date sitting at the next table. We laughed, we cried- okay, slight exaggeration but you get the point. We reconnected.
I really miss having day-to-day exchanges with my good friends. Life has taken us to different places on different timelines. Sometimes we have time to call, sometimes we are too busy. We nevertheless always care for one another and enjoy seeing each other.
I am so happy we got together and I only wish we did it more often!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Apple Kugel Recipe

Based on facebook demand, here is my apple kugel recipe:
6 lg sour apples, peeled sliced thin
1 c sugar
1 c flour
4 eggs
1 t baking powder
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup oil
Sprinkle cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together except apples. Work batter, make paste. Add apples. Put in greased loaf or 9x9 and sprinkle top with cinnamon.
Bake 325 for 45 min.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Carpool Madness

Mornings are just not the same when you are part of a carpool. My mornings inevitably have 1 of 3 results: I end up being late, I make other parents late, or the kids are late!
I basically circle the neighborhood, sit in drop-off lines and convince a lot of little girls to make a choo-choo train so we can walk safely through the parking lot.
I wish we had busing but we don't- so I better get used to this!
Got any carpool tips?

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Academic Blogger: Part II

I mentioned the case of the Blogger, who impersonated my father and this past week the jury gave its verdict. The blogger was charged with several counts of identity theft/impersonation/harassment. The sentencing will be next month and he faces 1 1/3rd to 4 years in prison.
Since I have the inside scoop, I just want to mention that my father, Professor Lawrence Schiffman, victim of the impersonation, honestly told me several times that he did not want to see Mr. Golb go to jail. Sending a lawyer/academic /blogger to jail is not his idea of retribution.
Here is the Yahoo! News Article.
Once again, comments and thoughts welcome.

Back to routine

The Jewish holiday season has ended and though I truly enjoyed all the holidays, family, food, and napping, I am thrilled to be back to routine. My kids have had enough late nights, play dates, and unscheduled days. School just brings a scheduled discipline that I cannot imitate at home. We are back to waking up on time, wearing a uniform (for quick morning dressing!), and homework. I hope this will also help normalize the new level of moodiness that my 5yo has adopted.
I love vacation but routine is welcome anytime!

Come again!