Ok - sorry that I haven't posted anything recently. There were some other things in my life I had to attend to (like sleep, for example, since a certain son of mine recently decided that 5 am is a good time to wake up).
In honor of Tuesday, here are some special things:
Something yummy: Here's a personal confession. Tonight was Manwich night, and there was nothing gourmet about it! I took the easy way out and knew that it would make my husband happy, so I sauteed some yummy ground beef and poured in the can. Didn't even make any vegetables to go along with it (although the can does promote the full serving of veggies inside the sauce), although I did serve the saucy beef with brown rice and sliced up a tomato. Could I have done better? Probably. But I was in and out of the kitchen and everyone was just happy tonight.
Something crafty: My synagogue is starting a new Shabbat morning children's program and we have a few older kids who may find the program itself too "baby-ish" for them, but may instead want to help out. The committee named them "Shabbat counselors" and I volunteered to make large name tags for them. I need to go to a shop to find some pretty paper. I'll post a photo once I'm done with it. I hope the girls like them!
Something financial: This is semi-financial - I discovered (courtesy of Orthonomics) a new blog that is RIGHT up my alley! Please welcome KosheronaBudget.com!! This is THE blog I would write if I could, so I am thrilled that someone else did! I am adding this one to my blogroll!
Something spiritual: I haven't read anything online that is particularly spiritually moving but I did start learning a how-to book on keeping kosher with a long-distance friend of mine. The process of learning with her by phone has been spiritually motivating for me, and it completely lifts the rest of my day. It's also a great way to catch up with her that email and online chat can't really fit the bill.