We are beginning to get ready for our big trip to America! So many of you have asked, so just as a recap, we'll be in NY from the 6th to the 14th and Houston from the 14th to the 26th. So today, the girl and I returned a superfluous baby gift in exchange for a Fisher-Price toy priced so that I merely shuddered. We're saving it for the plane. I also went and met with my boss to hammer out the details of my (sigh) imminent return to the workplace (I mean, "Hi, Talk'n'Save! I can't wait to get back! Nothing will make me happier, etc.").
Yoav asked our rav, and the psak was I get to fast on Thursday - joy, joy, rapture, rapture. Please God, neither Tochter nor I will suffer any ill effects. However, our preference is to be clamoring for a good view from the women's section of the rebuilt Beis Hamikdash- shall we save you a spot?
Here you can find information about a specific project in my neighborhood to help the 'war effort' (okay, Rosie the Riveter it ain't). There are also links to other organizations doing good stuff.
The girl has been tending towards earlier bedtimes lately, bli ayin hara. She has been out now for over an hour, so it's my turn! Goodnight!