A Super Busy Week


It seems like we didn’t stop this week at all! Being back to work sure did make things even busier than I expected, with discovering on my return after almost a month that a collegue somehow deleted a year-to-date report that is updated weekly… and its backup file as well. We still don’t know how it was possible–he doesn’t have write access to the shared drive the files were hosted on, and because of a technical issue, the most recent restored version could be made to what the file was like in January. I spent most of the week recovering data and redoing the file. So that was work. Actually, I love doing this report, but I got angry for having to do things over again.

Then there was Craig’s birthday, and I know I didn’t write everything I wanted to regarding it. We kept it relatively low key, because in two weeks he is having his bar mitzvah party! When his Jewish birthday rolls around in a few days he will be a bar mitzvah, with or without a party or celebration. I never had one, but I still get called to the Torah and do everything that those who had their bar mitzvah celebrated. Craig declared that if he has a party it won’t be during Passover, so we are pushing it back to a date that’s more suitable. He will also be called to the Torah next week on the Shabbat! I’m so very proud of him!

Craig, my most religious child ever, has been maturing a lot in the last two years in his thinking and faith. He is finding his own path in a fine area between rationalism and belief. An area where the Universe still makes sense. He is reading a lot–both science and religion–to make his own deceisions. He knows more about the Torah that I’d expect from an average Jewish adult, and he likes studying it. And he loves pondering the Universe, and guess what, he understands more about the physics behind it than most adults. Of course he got genius genes from Kevin. 😀

One of Craig’s favourite birthday presents is a T-shirt with Franklin the turtle on it. He used to love him as a little kid, and we just found the coolest Franklin shirt at one of the local novelty clothing shops. I knew he’d like it, and I was right. I love knowing my kids. 🙂

I mentioned before that we spent the evening of Craig’s birthday with my sister and brother-in-law in Herzliya. While there we also found out that they were expecting their first baby, a little boy. I’m so excited for them!

We are also busy with Bella getting ready for her sister’s wedding. Her biological sister is getting married in Russia in the summer. Bella was invited to be a part of the wedding, and well, we are doing everything to get her and her son there. Most likely Kevin will accompany them for the week-long trip to Birobidzhan. This is going to be a lot of fun for them, and then, a month later, Bella’s sister and new BIL will have their honeymoon in Israel! They are all very excited about their reunion.

Also, as it’s now the first night of Passover, I hope my Jewish readers are having a great Seder. I have an excused absence tonight, so next year and for many years after that I can observe the mitzvot of Passover, but I did have a hardboiled egg. 😀

9 Responses to “A Super Busy Week”

  1. Andi says:

    Gratulálok még egyszer a hugodéknak, legyen minden rendben velük! 🙂

    Mit írtál a macesszb?l???

  2. Bozót says:

    Esküv?k, babák, szülinapok, ünnepek, úgy jó a lét ha zajlik 😀

  3. Jon Hayenga says:

    Happy Passover to you Hevel.

    Craig and all your kids are amazing from everything I read. 🙂
    And I love hearing about them.

    Sorry to hear about the files getting deleted. That has to be beyond frustrating.

    Hugs, Jon

  4. Annie says:

    There IS a special joy, isnt there, in findng JUST the right gift for someone.

    Bella sounds like a wonderful girl. I was looking at photos on English Russia of a wedding not long ago. HOW I’d love to attend a Russian wedding! Some friends, who adopted four older siblings (and who are fortunately quite “comfottable”) took the whole crew to Russia for one of the kids’ older siblings’ weddings. It all sounded absolutely delighful! Since the parents arein’t in the picture, my friends were asked to act the role of parents in the celebration. (Envy here.)

    • Hevel says:

      I wish I could go with them, but we can’t take the whole family, plus chances are I will still be in a cast. I want to go back to Russia really bad, and I’d love to see Birobidzhan. I’d like to take a gazillion photos. 😀

  5. Jill says:

    Fun to go back and read some of your old posts…especially now that the wedding has just happened and your sister has just had her baby. 🙂

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