We had a difficult week here. Our foster boy caught another bug after treatment, and he ended up hospitalized with pneumonia, again. We hoped he'd be home by now, but we are still not sure if he is discharged today or not. There has been some paperwork glitches and a logistical difficulty concerning which one of us can stay with thim when, but all in all, he is finally feeling better. This morning he has been doing some school work and is being the usual funny goofball that he is known to be.
Apparently some Israeli Christian couple has a statue of Mary that weeps oil and people are eager to see it. I hope they take up donations; two thousand people going through their living room in a week are bound to cause a bit of mess and extra expenses.
The cast came off my arm. It was a great yay moment. Now I just have to build functionality and strength back up in my arm. Now that might be a challenge.
Today being Valentine's day that is creeping into Israeli observance, Kevin and. I had tickets to Harel Skaat's concert tonight and had signed up for a special Valentine's dinner in Tel Aviv, however, with Itamar not feeling well–even though he is feeling better–we wouldn't have felt right to leave him with someone else even if he gets discharged today. So two of our adult kids get to go to dinner, and Bella and her fiancé get to go to the concert.
ETA: Since Itamar is being discharged today, we actually made plans! Kevin is picking up chocolate and steaks and popcorn with real artificial cheese flavouring at Tiv Ta'am, and maybe those nacho boxes we saw sold last week at the shuk, and we are going to have a Game of Thrones marathon with the three teenagers we'll actually have home tonight. Or maybe a Castle early seasons favourites. Or Firefly… Something, for sure.
Of course our hotel in Rome cancelled on us. Just ten minutes ago they sent the cancellation email, telling us that we'd receive the deposit refund within ten days. So right now I can't even make advanced pay on a different place. Just wonderful. Of course it is only a minor annoyance, because there will be places to sleep at, but it just seriously shows how great this week has been going.
One more annoyance. After using the same yarn for years, Catania Color #82 suddenly changed colour. Ugh. Oh well. At least I got something. It is still nice, but different. Working with it feels different, as of this lot is thinner and less soft. Oh well.
Old on top, new on bottom.
Shabbat shalom! I can barely wait to get home and light the candles and eat challah and Nutella, and nachos and chocolate and popcorn and recite prayers and leave the mundane, the week behind to welcome in Shabbat the Queen.
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