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March Madness

Hi!

I’ve been missing lately.

Not sure if I’ve ever taken such a long break from this blog before.

I’ve been so overwhelmed with work and deadlines that I feel like steam is coming out of my ears.

March is just about to close, so trying to recap the month.

The month started with the Jewish Holiday- Purim, which is all about costumes and dress up. My girls have only recently started comprehending holidays and they were insanely excited to wear costumes.

I work with a large Costume manufacturer, and I got to choose costumes for my girls, of course- they chose them, I brought them home.

Soleil wanted to be a princess. She didn’t care which one, she just wanted a long flowy, dress.

She is such a girly- girl.

So Snow White she was:

Neve, always the “rule breaker” wanted something more original:

“I want to be Swiper the Fox”

AKA this guy:

Her reasoning:

“Because I get to swipe things from people”

You can’t argue with that logic.

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As you all  know I currently live in Israel.

There are several pros and cons about living here, and one major con being all of the “East Coast vs West Coast” wars… aka, Palestinians and Israelis constant battles.

I live in the south of Israel, which means I am a bit close to where bombs are thrown (when there is tension- rockets are not always thrown). Earlier this month, there was turmoil, which meant no school for the girls, or college for my husband. They stayed home together and ran to a bomb shelter when they hear sirens.

Lovely, isn’t it?

I on the other hand had work. My place of business is in Tel Aviv, which is out of the danger zone so to speak, so I was ok.

Thank G-D, there was a cease-fire, and all is quiet again in my neck of the woods.

A pro about living where I live, is the vast land I am surrounded by. We live on a farm, and get to take my brother-in-law’s ATV out for a spin. The beauty around me reminds me why I moved out here… warts and all.

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My husband started his Spring semester and his schedule doesn’t allow him to pick the girls up from school twice a week (he’s been the one picking them up every day). That meant that I had to rearrange my work schedule in order to be the one to pick them up. Up until now, I had been leaving for work at 6:30am, and returning home at 7pm. That meant that I didn’t get to see my girls more than 15 minutes awake, during the week. This hurt my heart in so many ways.

Now- I actually get to see them awake twice a week- to be the one to pick them up from school, take them to the park, and put them to bed (even though often times they fall asleep in my bed!).

 I feel like a mom again.

 

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In addition to writing on ye old blog, I am also a contributing writer for Curvy Girl Guide.

These are the topics I wrote about in the month of March:

Life Doesnt Begin 10lbs from now

Siri, Can you Hear Me? Maybe Not.

As Long as We’ve got each other (That is, as long as you’re straight)

 

Thankful.

This was my second Thanksgiving in Israel.

I miss the holidays.

I have so much to be thankful for this year.

January:

  • I am thankful that I admitted to myself that I was depressed. I am thankful that I took the steps to get help. I am SUCH a better mother and person because of it.

 

February:

  • I am thankful that I got to go home to New York to visit my friends and family. Although it was a business trip, it was the much-needed breather I needed to fill up my heart.  I am thankful that I got to spend time with some of my favorite people while I was there

    Miss Annie Spohr

 

 

  • Also? Thankful for being close to family- and being able to celebrate my sister in laws wedding day.

 

March:

  • I am thankful for being able to spend Holidays with family.

Purim

April:

  • I’m thankful that my girls can play and run around outside with their cousins.

 

May:

  • I am thankful that I finally mastered bread making!

 

June:

  • I am thankful that I had a chance to visit Paris for my 30th birthday, and to have been there with amazing friends who i love.

 

July:

  • I’m Thankful that we have a pool for the kids to jump into when it gets hot outside.

 

August:

  • I’m thankful for hot summer days.

September:

  • I’m thankful that my girls are adjusting to school in Israel

 

  • I am also very thankful to have celebrated my 6th wedding anniversary with my amazing husband (who yes, can drive me insane on most days)

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2011

 

October:

  • I am thankful for my amazing husband who turned 32  this October. He is the bestest Daddy ever.

  • I am thankful that my girls can spend time with my grandfather.

November:

  • I’m thankful that I had a chance to go to London (although it was a business trip):

  • I’m also VERY thankful that I had a chance to celebrate my daughters 4th birthday… life could have taken a different turn when they were born 10 weeks early..

 

But more than anything I am thankful for these little girls who brighten up my day.

Every day.

 

 

What are you thankful for this year?