Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Hello everyone!!!  Happy Sunday!

I love listening to Pumpkin play the piano... The song above is more famous from being in Tom n Jerry Cartoons than as a stand alone piece of music.  It was called 'The Cat Concerto'.

Yesterday, we went to Russell's Bar Mitzvah ceremony, followed by a lovely 5-course luncheon his parent's hosted at our favorite local restaurant!   The ceremony was beautiful, about thanking God for your blessings.  The rabbi incorporated Russ' big sister (26) and big brother (23), as well as his parents.  There were several times I got choked up, especially when his mom, my friend, Lisa, did! 

Russ did a fabulous job reading the Hebrew!  His studying for the last year and half really paid off.  The rabbi gave him lots of praise for always coming to class prepared and always having a smile.  And, that really is Russ! 

Fuzzy (who is in the same grade as Russ), Hammer, and Pumpkin were also very impressed with the whole ceremony and Russ' ability and maturity handling all he needed to!  It was a long ceremony, about 2 1/2 hours and they followed along in the Torah very well.  It was a great experience for all.

However, it was a long day, especially for me!  I was up first at 7ish, got myself showered, and then got everyone else going for breakfast and showers.  We had to be there by 10am.  We didn't get home until 4:30pm.

I was in my pj's by 4:35pm!  LOL

Hubby did take the boys over to GameStop where they sold back some more older video games to get the new Halo 3.  WOW.  They love it.  They got the guide book too, and between the two of them, they are quite a team.  Hammer reads it all first, and Fuzzy dives in and plays.  Hammer guides him.  Then, when Fuzzy gets frustrated or stuck, Hammer will take over for a while.  

We did peel them off the game after we had some from pizza and pierogis around 8:30 pm, and about 9:15pm we watched the Numb3ers episode we had recorded for family time.

Then, off to bed for the kids, soon followed by us!

Today Fuzzy had to do makeup homework for school and Hubby worked with him to check it.  Pumpkin had a school project she had to do a free-hand drawn, very detailed map of Nepal.  That was my job, assisting Pumpkin.  In about an hour and a half I was very happy with how it all turned out.  Interestingly, Nepal is devoid of large lakes.  You learn something new every day!  lol

By the way, I have passed 5th grade at my town's school many times..... lol

My back is back to normal.  Yesterday, it was still a bit sore... but today, much better.  The rest of me still has some issues, but hey, I am not greedy and every little bit helps.  Hubby and I even 'paid the bills' last night! <<<waggling eyebrows>>> That always puts a little pep in the step!  LOL 

And, the RAIN STOPPED!  Yay!  It left behind beautiful chilly 55 degree fall weather!  My favorite!!!!

I am planning on this being a fabulous week!!!!

Halloween is almost here!  Pumpkin is the pirate Mary Read.  That is all that is a definite right now!

be well,


astoriasand said...

Well Dawn what an interesting day you sound to have had yesterday.5 course meal too WOW!!!How good I bet it felt to get out for the day, even if it was a long one.Glad your back is much better and yes we have to be thankful for small mercy's don't we? You paid all the bills whats them LOL!!! The kids sound happy with Halo 3 that will keep them quiet for a while haaaaa.Rainy and dull here all week/end.Looking forward to seeing pics of the children for Halloween if you mangae to post any.Take Care God Bless Kath

tenyearnap said...

Always good to keep those bills paid up! Glad the back is feeling better and that the Bar Mitzvah was so nice.
I KNOW you will post those Halloween costumes in a couple days. Mary Read...that is so cool! --Cin

gazker said...

OMG Dawn, when you wrote me and said you went to Bar Mitzvah, I thought it was some trendy eatery!!!!! LOLOL, Now I getcha!
Gaz xxxx

specialadyfink said...

"Trick or Treat"
Happy J-Land Halloween
Love how you decorated for the occasion
You are invited to my partay-please come join the fun at

pharmolo said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Hungarian Rhapsody (Liszt, if memory serves)? One accomplished pianist there.

Trick or treat!

bethjunebug said...


sangrialel said...

I love that gamestop place, my boys use it too.  Linda

deshelestraci said...

I was also unaware that Nepal is devoid of large lakes!  Love it!  Sounds like the Bar Mitzvah was a good time.  Wish our culture did more to give the young adults a way to transition into adulthood.  

nightmaremom said...

I wanted to be in my jammies by 4 too  LOL

preciousone25 said...

Sounds like you all had a great time at the Bar Mitzvah, and your evening sounds like IT went well, too!!  LOL!!

Take Care,

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hadonfield78 said...

Trick Or Treat
You sure are Sweet.............
I am so glad.......
That we did meet.........
Your Freind Hadon

cacklinrosie101 said...

I think a Bar Mitzvah is a wonderful experience for everyone.  We went to one years ago at our old house.  Reading the Hebrew amazes me.  I'm glad your back is feeling better.  I've had a cranky shoulder, which I shouldn't complain about.  I have to redo my computer area or something.  Hope you all enjoy Halloween!  HUGS  Chris

chat2missie said...

Enjoy your week that's starting!

tampa0503 said...

Glad you had a good day and that it is a 'good' tired.  


toonguykc said...

Two and a half hours??!!  I hope the banquet was really, REALLY good!! ;)


tendernoggle said...

Love your little flasher!!!! lol lol
love ya,

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
What a great attitude ... "I'm planning on this being a fabulous week!"  I think I'll do the same!

queeniemart said...

the Bar Mitzvah sounds very interesting and i am glad you all went and enjoyed it. My son used to be into PS2 but he is not anymore..i wish he keeps him off the streets.....i know Halo 3 was  a HUGE deal at my employer on the night it came out.
HUGS, lisa jo

erarein63 said...

Sounds like a very enjoyable, albiet long day spent with family and friends.  Glad your back is feeling good enough to pay some bills, lol.  And I'm currently passing 9th grade.  De ;)

mleighin21st said...

You've had a busy weekend.  Hope you have a great Monday.  
                           Smiles,  Leigh

fisherkristina said...

In your pj's at 4:35?  Cool!

Krissy :)

eml625 said...

What a great weekend. My son played Halo 3, I think he rented it.
Hope you continue to feel  better ....

wwfbison said...

Happy to hear your back is doing well.  It sounds like you had quite a day.  Glad you had such a good time.