Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Thanks for all the fish

Tonight at sunset we start a new year, which naturally makes me think about the one just past.

Damn, y'all. It's been one heck of a year.

We faced the reality that, with Bad Cohen's health problems, we will only ever be parents to one child.

An unusual cold snap brought us an appreciation of our ancestors' gumption and a new family member.

Bad Cohen's dietary restrictions made planning Pesach menus... umm... interesting, but we pulled through with all your suggestions. And even though I'm not a sports fan, I think I finally get why some people are.

The spring was looking great, with new garden plans and finally some sunshine, but then, just after Pesach, we lost Bad Cohen's dad. And then had to deal with the aftermath. Oh, and the drinking.

Turns out, though, gardening can be therapeutic. As can a tropical vacation. Which was good, because I got all riled up again mid-summer over the conversion narishkeit in Israel.

And unfortunately, Elul saw us more focused on physical health than spiritual, but things seem to be healing themselves alright there.

If I've offended or upset anyone, I am sincerely sorry. To atone, I offer the following:


Anonymous Minnesota Mamaleh said...

it *has* been quite a year for you all! love the muppet bit, although my husband thinks it's al wrong to mess with the muppets! go figure?! i hope your rosh hashanah was peaceful and your upcoming year filled with sweetness.

9/12/2010 10:24 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

And you really have to wonder at a frog answering the phone in Cantonese.
Talented bunch, those frogs. Kermit especially.

10/07/2010 8:51 PM  

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