But wait! Ora has her times of the year totally messed up! But I can't think of another reason for "Nes Gadol Haya Sham" (A Great Miracle Happened There). You've all heard me rant on that Abe and Rose can't get along, especially sitting in a car, as well as the stuff that I have to endure from their father.... But it must've been a miracle that occurred.
We, as in all four of us, had a great, long, weekend. It was Columbus Day here in the US- a day for shopping and totally forgetting the original meaning of the holiday (wait, that's another rant). But in any event, we knew that we had extra time to relax. Going into the weekend, we really needed that time since we had just finished up atoning all day on Yom Kippur. But wait, there's more- Succot, the harvest festival where you put up a little booth (Succah) and eat (and sleep) in it starts at the end of the weekend!! Arghhhh! Whoever scheduled the Jewish holidays during this time of year wasn't a woman.
Oh well. In any event.... My company's Employee Activity Committee (EAC) worked a deal where we were able to get complimentary (read- FREE) tickets to a show. It was a political monologue dealing with older issues, but it was very, very topical to today. (see Margalit's previous post on "According to Tip")
All four of us went, and surprise, surprise, all four of us had a great time (although Rosie kept needing a bit of history lessons). No one complained about going, no one picked on another and everyone was laughing their head off. What a success. Such a miracle!
The next day, homework was getting done, the succah was getting up (it's easy since it's already made pieces, numbered where to go together with some screws and a power drill). And the weather report for the following day was still good weather- no raining on this parade!
So everyone got up and did what they had to do (including packing and picking up for Abe as he headed back to school) and in the car we were- very close to the anticipated time! First a stop at Abe's school to pick up his glasses (the child is SUPPOSED to wear them all the time except when reading......) Now he can drive the rest of the way there and practice his driving. Ulp!! You are supposed to look behind you when merging!! Rose was VERY well behaved and didn't say a word (although inside she was screaming).
We, all four of us, had agreed that it would be fun to go to a Medieval/Renaissance fair (or faire, in the colloquium). Rosie agreed when she saw that there would be shopping. The place was south of Abe's school, so it was convenient to go to since he had to take him back sometime that day anyway.
We had a lot of fun!!! Everyone did. And there were no hassles about food, no griping about what to see, no complaining about being cold (late in the afternoon). So a good day was had by all. In my house, that counts as a certified MIRACLE!!!!
Then to round out the day, after dropping off Abe, we went to that big Swedish mega-store. I'd never been there yet. We wanted to see some possibilities for a new bed and desk for Rosie, and the patient wanted to look for CD/DVD racks.