For those of you who have checked in this week and found nothing new, I apologize for the lack of posts. It's been a hectic and somewhat overwhelming week, and the buzzing sound in my head that indicates that I am drop-dead exhausted has been starting earlier than usual every night.
The huge snow storm that hit the NY area on Monday has left us with piles of gray slush and ice, and getting around is difficult and tiring. My teenage son, who is usually fairly pleasant to me, is going through an "I just want to be left alone to watch ESPN all night" phase. My adolescent daughter is going through a "feeling insecure and anxious for no apparent reason" phase and keeps apologizing even though she's done nothing wrong. Both of them think that the existence of the other is a mistake and keep urging me, separately, to put him/her up for adoption. (Thank God for my little one, who is still sweet and easy to handle.) And I (God should forgive me) find myself, at times, counting out the years until the kids are grown up and I get to reclaim my house (and my life) for myself. (Yes, I know how ungrateful that sounds. But the whining gets to me.)
So I hope you'll forgive me for neglecting this blog at times. My head is too full of kids, work, and laundry to form coherent and intelligent thoughts. I'm kind of like an old sock- a bit worn out at the heel, and I'm losing my grip.
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