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Goodbye old car!

December 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Goodbye old car!  Thanks for taking good care of us all these years! We’re going to miss you!” Miriam repeated words like this many times today.  I don’t know why I get sad when getting rid of a car.  Am I doing the right thing??  How can we just leave it here to be scrapped […]

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Building a Sukkah (2008)

October 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

This year the spirit possessed us and we decided to build a sukkah for the holiday of Sukkot.  We’d done a poor attempt a few years ago but this was the first real one for all of us. Sukkot occurs 5 days after Yom Kippur, in late September or October.  It reminds us of the […]

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Categories: Building · Family Life · House & Home · Judaism · Religion & Holidays · Sukkot
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Safer cosmetics I found at Expo West

April 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments

As I wandered the dozens of aisles at Expo West 2008, I collected information on nontoxic makeup. This is hardly a comprehensive review. I haven’t included brands I already knew well, or even every brand I saw. Just a handful of new or interesting products to share with you all. Information is based on company […]

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Miriam’s Birthday Present

February 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I don’t know who was more excited: the birthday girl or her mom. Miriam is turning 3 on February 26th and I wanted to get her something special. She’s been planning her birthday party for nearly a year now and, whenever we ask her what she wants (either for the party itself or for her […]

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Miriam’s New Bed – Part II

February 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This is a follow up to Part I from Dec, 2007. We got this bed frame for free from Freecycle and it was a mess. Massive scrubbing ensued. Then we varnished, but the coat done in the late afternoon bubbled due to the cold. It took nearly two months before we had a warm sunny […]

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Miriam’s New Bed

December 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Written Dec 12: I got a wooden bed frame with drawers from Freecycle December 9 to use for Miriam. It is quite old and solid wood with some plywood. It was pretty filthy, since it was sitting in a walled-in porch for years. I spent a couple hours yesterday scrubbing it all down. When it […]

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