Nap time not so much

Aaron is standing in his cot screaming…  He is so tired but he doesnt want to lie down or drink his bottle or be held.  So he is in his cot crying.  Hopefully he will get tired of the crying and lie down and sleep.  Mommy needs the nap!

One down…

1st night Pesach is over.  The food was a hit.  I am exhausted.  Aletta and I worked our arses off today and it definitely paid off.

Here are a few pics from tonight.  I unfortunately forgot to take pics of the dessert and funnily enough there wasnt much left to photagraph 😉

Gefilte Fish 'Loaf' with cooked carrot garnish
Gefilte Fish 'Loaf' with cooked carrot garnish
Butternut and Pumpkin Kugel
Butternut and Pumpkin Kugel
My Seder Table
My Seder Table

Im so glad its all over, I had fun organising and cooking but now I can relax…

Pesach, Easter, Voting…

I love being Jewish, I love working for a Jewish organisation, I love being South African, I love all the public holidays we have this month.

The bottom line is that I only work 14 days in April! In fact only 13 and a half days but whos counting?

As of 12pm today I am off work until Friday 17th and all that is only costing me half a days leave!

Awesome.

Out the window

Our ancient HP Laser Jet decided that today is the day it was going to start dying.  Of course today is the day that I need to print a 1600 page job.  Of course I cant stop the job half way through.

So Raleen and I have spent the last hour fixing the non existent paper jams.

Raleen is a genius though, she made the suggestion that we feed the paper through the manual document feed tray.  This does mean that instead of feeding the stupid machine a ream at a time we have to give it about 30 pages at a time.  But at least the bloody thing is printing!!!

After this job it might just find itself flying out the nearest window!

Its all a matza pudding

Today I start cooking for Pesach.

The chicken soup is simmering on the stove as I type.  Its the first time I have made ‘real’ chicken soup and I am hoping it is up to my moms standard.  Once the soup is done I will let it cool and freeze it only to be defrosted on Wednesday morning.

Tomorrow I will be making this pot roast.  Sounds sooooo yummy I cant wait for Wednesday night.

In addition to the soup and roast, in great Jewish tradition, we are having a very full menu.

My Seder Menu


Eggs in saltwater

Chicken soup and kneidlach (matza balls)

Gefilte fish

Pot Roast

Butternut and pumpkin kugel

Roast potatoes

Green Salad

Apple fluff

Fresh Fruit

Ice-cream


Yum yum!

Love-maker!

So today, after two and a half years at my current job, two and a half years with out a single spam email, I recieved my first one.

It pisses me off to no end.  I dont open odd links, I am deeply paranoid about viruses and I have an anti-virus on my machine, I am very selective about websites I visit, I never randomly give out my email address!

Spam sucks eggs!

If its not one thing…

Getting Aaron to sleep has become easier, much less crying and screaming.  Getting him to stay asleep, now thats a diferent story.

We were  woken up at least once or twice last night and that was before the 4:45am wake up call.  From then on it was play, play, play!

Eventually I took the little darling to the lounge to watch CBeebies.  Thank Gd for my iPod Touch.  I played backgammon while trying to keep my eyes open for almost two hours.

Conversation with the butcher…

Me: Hi, can I place an order to collect on Sunday?

Butcher: No, but you can come in on Sunday.

Me: So you can guarantee that I will get what I need if I just come in?

Butcher: No.

Me: So you cant guarantee me what I need and you wont take an order?

Butcher: Ok, give me your order.

Me: So you will have it for me on Sunday?

Butcher: I cant promise.

Me: So why are you taking my order?

Butcher:

Me: Never mind, I will go to another butcher!

Butcher: Ok.