What? You thought Thanksgiving was last week? I'm sorry, you must not have heard about the Central Israel timewarp. Here you see, it will be Thanksgiving on Saturday. Actually, there really is no Thanksgiving here (confused yet?). The actual US holiday is just a regular work day for us, but we have a long-standing tradition of celebrating the holiday the following day (Friday is a weekend here) with several other very good friends who are also originally from the States. This year though one of the spouses had to be in Korea all last week, so we had to postpone Thanksgiving. We figure once you're already celebrating on some other day anyway, there's really no reason it has to be that same weekend. So, this coming Saturday has been declared the official date of our annual MidEast Thanksgiving (Observed).
Which reminds me, I still need to write up a shopping list. I have to make a carrot souffle and a child-friendly dessert to bring with me.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
After spending so much of my time reading other people's blogs, I've finally decided it was time to take the plunge and start one of my own. I'm a writer, editor, lactation consultant, and most importantly, a MOM. I'll be writing about my kids, my life, all that sort of boring stuff. Stick around if you'd like. I can't promise scintillating prose or deep philosophical debates, but who knows, you may at least get a cute picture every once in a while. I've got a 5 1/2 year old son, Itai, who's learning to rollerblade backwards, and a 3 year old daughter, Maya, who just yesterday decided to sit quietly and let the hairdresser trim her bangs without a fuss (of course it helps that his name is Mikki and she thinks he's related to Mickey Mouse!).
Posted by Robin at 12:45 PM