Sunday, June 20, 2010

Miscellany, and I'm elsewhere today


Click to enlarge (this shot may look slightly familiar - it's a different version of one I posted a while back, reprocessed with a few new tricks)
(If you're looking for Summer Stock Sunday it's the post below this one. What can I say, I had a lot to say today.)
I'm over at Ilana-Davita's today. She's been interviewing a series of Anglo-Israeli bloggers and today is my day in the hot seat. If you've been wondering about my back story and how I ended up in Israel this is your chance.
On the home front, Itai got his cast off today (and did quite the boisterous happy dance around the hallway on our way out). It wasn't broken, just a bad sprain so a week's immobilization and rest did the trick and now he's good to go. His mother though is a teeny bit sorry that he wasn't given any restrictions on his sporting activity (and yes, I asked), I'd have thought that easing into things a bit might have been a smart idea...

Maya is chugging right along with a social calendar to rival a supermodel's , complete with kindergarten level jockeying about who is and isn't one's friend (today that is, tomorrow it will all have changed seventeen times over). (I know, I can hardly believe it myself, my veteran readers will remember a time in the not so distant past where even a playdate was beyond contemplation.) She has her kindergarten graduation party Wednesday evening and I am SO bummed that I can't be there. Jay has had to miss the last few events and she has her heart set on having her daddy there. Fair enough. I was planning on attending too though, but Itai has an end of the year pool party of his own that night that I need to go to (to chaperone, I don't expect any of the kids to actually pay any attention to their parents that night). At least I'll get to Maya's afternoon program end of the year party the following week - they do a whole dog and pony show there too, so I'll have to get my fill of kvelling (and photos) in then.
I think I'm finally coming out of my creative slump a bit too, I got a few very cool shots today that I'll be sharing later on. It feels good to be getting back to it. I don't always realize to what extent but I really do depend on my creative side to keep me sane.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
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This Eclectic Life said...

Oh, girl! Things are not slowing down for you at all, are they?!! I'm so glad Itai's arm wasn't broken. And, Maya sounds like a whole new child from a few years ago. How wonderful. I hope you get to slow down and enjoy your summer!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful shot!!! That would be incredible printed on a big canvas.

Mojo said...

If this shot is a sample, then yeah, I'd say the slump is broken. Then again, I didn't notice a slump to begin with.

Happy Fathers Day to Jay!

quilly said...

Lovely chrysanthemum.

When you came by my place and commented on my post about wanting a cabin on the cliff, maybe you would have better understood the location had you seen the previous post and all of my Bald Eagle photographs.

Robin said...

I did see all of the bald eagles but I'm a water person, I need to be right down there. Beautiful as the cliff top is I'd find it too frustrating.

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

*sigh* why do they have to get bigger, again?! i hate when we have to split up/ miss kids' events and yes, i do realize that it's just the beginning of all of that jazz! hang in there, mama and for the record, i saw/ fe;t NO slump! :)

bichonpawz said...

I didn't notice a slump either! But I do know what you mean...sometimes you just lose that creative mojo and you don't feel very sane!! Sounds like things are still pretty busy in your corner!! Take it easy Robin!

Daryl said...

Slump? Where?

Heckety said...

I completely agree with creativity keeping one sane, and also, not realising what's wrong when things are out of kilter when often 'all' it is is that you/one hasn't done anything for a week or so.
It sure sounds like you are being bowled over by offspring activities! I'm glad I'm done that, mostly, and then sometimes its just horrible not being needed. I loved it so much when mine were your guys' ages, partly because every day brought surprises and in 'how the heck did you manage to.....?'!!!
And the photo is amazing- I'm saving for some of yours- I'm hoping to get paid for Church stuff another fortnight!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like the kiddos are thriving and that life is keeping you all busy and occupied. Maya and Itai are such great kids - I'd love to meet you all in person some day.

Love that shot - love it! It is going on my list.

Janet said...

Glad to hear you're coming out of your slump!

anymommy said...

I read your interview. You are so interesting. Also, (blush), thank you.