The Underdog Triumphs

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Good Bagel

My dad said my grandfather used to say, "Keep your eye upon the bagel, and not upon the hole." So even though today had it's tough moments, I'm keeping my eye upon the bagel by sharing some good things that happend today.

1. After noticing that absolutely no one, anywhere, smiled yesterday I decided to make the Design Department happy by leaving them a note saying "have a smile on me" with a freshly baked banana bread. I also went a tad out of my way to pick up a special vegan treat for Tony. It made me decide I want to do something nice for someone everyday.

2. I liked that my dad called me at work to tell me how horrible the weather is and I shouldn't drive home. He was relieved when I told him I took the train.

3. Kittymoon said I could help her make a BUNDT cake tomorrow night. (I have a mysterious obsession with bundt pans, therefore I am super excited).

4. Finished another great autobiography today. Will blog about my latest reads and (why I wish I was friends with the authors) soon.

4 As I walked home from the train I realized I made a good investment in the boots I bought Sunday afternoon.

5. I gave myself permission to take the night off and forget about cleaning, school work, dishes, etc. and just watch bad TV like the O.C., and good TV like Everwood (which strangely me have a short, cathartic cry).

6. Mom calling all of her children to make sure "all her ducks were in a row," and at safely at home.

7. Climbing into bed to do some more vegging under the down comforter.

Lilah Tov (Good night)

Friday, December 02, 2005

An Afternoon of Nephews

Wednesday afternoon was spent swooning of the cuteness of my new nephew at his Bris, and kvelling over my other nephew at his Bar Mitzvah practice.

Nephews are a good a thing when you don't yet have children of your own. You can spoil them, play with them, make them laugh, take them to movies they're not suppose to see or teach them about music they're not suppose to hear--and at the end of a day you can give them back.

It's really amazing to watch someone grow up see the person they become. My nephew has a great sense of humor, is incredibly sweet and sensitive, loyal and loving towards other people--almost to a fault. He has become quite a man. Watching him practice the other day brought tears to my eyes. I know how determined he is to do well. How behind on his Hebrew he was, how disconnected to Judaism he felt. And there he was, flawlessly reciting his Torah portion. He is a man.