Daily Archives: August 18, 2010

Head-coverings are invading!!

Those of you who cover your hair will understand my predicament. My scarves and hats etc are taking over my closet. Every so often I will neaten up my piles of scarves, tichels, bandannas and longer headbands. It stays neat for 24 hours maybe.

I need a way to organize my mitpachot (headscarves) so that I can find the colours and styles I need without having to mess up my shelf. I am limited as to space – so space-saving ideas are welcome.

Here’s a pic of the carnage…. HELP!!

oh the mess!!

Oh and if it helps – my stash consists of 20 bandannas, 25 mitpachot, 6 headscarves, and about 12 assorted scarves of different sizes, 5 baseball caps (yes, one is a Yankees one, in pink) plus about 5 berets (that I never wear coz the KoD thinks they do nothing for me), and 2 pre-tieds that I don’t wear for the same reason….

Wednesday’s Wacky Signs

Modest Dressing – 2

Ok, this really is not going to be a daily feature, but I had to get dressed up again today to go to a bris in Far Rockaway, so I figured I would share with you.

All dressed for the bris

I love this outfit – it’s fun and flirty, yet modest. The black skirt is a staple – I only have about half a bazillion in my closet, but this is my favourite. The zipper goes the entire length of the skirt – can zip it all the way, or leave it open a few inches if you are so inclined. It is knee length and lycra and totally washable.

Skirt detailing

The white long sleeve tee is just your basic white shell that you can pick up anywhere. The purple top is cut on the bias – I am not sure how well the photo shows it. I love the flower detailing at the top. It’s loose and comfy and not constricting. However, because it is slightly A-line I do notice some women looking to see if there is a preggo belly protruding underneath. I wore stockings again today – the bris was in a shul, and I refuse to go barelegged to shul, even though I don’t care about being bare legged outside of it. It’s a respect thing.

detailing on the top

I was worried about how the other women would be dressed. Shouldn’t have been. However, note to self, the next time I attend a function in Far Rockaway at shul, wear a humongous hat to match my suit. Seems to be the way to dress out there.

So here is my costing (it’s approximate).


White Shell: Ruthie’s of Monsey (they really need to get online) about $20
Purple Top : Ruthie’s, on sale, $30
Black Skirt: Winners in Montreal, on sale, $19.99
Black Ballet Flats: Walmart, $14.99

Total under $100 once more.

I think my next modest dressing post will be what I wear on a dress down day….

I want you to note though, that I am not big into accessories. I have three pairs of earrings – gold hoops, diamond hoops and small pearl earrings. I wear the gold hoops during the week and the other two are Shabbat earrings. I almost always wear my necklace with the Hebrew letter HAY (for Hadassah) on it. My great uncle o.b.m made it for me by hand for my batmitzvah, and I have worn it daily ever since. I do change it when I get dressed for a wedding-  then I wear pearls.

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Waking Up

I get up with the KoD. Doesn’t matter what time he needs to be up, I will wake up at the same time, put the coffee on, wave him off to work or minyan or wherever he needs to go.

Several of my friends have informed me that this goes above and beyond my wifely duties, and that if I have no reason to be up that early, I should not be expected to. I am not expected to. I choose to wake up with my husband. I like spending time with him, even if it’s just chatting as we both go about our morning routines. Apparently I am spoiling him and eventually he will take it for granted. He wouldn’t. Not my KoD.

If I am really tired, I can always go back to sleep later, right? I never do, but I guess it’s nice to have the option. Plus, when I am up early I can get a lot of stuff done without childish interruptions.

(I am trying to fold laundry and type this up and I just bandaged up two knees,  – different kids, bicycle accidents…the phone and the internet phone were ringing – what was I saying?)

What do you think? Is this an unwritten marriage rule that no one told me about? Are there others? Do you expect your spouse to wake up with you? Do you do as I do? Why? Talk to me, folks…