Daily Archives: August 26, 2010

Card Conundrum

I was toying with the idea of Shana Tova cards, basically, ever since the talented Leigh-Ann emailed me with the link to her new website of New Year cards. I love them, and I think this is a wonderful way to wish people a Happy New Year. (Yeah, I am a bit late on this but I guess it can apply to any occasion).

I would love to put pictures on it – but some of the kids refuse to pose… so do you think it’s ok to just have a pic of me and the KoD? Or no pic at all?

And then I got to thinking – how would we sign the card? My kids have a different last name than I do, and I use my maiden name and my married name.

So what are the options?

Shana Tova from the Milner / BoysName family? (But then, the SABO is left out…..) OR

Shana Tova from the nine of us – I would list all first names? OR

Shana Tova from QoH and KoD and assorted princes and princesses?

(There is laundry and housework to be done, but I much prefer to spend my time worrying about this…. 😀 )

Modest Dressing – 3

I have been doing Physical Therapy to help with my back pain. I was concerned about what I should be wearing – and whether I could expect to keep my modesty while doing the various exercises that the PT needs me to do to strengthen my back.

Ready for PT Torture

After asking for advice from friends, this is the outfit that makes sense to me, while not looking frumpy. You can work out and be tzanuah (modest) at the same time. Wearing a long skirt, even with sweatpants underneath, is not safe – the skirt can get caught on the machines.

I am wearing a bandanna on my head that I have had for many years, it cost me a dollar.

Pink layering long sleeve tee was from Old Navy 4 years ago. It’s quite sheer, so you cannot wear it without a camisole underneath or something on top. I think I paid $9.99 on sale.

The black short sleeve tee is also Old Navy – kids section $7.99. I bought their XL (or size 14) as the neckline works better when wearing it under a sweater or something. I buy lots of my underneath tees at the kids section.

Skirt was $19.99 at Lollipop in Montreal. I actually bought it for my step daughter but it didn’t fit her well, so I tried it on, and kept it.

Leggings were $9.99 at Walmart. It isn’t clear on the picture, but they have the logo of the Montreal Canadiens (hockey team) on them.

Socks were $2.99, and the sneakers are a recent buy at Costco – $29.99.

Under $85!!

…and the best part? I think the PT is helping.

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Being a religious single mother by choice

I came across this article about single motherhood by choice, in Israel. Please read it even though it is long. By bringing attention to this article I am neither agreeing nor disagreeing with this option for older single unmarried women. I think it’s a topic that needs to be discussed out in the open.

When commenting, please let’s all remember that even if we disagree, we can do so politely.

School Lunches

It’s that time of year again. The kids are going back to school and need to pack a lunch. Daily. They get very bored and tired of sandwiches. What do you send your kids for lunches to keep it varied and interesting, not to mention nutritious?

ETA – they have no access to microwave at school, nor hot water.