last night on the way up to redding....i began a sweater for heather's baby. mindless garter stitch! whoohoo! a slight break from the stupid sock i frogged for the 4th time. i must have written the instructions down wrong.
the night was realy cool. rosemary schindler is nice and beautiful. i was not expecting her to be so young! i wanted to get a picture of tirzah and chai chatting with her but the batteries in the camera died! i do have some semi clear photos from the "cry-room" which meant i could have kids running around AND hear the whole schpiel.see the glass "seam"?
there was the reformed rabbi of redding , whose daughter is named talia too. he was very nice.
rabbi melamed sp? who is an iraqi jew, ex-haganah, IDF vetran and war hero. he totally rocked!
he escaped in 1941 from the nazi-muslim progroms in iraq in a bus in the desert in JULY! i think he said he was 7. can you imagine 3 weeks on a hot bus with kids?
the jewish consulate reps and cufi reps (christians united for israel) and they raised money for yad sarah and another israeli charity i think called zipporah that works with ethiopian jews in israel. $7,149.24
there was a lil bit of traditional dance, worship and a pretty decent goyish attempt at the aaronic benediction. botched pronounciation but decent anyways :-) heehee
our buddy daniel was asked to be a shofar blower. he always has it with him. he has known rosemary for years and is one of the best shofar guys in the north state. but i love it when he makes cattle noises thru it for tali.
we returned home around midnight. cuz sam was schmoozing. but i had packed sandwhiches and snacks. it was 96 up there before the confrence and 66 on the way home thank goodness! but the chocolate i had brought was soup! it will be 115-120degrees soon. yuck!
so that is a quick recap.
i had a dental appt today. my eye is still numb! so i am off...
oh! before i go! the whit and whimsy of M.E. from my knitters treat exchange pal. Linda. she sent sugar for the kids
now i am gonna curl up with the new interweave and a cuppa tea in my new cup! (IK has a knitted chuppah in it! very nice! but too bad it is after knitting wounded's wedding! drat!