Today is Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year. I have so much to be thankful for … a healthy and beautiful child, a loving and hysterically funny husband, a generous family, a great new job, and a house (which could use a little organizing from time to time) that I absolutely love to come home to.  

While I’m only a week and a day in on this “working mom” thing, I am starting to “get it.” The feelings of pressure, exhaustion, exhilaration as I try to balance a career and a home-life (baby, husband, dishes, etc). Even though I’m feeling swamped, here a couple things that I feel are worth mentioning:
1) We leave to Maui for Dirty Uncle P-Ko and Auntie Jo’s wedding in TWO weeks from Thursday!! So excited. But remember that “hot bod” that I was supposed to have by the time I left, and that 30 day/30 min diet that I was doing to actually achieve the “hot bod…” Um, yeah…. Let’s just say I’m going to be packing  a couple more poolside tunics than I had anticipated. If only they made spanxs bikinis….
2) I have been nominated for a SMILE AWARD! Thank you, Jackie!
Apparently, the characteristics of wining are:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (this of course does not apply at 3am when baby is up crying).

2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes. (Me? Never!)
4. Must learn from others. 
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world. (Perfectly Disheveled, yo!)
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids. (Adore. Obsessed. Crazy in love).

3) T-Ko went fishing on Sunday with a couple friends. He said it was the one of the most miserable day of his life… the water was horribly choppy, making the trip not only unpleasant but downright scary at times (especially when the coast guard issued a “small craft warning- return to the harbor immediately” warning). To top it off, the only thing he even caught was a bird!   Thankfully, T-Ko, albeit exhausted and bruised, made it home in one piece late Sunday night. Well, T-Ko, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but: From now on, will you PLEASE stay home on Sunday and enjoy that NFL / Football Ticket thingy you have on Direct TV? It’s sooo much safer. 🙂
4) I recently wrote a post on MomLogic called “Forgive Me God, I have a Kid.”  Some of the comments I received were a bit disconcerting…. some even offensive. I know I do not need to say it but I am proud to be a Jew. The beauty of my religion is that I can pray anywhere I want to, in anyway I want to– That I can reflect and atone, and thank G-d for all that he has blessed me with. I also want to add that sure, I could bring the baby with me to temple, but like I said, he wouldn’t sit still so I’d end up being outside in the lobby with him. So really, what’s the point? And frankly, it’s distracting and unfair to others. When he gets older, of course he will join us in our beautiful tradition.  Check out some of the comments though… People are awfully self-righteous and judgmental.  Jeez! 
With that, I would like to wish you ALL a VERY happy, healthy and sweet new year! 
L’ Shana Tova!
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  1. Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
    Good lord. Those are the women who bring their screaming babies to movies too. How would those crazy beyotches react if they knew that I'm - G-d forgive me - AT WORK. Not only that, I don't fast on Yom Kippur. Bad little Jewish girl! Bad!

    L'shanah Tovah J-ko. Enjoy your day with the baby. That in itself is a more spiritual day than sitting and sweating and gossiping at shul.
  2. Alli B.
    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
    Happy New Year Yenny!! I love you !