Friday, September 23, 2005

The power of Challah Baking

I was supposed to get 40 people to bake challah for shabbos in order to help with a refuah for my dad. All they had to do is to do hafrashas challah after chatzos on friday afternoon, add the yehi ratzon from shemonah esrei and insert my dad's name into it. It can only be done for one person so if someone is doing it for someone else, she cannot add my father's name as well. Doesn't sound to bad, right? I found about 3 people who actually bake challah regularly and 2 of them do it before friday. 2 to 3 more people said they would do it this week for him even though they do not do it regularly. That left only 36 more people that were needed. People started asking everyone they knew. After about a week and a half we got about 25 people to sign on which I feel is an impressive number. A friend of mine spoke with our rabbi and he said that the number of people is arbitrary and everything helps anyway so we should continue on with the challah baking with whoever we have. I spoke with a friend of mine last night and she told me she knows a woman who has a list of about 500 challah bakers. Every week she assigns 40 of them to a choleh for a refuah and next week my dad and mom are on the list. So 80 people will be making challah with my parents in mind. I hope that g-d is listening.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

We Have Takeoff

Well, it's been a while. I could write a tremendous amount about cancer or about my golden vacation but the only thing I really want to talk about is my 5 month old. For the past few weeks, he has been rocking back and forth on all fours. He gets up on his hands and feet into crawling position. He sways back and forth 3 or 4 times and then falls flat on his face. Yesterday, he got up, swayed, and his right knee pulled forward about an inch before he fell on his face. Guys, I think we have a crawler.