Posted By Kathleen David on September 17, 2012
The fun thing about the year is that you can have so many new beginnings depending on how you look at the year. For me, my New Year really begins on my birthday but according to the Gregorian Calendar, I am off a couple of months from the “real” New Year. And then there are things like Chinese New Year and the Jewish New Year. So today we celebrate a New Year in the Jewish calendar and the beginning of the Year 5773.
This weekend we went up to Connecticut to celebrate Peter’s parents 60th wedding anniversary. My sister-in-law Beth arranged everything and she managed to get all the kids, grandkids, and significant others into the same room with each other. The last time that happened I think was Ariel’s Bat Mitzvah. Since then there have been combinations of groups but not the whole mishbucha at the same time. I think my in-laws had a good weekend. Caroline had a blast playing with her cousins. It all worked out. Peter was so happy to have all his girls in one place at one time.
I didn’t watch any football games this weekend and my picks were very wrong so I figure I am at the bottom of the standings. I can watch football again in two weeks. College football is a total mystery. Baseball is winding up. I am happy that my beloved Orioles aren’t out of it yet. Mets are looking at next year already. Makes for some fun baseball but it doesn’t mean squat this year. Braves are still in the hunt for at least the Wild Card. Hockey had yet another lockout. I think the owners are going to kill the golden goose with this one. Fans are really upset this time around and if other sports can get them interested in their sport, hockey is really going to end up with a bloody nose.
Caroline is home from school today. I am thinking of taking her to the library and to the fabric shop to get moving on her Halloween costume. I also need to do a small restock of the larder with perishables and the cats need food and litter. So today is going to be a run around day with laundry tossed in for good measure.
I am grateful for fun family gatherings.