Monday, September 15, 2008

Thanks!

Thank you so much to everyone who keeps checking in despite my lack of posting...

My ISP is responsible for part of it - I had several days during which I wasn't able to log in, so I missed a real time congratulations to Kirby (now over at Children Mentioned) on the birth of her beautiful baby, Abby Rose.

My own Abigail had a bit of a fit when she first heard the name and told me, "I'm SO angry. That's MY name." (she went on with this for about 3 minutes) but as soon as I told her that they were going to call her Abby, she was instantly fine with it. I must admit it was hilarious to hear her go on about it. I guess that's what happens after a long day at preschool...

I'm beyond swamped. What Ohad and I usually do is that we each take on way too many things to do and then we split the work in the best way we can (like I'm doing the html for one of his experiments, while he finds articles that I need for my resesarch) but simple math (which we are both supposedly really good at) would show that it just doesn't work... but then, somehow, we work like crazy people, often until 11 or 12 at night and on Fridays and (today) at 7:30am and we manage to catch up. We're still not at that caught up stage right now, but I hope we'll get there sometime in the next few months... Or that we'll at least find time to drink coffee together in the morning without discussing the table of contents for the user manual I'm writing...

Hadas seems to really be enjoying her new school. If there's any kid who would do well in a place like the school she's going to, it's Hadas. She's very independent and confident. She's always been responsible about doing her schoolwork without being reminded and she really loves to learn. She gets along well with her roommates too. We're still learning what having her home on the weekends means - we want her to be happy to come home but to still feel like part of the family in terms of responsibility, so we let her sleep late, but asked her to help clear the table. It seems to be going well.

Oops. That was just Hadas on the phone. Her cold isn't getting better and she wanted to know what to do. Hard to be a long-distance mom :-(

5 comments:

Sara said...

That is hilarious about Abigail and Abby's name. I guess it just goes to show that you picked exactly the right name for Abigail, since she's so fiercely protective of it.

Sorry that Hadas is sick. It must be really interesting trying to figure out your new role in each others' lives at such a young age. It sounds like you're all doing great.

Kelli said...

You can't help but love the righteous indignation of a three-year old. Hopefully they'll grow to be fast friends. :)

DrSavta said...

Interesting about Abigail... I always had thought of Abigail as the name of a brave, intelligent, independent woman (I guess I was thinking of Abigail Adams.) Your Abigail will grow up to be one, I have no doubt. I expect great things from her and from Abby following in the footsteps of their very able, very independent, very intelligent mothers.

Sarah said...

that is sooo funny about abigail! it must be very strange having hadas away all week. now that piper is in daycare i may cry just thinking about it.

Bea said...

Glad the school is working out. You both seem to be getting the hang of it steadily enough.

As for the workload - well, hope I'm not interrupting anything, is all! Maybe I should let you get back to it...

Bea