I also think, in the four seconds before I fall asleep, that I am kind of proud of myself for finally (finally) convincing my family that "experience gifts" are way better than gifts of all-the-things. Especially because we already have all-the-things and have no more room in the house for more-all-the-things.
Experiences? Those make memories and if you're lucky, a frame-able picture.
This week we were lucky enough to visit Legoland in Westchester and the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.
But before I get to that, there were a few trips I missed sharing last week.
We went bowling at what apparently is a bowling alley that needs to be patrolled by the police. I felt a weird combination of terrified and very safe, all at the same time.
Looking ahead to Monday, I think we're good. I have everything I need to pack us up for the week in the hospital (thank you Amazon prime delivery man!), my other kids have lists of what they need to pack for their extended stay in my parents' house and I have a freezer full of cooked dinners for several weeks. We know where we have to go on Monday morning and exactly what we need to do and when we need to stop drinking apple juice. There is definitely something positive (and not only soul-crushing) about going through all the motions leading up to surgery once before and then having it cancelled right before go-time.
Wishing everyone a beautiful Shabbos.
Tani's name for tehillim is Arielle Netana bat Chana Zahava. All prayers, positive thoughts and good deeds sent up are appreciated.