Zendette.com is back up

I’m still trying to figure out what happened. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Problems accessing www.zendette.com?

I am having connectivity issues with the new site. I was hoping to get some feedback from people who have tried to visit the new site, but can’t connect. Please let me know what country you are in, and what time, locally, you tried to get into www.zendette.com

Purim photos posted at: www.zendette.com

We will be celebrating Karen’s 5th birthday this Friday. Theme is a pajama party for 10 girls. I hope to post photos and/or video over the weekend. All new photos will be posted at http://www.zendette.com, see you there!

Israeli women are more educated than men, but still earn less – Haaretz – Israel News

Israeli women are more educated than men, but earn less. Fewer women are employed in senior positions than men and the majority of those receiving income supplements are women.”

Moving house

One reason I haven’t been a posting machine lately is that I’m in the process of moving my blog to my own domain. Yes, yes, mistress of my domain. Please save the jokes and any other Seinfeld references you may think of. It’s probably too early to leak this, but my new home will be at: http://www.zendette.com

A lot is happening, really, but I have so little time to think through and analyze any of it since it feels like I’m on a fast moving train most of the time. Next Friday we are throwing a small pajama party from Karen. It really warmed my itty bitty little heart when I started calling the parents of her closest friends, and they were all so excited and happy for their daughters to attend. In the not so distant past, we have had complaints about Karen fighting with other girls, and I know at least one mother who is completely afraid for her daughter to be around mine. Since I’m never sure which parents have had issues with Karen in the past, I was afraid the response wouldn’t be quite as warm and excited.

We had a wonderful Purim, and Karen’s costume, which she first described as Queen Esther, but later advised us that she was in fact dressed up as Vashti, the evil queen in the Purim story. Now I need to worry about her identifying with the “bad guy”, great.

So, I’m very excited to be moving, and I hope some of you will provide feedback on my new site. A friend is creating it for me, and one of these days I hope to be able to post more about the creation of the site and the positive spin it puts on the issue of peace in our region.

Zen Meditation: Thicker brains fend off pain

My friend Evelyn posted this recently on Facebook.  The article will interest anyone with chronic pain and those who meditate regularly.

Zen Meditation: Thicker brains fend off pain.

Photos

This weekend we begin celebrating Purim with costumes, parties and parades. I hope to have some great photos by early next week.

In the meantime, a photo of Karen and Matan with him still in his baby bed.

Best Friends!

Yesterday we put up a bunk bed for both of them and they are thrilled with it.

It's great being part of a real family, finally!


The second one is a family shot. Of course, I’m the one behind the camera. Just us hanging out on Saturday.