The sun is out – we had a glorious weekend, and I feel so much more like me today. Jessica Mary danced off to summer camp with a smile on her face, she’s really happy there, which in turn, makes me happy. Marc is off to work and Sam and I are hanging at home waiting for Miss Jordyn to come play with us.

I went to services at the synagogue on Saturday morning with Jess. Almost everyone there that day was much older than I was – and I still don’t have the foggiest idea what they’re doing most of the time. But I was still happy to go, it’s nice to listen to the Hebrew and read along in the prayer book, even if most of what I do is just day dream. I was especially happy to go with Jess, and was pleasantly surprised at all of the smiles and little pats she got. I think most of the people there were very happy to see a little girl in a pretty sundress sitting so patiently thru the service. One woman gave her some candy, and a little old man patted her head when we slipped past him. It’s a nice way to do Shabbat. Which is still my favorite part of the week, and my favorite part of Judaism. Of course, coming home to a messy house took a little bit of the bloom off my day. We went to the library in the afternoon, and I could feel myself rejuvenating just being surrounded by all those books. There’s something so thrilling about floors and floors of books and I can take out as many as I want…

Jess has recently started being more and more interested the woman’s suffragette movement – I’ve read her a couple of books about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Amelia Bloomer – and I’m loving that she’s so curious. It was one of my passions when I was younger, I read everything I could find on the topic and I love passing that down to her.

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