Friday, October 2, 2009

Urban Fantasies and Jewish Holidays

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Tonight, in the Jewish world, it is the Sukkot Eve, the beginning of a holy day much loved here in Israel, by adult and children alike. It is the Feast of Tabernacles, and if you want to know more about it...I would recommend you my book, but it is written in Romanian, so just go to Wikipedia, they have a good informative article about the holy day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot
We are really lucky, you know, being a mixed (up) family. We got the chance to celebrate both the Jewish and Christian holidays...And Maya loves them all.
Speaking about Maya...unfortunately she's been sick again. Do you remember I've told you she trew up on Wednesday evening, while I was at the dentist? Well, it seems that it was a virus, after all, and not the result of a temper tamtrum (as it happened before). Because, Thursday, after she came home from gan she started throwing up...and it ended on Thursday night, after she didn't have anything left in her stomach. It was awful...She doesn't like to vomit, it is undignifing for her, so she heaves and cries...and she agrees to vomit only if I hold her. In my arms. And she throws up over my shoulder. Weird, huh? So I have a pretty nice way of doing it. I take her in my arms and I sit on the edge of the bath tub, this way the you-know-what goes directly into the tub and I can wash everything afterwards, including myself and my baby...But hey, anything if it help her feeling better.
So no Sukkort dinner for us, as Maya is only just recovering from the bug. She told me that at the gan one of the kids threw up in the trash can, so I tend to believe it was something she picked up from there. No suprises here...
Funny how lately I end up writing about Maya's ailments... But as I told you a million times, this is my life now, less glamorous from what it used to be when I was a journalist...I also write here not to entertain, I wanted to have a place to be with myself (and my virtual friends) to sit and "chat" , to share my worries, my feelings, my problems...
Back to Earth...so, as being Sukkot now, we have a 7 days holiday - Maya from gan and hubby from work (me, as a staying at home mum and slave for the rest of my life, I have no holiday) and if everything will be fine, I do hope we'll go out a bit and have some fun...
And before I'll go do see what's Maya been up to, I must thank from all my heart to Patricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews, two awesome writers. Their books helped me to keep my sanity in this period of distress (and stress) and also to evade into the fabulous Universe of their urban fantasies, to draw some strenght from their badass heroines. My Ladies, my heart and admiration go to you!
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7 comments:

Hevel said...

Ugh, the first year of community living and building a social group resistant immune system... Been there, done that. Next year will be better.

It seems that Maya might have the same bug as my nephew had, it was a 72-hour puke fest and then went away as it came. :-(

I hope you will get to do something fun for Sukkot!

Alone in Holy Land said...

Hi Hevel,
I really hope, too. This stomach bugs are very nasty, but, as you said, they usually go after 2-3 days, and no harm done...

Hevel said...

Did you vaccinate against chicken pox? That was one of our major things back in pre-school that I couldn't wait for the kids to catch and get over with. Obviously we didn't vaccinate.

Simcha said...

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. My kids also hate throwing up. My son threw up on Yom Kippur (no idea why, he was fine the next day) and I had to clean it up in the dark, since I couldn't turn on the light. They hate the messiness of it.

Did you finish the Mercy Thompson books? It really is one of the best Urban Fantasy series I have read. I finished the Ilona Andrews books you sent me. The second book I didn't like as much as the first but the third one was better then the second. I also assumed the it was a trilogy and was disappointed to discover that the story was not wrapped up in the third book so I have to wait almost a year to find out what happens next. I hate when that happens.
Hope Maya feels better soon

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

I hope Maya feels better. Good luck.

Alone in Holy Land said...

Thank you all for your good wishes. The puke - bug went away and Maya is feeling better, a bit shaky but definitely better.
Simcha, I agree with you on Mercy Thompson.Great series!!!!
I am reading now Ann Aguire's "Blue Diablo" (like you reccomended it. I'm lovin' it already!).

Katherine Jenkins said...

I hope everyone is healthy now and I have enjoyed reading your blog!! Thank you for the beautiful post back in July...hope you are living your dreams...if not now, very soon! Just wanted to let you know that I mentioned your blog on my site in my most recent post!!

Peace to you,
Kathy