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Overall I've been too crazed to journal, but today is weirdly slow* at work so I am taking a few minutes.
*(Edited to add: I suspected it was too good to be true. Of course the shit hit the fan on about 3 different projects as soon as I finished posting this, so, we'll hope I get out on time.)

Cards: mostly sent; I ordered 50, and carefully winnowed down my list to that number, but they actually sent me extras so I still have a dozen or so I can send (probably next week; gmar chatimah tovah!).

Honey cake: baked last night.

Challah: 4 small loaves (2 raisin, 2 plain) currently on second rise to bake later today. This year, I used the King Arthur recipe that I printed out last year but decided against for some reason. I made a double batch since it claims to make 1 9-inch round, let the dough rise overnight, and it looked beautiful this morning. Aria was super interested in the dough as I was rolling it into strands for coiling. "Cookie! Pizza! I hold it? I hold it?" I told her she'll be big enough to help me next year.

12lb. brisket in fridge, waiting to prep for Thurs afternoon. Sorry, [livejournal.com profile] ablock, I fear my brisket-recipe allegiance is permanently switched! even though the simmered-in-wine version will forever smell like the essence of Rosh Hashanah to me.

Matzah ball soup: also tomorrow (using stock from freezer)

Vegetables:
- brisket potatoes & carrots
- tzimmes (I actually found frozen diced butternut squash at Not-Our-Usual-Supermarket)
- salad

Guests: 1 (maybe 2?) Thursday night, 1 Friday night

Shul: by myself tonight (6:30pm) and tomorrow morning (9am); with Aria on Friday. She saw me put on a skirt this morning (since I'm going straight from work) and said "Mama you go shul today! I go shul!"

Still to review: Shacharit davening for first day (ack) and Haftarah. I went over the davening with the rabbi during Sunday school the last two weeks and it was OK - Yom Kippur is more direly in need of practice, but first things first.

Kittel: try on tonight, bring tomorrow morning.

Shanah tovah u'metukah!

Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 04:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vettecat
It is a busy time of year! Very cool that Aria is getting into all the different aspects.

Interestingly that honey cake recipe looks just like the one I use which is from https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/treasury-of-jewish-holiday-baking-marcy-goldman/1101128769?ean=9780767918480 . I wonder whether it's a coincidence. It is really good, though!

Date: Monday, September 25th, 2017 02:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vettecat
Nice to know I'm not the only one that caught it!

BTW was flattered to find that we were on the card list... thanks for the great picture!

Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 05:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bluepapercup
Shanah Tovah!

We are only having dinner guests for Friday night, I'm serving butternut squash soup, a roasted chicken, and crispy potatoes. Perhaps one day we will be able to share a New Year's meal with you and yours! <3

Here's to a sweet and blessed 5778.

Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 02:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bluepapercup
We got your card! Todah rabah!

How did davening (and services in general) go? I thought of you during the Haftarah. :)

Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 06:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filkerdave
Shana tova!

Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 10:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Shana tova!

Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 01:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kimberlogic
Shana Tova!

Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 12:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goljerp
Shanna Tovah!

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