4 Jan. 2021

Three Mitzvahs and A Shiva

2021-01-05T08:19:55-05:00January 4th, 2021|Family, Friends, Grief, Parenting|

This is us in 2019 on our most recent college girls trip (to Nashville). We wonder when we will all be together again in person?! Before I could start my video to join the Saturday morning services at a synagogue in Northern California I’ve never been to, and will probably never go to, the group text had already begun. “Show your face, Rach!” texted one of my friends from college. “Coming,” I texted back “only showing waist up [...]

29 Dec. 2020

2020, Outside

2020-12-29T13:29:51-05:00December 29th, 2020|COVID-19, Family, Friends|

We celebrated our next door neighbor's front yard bat mitzvah, outside in 2020. I spent a lot of time outside this year. We all did, right? At the outset of the global pandemic while following the rules (I’m a rule follower!) to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19, I found myself feeling quite isolated at home. We all felt that way, right? And so in order to keep my sanity and see the people I [...]