happy passover!



Ok, this is good.  Typing is fun when you can’t talk- makes you feel like you can get stuff out.  🙂  Now if only the text would stop swirling around the page…

I missed last night’s seder, and will miss tonight’s too, ‘cus I’ve got strep once again.  I know- third time since September.  At least this time it seems like Henri has been spared the Superinfection he usually gets when I get it.  And now that it’s been documented as being this frequent, my family doctor is sending me to an ENT for further evaluation.

Let’s see…I’m seeing an ENT for strep, a surgeon for hernia(s), aren’t I supposed to be older before I start having a different doctor for every part of my body?  🙂

I haven’t posted in a bit ‘cus we’ve been so busy studying for school.  And, I confess to taking 2 weeks off studying after our last exam to get out some other knits.  Which made this last exam (done yesterday) real pain to study for.  ALL formulas, calculating focus lengths, angles of deviation, indices of refraction, etc… Thankfully our midterm will come with a formulas sheet.

I took my first-ever trip to New York two weeks ago to go to an optical exposition for work.  It was a lot of fun; I went with my mom and dad and Yannick, and we managed to fit a LOT into barely 2 days.  We left Saturday after work and drove straight down.  Our hotel was right in the heart of Time’s Square, so we walked around a bit that night before bed.  Sunday was the expo, and a real blast.  We couldn’t make it to the shuttle ‘cus the streets to cross were closed for the New York Marathon, so we had to take the subway instead.  Really makes you appreciate the STCUM metro system!  LOL  We made it to the exp on time, in the end.  It was so cool to see all the latest lines coming out, and newest gadgets, and we got a goodie bag when we walked in that made me feel like the celebs who get givaways when they go to awards shows.  After the fair we went back to Time’s Square and got last minute tickets to see Avenue Q that night.  Then we walked to Central Park ‘cus Yannick insisted I see it, walked around there for a bit and had a quick bite from a hot dog vendor.  (Hot dogs- thumbs up.  Pretzels- thumbs down.  Fresh nuts- didn’t get a chance to try.)  Then we walked back to the theatre and saw the show, which was absolutely insane, inane, and hysterical.  From there we walked back to Time’s Square, had supper at Olive Garden (my first time) and walked around some more.  Yannick was thrilled ‘cus the night before he’d found what seemed to be the only Tim Hortons around, and my dad was thrilled ‘cus the Hershey’s store was still open.  On Monday we left before eating so we could get on the road, and stopped in Albany to go to Joann’s (my first time).  I was good and only bought a few items, stuff I can’t get here, and NO yarn.  Then we went to Lake George and bought some work clothes at the outlets, then drove to Plattsburgh to have dinner at Applebee’s (my first time) and go to the huge Big Walmart before finally getting home around 1am.  It was a crazy weekend, but it was a lot of fun, and amazingly we all got along the whole time.  Plus, since I didn’t drive, I got to knit!  I managed to finish Anouk for a friend’s upcoming daughter, and even bought the perfect buttons at Joann’s.  Then while walking around the expo I finished my Toasted Almond socks and cast on for a new pair!

Photos to come as I feel a little better.

Author: Jennifer Lori

Punny dork who makes stuff.

3 thoughts on “happy passover!

  1. Sounds like a great trip! Did the kids stay with Yannick’s parents?

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Lot of firsts on this trip! I looooove Olive Garden. I’m so glad there’s one in BC kinda near where I’m going next month! I love their endless salad. Yum! Now I’m hungry!

    I haven’t seen Avenue Q, but I’ve got the soundtrack… what did you think of the play?


  2. Yikes, I’m so sorry you are having so many health issues. 😦 I feel like I am also having more health issues than when I was younger. I’m not sure whether to blame aging or having children. Both are hard on the body. 😉

    I love visiting New York! (wouldn’t want to live there, but visits are fun). I can’t wait to see your Anouk. 🙂


  3. Umm…. yeah! Happy passover to you! BWAAAAAA-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! It’s been so long since I’ve read your blog, this is just shameful!


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