In less than two weeks, the Bar Mitzvah will have come and gone which means that I can go back to being a normal person rather than a Mitzvah Mom and you won’t have to listen to me talk about the planning anymore. I promise.
For now though, just be proud with me of each task I list as completed because I am down to the wire with things to get in order for the service and party.
Last week’s Bar Mitzvah planning accomplishments:
*Picked up my dress!
*Brought my Friday night dress in to be altered.
*Approved the artwork proofs for the favors. The favors should be ready this Friday. I have to remember to pick them up to then stuff them into the drawstring bags which have arrived and are labeled with the name tags we have already printed.
*Approved artwork for a bunch of other things for the party.
*Finalized the “Exit Treats” display.
*Finished the candle lighting poems. I am just working on finalizing the songs to go with each candle which I think needs to be submitted to the DJ this week.
*Sock baskets completed. We supply dance socks for all of the girls in attendance. When I was a kid going to these parties I brought my own socks so I am not sure when this changed.
Somehow I still worked and did regular life things in the midst of this craziness including making it through back to school night. Back to school night at the middle school level involves running through my son’s schedule as if I am him to meet each teacher for ten minutes and then move on to the next class.
I like meeting the teachers and hearing about the curriculum but trying to find all of his classrooms in between the bells (which are more like beeps) puts me back to my school days and I don’t love it. I almost threw up when I saw the sinks in the science lab. I hated chemistry with a passion. The only redeeming quality to my lab days was that they alternated with gym class days so lab days meant I didn’t have gym class which meant I didn’t need to move or sweat or change my clothes.
I am really proud to say I was the first shopper to enter Stew Leonard’s the other morning. I went right after dropping my son off at school on a mission for the first French toast bagels of the day. The French toast bagels weren’t even ready when I got there at 8:00 am so I waited ten minutes for these beauties!
Check out these 100 pound pumpkins on display at Stew Leonard’s. The nice employee who was setting up other pumpkin displays told me that these 100 pound pumpkins are award-winning pumpkins. I can’t imagine carrying one to the car though.
Saturday was one of those really busy days when I run long and don’t stop moving until bed time. Sometimes this a good thing though because my legs don’t get a chance to stiffen up from the miles.
I only took one picture all day! My son is playing dek hockey these days so after my run we went straight to hockey and then we picked up his friend for a day of lunch, the mall, errands and laughing (mostly them laughing at me but whatever) and then I drove my son to yet another Bar Mitzvah party.
I made an apple crisp yesterday for Rosh Hashanah. Please don’t ask me for the recipe as I haven’t followed one in years. The only purpose for my measuring cup yesterday was to use it as a scoop to get the oats, flour and sugar out of their respective containers.
I picked pieces of the apples out of the apple crisp all afternoon until it was time to eat it after dinner.
We had dinner for the first night of Rosh Hashanah at my parents’ house. If you know me, you know I am not a soup eater (AT ALL!) but lately, at least since being sick last week, soup is actually appealing to me over most of the other foods I would usually choose. I had matzoh ball soup last night.
So this is really cool — we had my dad’s Bar Mitzvah video converted to DVD so we can watch it! It’s from 1967 and there’s no sound but it’s so super awesome to see and perfect for watching right now before my son’s Bar Mitzvah.
We watched it last night while at their house. That’s my dad in the center at the age of thirteen (which my son will be this week!) and those are my grandparents.
On tap for this week:
Since it is the holiday, we are off from school and work until Wednesday. Once Wednesday arrives, things start to get a little nutty over here. I have to be in the city for bridal fashion week (super excited!), my son’s birthday is Thursday and Friday begins the real preparation for next week’s Bar Mitzvah weekend.
Aside from pick up the favors on Friday, I also have to get our clothing from the tailors and meet with the caterer to finalize all details.
Is anyone else remembering I am training for a half marathon through all of this excitement? I know, I sort of keep forgetting too. Luckily I remember to read my training plan to know what workout should happen on which day.
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