Saturday, April 14, 2012

Falling off the wagon... And then climbing back on!

The week between Passover and now has been a hectic one-- full of MANY humongous meals, plenty of work, and a bit of international travel to boot. But let's start at the beginning and work our way up to today...

First things first, John's aunt Irene taught us all a valuable lesson over the passover weekend. Irene perfectly demonstrated the importance of reading the instructions if attempting a D-I-Y project, when she "potted" sprigs of parsley in tiny pots of soil for the seder dinner. Though initially very cute, they quickly became very dead because Irene had neglected to read the part of last week's tutorial about potting parsley plants rather than potting pieces of parsley. Without the root system to keep it hydrated, the parsley wilted almost instantly, and we had slightly sad, though very funny, centerpieces for our seder dinner.

As Irene said, "Live and Learn.... And always read the directions!" Even better news is that she printed up a copy of the instructions from last week's posting and packed them up with the little terracotta pots for next year's seder. Now that's planning ahead!

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