The Loop

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Our Baseball Game in Jerusalem

Today we won 6-5 in our little league and basically clinched the division. I struck out 8 in 4.2 innings. I also got injured and tomorrow I'm probably going in to school tomorrow with a bandage over my left knee.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Aura Partying in Modiin - No Worries

The first picture is from this morning. N, Aura, and I are all still in PJ's and hope to hang out at a play area later today.
Here's a song from this experience:
Three is the most beautiful number in the world, yeah, yeah, yeah!
A full night's sleep's the most beautiful thing in the world, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Nieces are awesome and then they go home,
Yeah, yeah, yeah....!
Greece is the word. The end.

Monday, May 26, 2008

oopah thats all the greek i know

Sunday, May 25, 2008

our trip to the zoo

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Can Mom and Dad see into the future?

I'll be honest, I was a little sad when I found out the pool wasn't going to open before Mom and Dad returned from Israel. I thought f all the May swimming that I would miss.

But, despite the threat of global warming, it has been cold here all month and the pool wouldn't have been used anyways.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

devo is against this...

short story i chanalana got pics from school, we didnt ask for them , they say keep them and pay or send them back dont copy, i say dont send them home if i didnt ask for them
i want to copy them
devo says no and she thinks my morals have gone down the toilet
what do you think

hi its been a while since i wrote anything and i figured id let ya'll know whats going on in my life.
first of all i had my graduation practice yesterday. i am the 5th tallest in my grade so im one of the first people to walk down, but then i sit in the back. im not sure how i feel about that, but im just happy im actually graduating.
what else...for my personal finance final i had to do a project, so i made a video aimed towards teenagers about the importance of being careful with credit cards. she loved it and saved it to her computer to show to future generations. yay.
today i was supposed to take an english final but im stuck at home cuz im sick :(
i guess ill take it tomorrow.
besides that, not much is new. graduation is june 4, and then im home for the summer :) me, eli and esther are doing that day camp again and after about 3 days of giving out the flyers, all of our spots were filled. i know i know, we're awesome.

the end.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I have to do teshuvah. I have complained about the total lack of customer service in Israel for a long time. Yesterday afternoon a lens from my glasses popped out because the screw broke. ( the reason that Hashem decided that this was a good event to happen to me requires more research). ( oh- maybe it was so that I could to teshuvah?) Any way- We went out to dinner with A and V to a fancy restaurant in Modiin that had an upscale optical shop next door. So I went in to get the glasses fixed thinking that this was going to cost significantly even though in the States it would be free as simple customer service. They quickly fixed the glasses and when I asked "Cama Zeh Oleh". They said "No Charge". I am sorry that I ever complianed about Israeli customer service, I resolve not to complian in the Future. I feel better now.

Monday, May 19, 2008

G-d teaches us a lesson

Nat and I went to K-mart today and we left our purchase, a bad a peanuts and some shampoo, in the cart next to our car and we left. We realized our mistake later in the evening and Natalie went back to ask if anyone had brought it in. Sure enough someone had, and we got our stuff back.

This comes only days after I had told Yaakov that he should take the diapers they found and Target, because no one is going to expect to go back to the store and find them.

Happy Pesach Sheni!

Today, in honor of Pesach Sheni, and our second chance to bring our Karban Pesach, I made Matza-Cheese Latkes. :)

Here were the reviews:

Mom - "They were delicious!"
Dad - "They were delicious!" (no originality, I know)
D - "No thanks, I'll have Trix."
F - "MOM!! Don't you remember I eat at school on Mondays?? I had Snitchel."
N - After 2 bites - "I don't like this. May I excuse the table?"

Me - Good, but not worth the 3 points I had to spend on one. (BTW, for those of you keeping score, I'm down one more pound. Bringing me to a total of 7 and half lost since I started WW three weeks ago, and since N was born.)

R - After also eating a piece of Shmura Matza. "It's good."

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Israeli Tour Guide

My friend and her husband are taking a 2 weeks trip to Israel in August. This will be his 1st time to Israel and her 2nd (first was a 1 week whirlwind trip in December). This is also their pilot trip!!!!
I think they are going to do one week pilot trip and 1 week touring but she asked how to choose a tour guide. She has heard horror stories (I don't know from who) about really awful ones and really boring ones. I told her any tour guides I used were generally just from whatever trip I was on.
So I figured I would put the question out there for you guys..............any suggestions of a good tour guide? Or group they can join up with?
Also, please list your favorite places that they should visit - in your opinion!


the conundrum

devo and i went shopping today at Target and as we parked our car (clifford) she noticed that someone had left an entire large box of huggies Diapers underneath the cart. i said hey lookie here what we just found, and she said first of all we dont even use size 4 but it belongs to someone and they will probably come back to look for them. i said that s rediculous and there is no reason why halachically we could not take it for hu and nat who do use that size diaper. in the end devo made me return it ( it will probably just get put back on the shelf) and now target get to make MORE money. i feel this was the wrong thing to do and we should have kept the box of diapers .
what do yoooooooou think?

me in glasses

dear bubbie and zaidy ,
when are you coming to america to visit us again?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A picture from the E.R.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


we had a great birthday bbq and mothers day extravaganza! we had bbq chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, bush's baked beans baby! corn on the cob, fench fries, pickles and BEER!
so how was your daaaaaaaaaaaaay...what did you doooooooooooooooooo?
we also went bumper bowling with the kids today and i beat everyone!!!! scores dont matter though just that i won and devo DID come in second, (a close second to yaels third, but second nonetheless)

Friday in the E.R.

Before reading you should know that Sammy woke up Shabbat morning fever free, and was acting better, and almost normal most of the day

Nat took Sammy to the doc on Friday morning, after a few days of high fever, they wanted to see if he had step. He didn't so they took his blood so they can rule out a bacterial infection. They couldn't. His white blood count was very elevated so the doctor called Beaumont and told them she was coming.

Nat got to the hospital a little before noon, hopeful that they were going to do a few tests and send her home..HAHAHAHAHA...

She called me around 1:00 and said she was hungry and bored, could I come. So i dropped Jonah off with the neighbors, grabbed a pizza and got to her by 2. In the first 2 hours she was there, she told a nurse, resident and doctor all the same story of what was going on.Why she had to tell each of the the story is beyond me. Then they left her alone for a while, and finally right before I got there they took his urine and blood.

When I got there the doctor said they will come and get Sam for a chest X-RAY. we waited for a long time, finally the doctor passed our area and I asked about the X-RAY, he told me he should have the results soon. I was amazed, since they never actually took an X-RAY, but the commercials do say that Beaumont doctors are great. Just to be safe I told the doc that he hadn't had a chest X-RAY yet, he was surprised and said he would have it done. Shortly after that they came and brought him back.

Then we sat around for a long time with not much to do. There was a baby crying really loud, it was difficult to hear my little T.V., now I know how people feel on airplanes when kids are crying. (Sammy was angelic most of the time)
We were told that all the tests came back negative, they have no idea why he is sick. Then they called our pediatricians office, not sure why, and talked with a Dr there who didn't see Sammy this morning and probably has no idea who we are. She wanted to talk to Natalie, and then she asked Nat of we wanted Sammy to have an oral anti-biotic or a shot. Natalie wasn't sure why the doctor was asking her, since she doesn't really have any medical experience. (The doctor didn't know why he was sick, so this was just a general anti biotic) She went for the shot, since it was longer lasting. We waited for an hour for the shot, we were told after it was given we could go home!!! A medical student came in to check on us, and Nat asked where the shot was, he came and said the pharmacy was busy with a trauma patient so we have to wait. Nat asked if we could get the oral instead, but he said that also has to go through pharmacy.

Finally they bring the shot, only it's not a shot, they hook it into his IV and it's a 1/2 hour drip. Aunty Dee came to visit around this time with a huge bag of assorted of chocolate and she hung out with us for the the last hour or so.

Finally the drip finished, he seemed better off after getting it. It was after 7, candle lighting was at 8:20, so I went to pick up our food from various locations and then run to Rite aid to get more anti-biotic. Rite Aid never got the call from the doctors, we found out it was called into Meijers, so we called Meijers, they called it into Rite Aid (this was at like 815) but Rite Aid didn't have it in stock, and wouldn't be able to order it until Monday. So we decided that we would just get it from Meijers.

I saw Dr. Snider in Shul on Shabbat and told her the story, the hospital told us that we need to wait 24 hours for the blood culture to come through - we could only get the results from our doctor - and her office was closed on Sunday- So I asked Dr. Snider if she could call after Shabbat and find out what the story is. She did, what a nice Dr.

After shabbat we spoke with her and she said the results all came back negative which was good The fact that he had no fever and all the results came back negative, Dr. Snider didn't recommend getting the antibiotic since we don't even know what he was fighting. We have an appointment with her first thing Monday morning where they draw more blood and count his white blood cells again, hopefully they will have gone down.

Thursday, May 08, 2008


i just deleted all of my email from my inbox and my spam box. i deleted email from 2003through 2008. i feel clean and free of clutter. i did save a few email, but i put them in a seperate folder so i dont have to look at them everyday. just thought i would share that with everyone
happy yom hatzamus

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

to whom it may concern:

only hours after the beloved grandparents of my children have left, shira has 103 fever. i think my children get physically sick by their emotional distraughtness. have a good time.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Perfect no more

After decades of being the only Zacks child to not need glasses, my eyes have failed me. I failed an eye test from the esteemed Dr. Zacks Jr. He thought it would be fun to have my eyes also checked by the Senior member of Eye Travel, and see if they come up with the same numbers.

As a child I was often jealous that everyone else wore glasses, and I didn't . I was also under the belief that in order to get nice sunglasses, I needed to get prescription ones. In the years since, I have changed my mind, and realized that life was indeed better without the glasses, and I've never had a nice pair of sunglasses.

Friday, May 02, 2008


My Grandma is being put into the Daughters of Miriam nursing home - Alzheimer's Ward - today. She's never going home.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

i did not wish anyone a "HAPPY YOM HASHOAH" today.
see, i can learn new things :)