Say goodbye: Those of us on the outgoing Administrative Council of STC Israel (the Israeli chapter of Society of Technical Communication) end our terms and hand things over to the new board. (And no, that isn’t Prince Charles, but our outgoing treasurer, Meir Fishburn.)
Cleaning frenzy: It’s that time again. Pesach cleaning is upon us, with only a week to go before erev seder. I haven’t started yet. (What else is new?) To get you in the mood for purging chametz and finding your pesachdik dishes, try this cute link (sent in by my sister Tracy). Just to add a little spice, we share a cleaning lady with a few friends, and we are all jockeying for extra cleaning hours this week.
Small dogs on parade: It seems that everywhere I go now, I see cute little dogs. Pugs, Chihuahuas, and various other “purse dogs” (as a friend of mine calls them). At the travel agent, I see a client come in with a small dog. It is quiet and well-behaved, and sits on her lap during the transaction. A woman crosses the street in front of me, holding a tiny rat-like thing in her arms. A young man zips by on a bike, a furry snout poking from his backpack. How I want a small doggy! Nadine, however, refuses to negotiate. If you have any experience introducing a dog into a household with an older, anti-social cat, please advise.