I received this from my friend Lindsay in Australia tonight:
Hi blogger friends this is Rachael & Lindsay here can anyone help us with a blog tech question?
We would like to sort our archived articles into categories rather than date ranges. (Eg: Poetry, Science, General Interest rather than 12/01/2004 - 12/31/2004 )
I've looked in blogger help and can't find specific instructions on this. I've noticed that some of you have your archives sorted in this way.
Your help would be much appreciated!!
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I made three pans of lasagne this morning (with Ray's help - we do an assembly line). Two for the potluck and one for here. I had an appointment with Human Services in the afternoon (that's the p.c. term for the welfare people) and then the dinner tonight. Ray was a little tired so I took the girls.
Pot luck first, then the Seder.
It was wonderful. The Rabbi had a table with all the symbols of the Seder and Passover. He used the tradition of the Seder as a bridge between Judaism and Christianity.
We all shared "charoset", a symbolic dessert of apples, walnuts, wine or grape juice, and cinnamon between two bites of matzoh with a dab of "bitter root" (horseradish). Rochelle loved it and wanted more. The Rabbi maintains this was the original sandwich, not the concoction invented by the Earl of Sandwich.
Afterward, the Rescue Mission choir sang and then our small choir (the one Elcie sings in). She was joined by her sisters this time.
I'd forgotten about the foot washing ceremony which followed. Elcie had done it before but not the little girls. Elcie and I washed each other's crummy feet and then Rochelle and Rebecca, giggling a little but that was okay.
It was more moving than I would have thought. One of our lesbian members washed the feet of a retired school teacher. I had tears in my eyes as I wondered why people everywhere can't keep it that simple. The Rabbi and our pastors were joking together and the people from the Mission (fundamentalist) fit right in. It was one of those evenings which restored my faith, at least briefly, that we may survive the hatred and insanity.
Ray still seems to be doing well.
I have worked out my Easter menu somewhat. Ham of course and probably sweet potatos and baked beans (courtesy of the Messrs Bush - no, not that one) with some kind of salad. Slaw? Jello? I'll figure it out. Elcie requested cranberry sauce. Unusual but why not? Easter is not the production for me that Thanksgiving or Christmas are. It will probably be just us since both the boys are working that day. I'll invite them for leftovers if they're not too tired.
Elcie enjoyed her field trip yesterday to the high school to watch their drama club perform Schoolhouse Rock. Said she liked it better than the dvd.
One more day of school before spring break. Party day for all three tomorrow. I'm sending napkins and cups with Rebecca, cookies with Elcie, and chips with Rochelle. At least they didn't wait until tomorrow morning to let me know and one teacher actually sent a note a few days ahead.
I have a new visitor - I'll post the link to her blog later. We had a glitch. Hi Betty W. (Love to Dance)from Oklahoma.
Past midnight of a long day. I should probably go to bed. Take care, everyone.