The Painting Cabinets and Hisbodedut

Painting cabinets takes patience.  I know this because this is my first week trying it.  First, there’s the preparation, which I probably should have paid more attention to.  I didn’t sand, but instead went all in with gripper primer.  Quickly, the cabinets that I’d chosen to start with in the Shabbat RV 2.0 began to look “rustic” with bright white brush strokes.  Now, I’m in … Continue reading The Painting Cabinets and Hisbodedut

Character at Birth or at Rebirth?

It’s almost Shabbat.  I can feel it.  Just a few more hours of work and then I go home to cook and prepare.  We’re squeezing in one last Shabbat with regular challah before turning the kitchen over Saturday night and Sunday and my planned meal is basically a comforting carb feast.  I can almost taste the kugel! In the meantime, on some good advice, I’ve … Continue reading Character at Birth or at Rebirth?