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The Mad Social Whirl - Family Edition

My twin niece and nephew, Ilana and Sam, became b'nai mitzvah this morning. We are at a break in the raft of family events that have been arranged to celebrate this event: a family dinner last night at the hotel where most of the out-of-town guests are staying, the service this morning (where Ilana in particular knocked our socks off with LOTS AND LOTS of singing in Hebrew) followed by a Kiddush luncheon, tonight's fancy dinner party, and then brunch at my sister's in-laws' house tomorrow morning. The Young Lady and I had our aliyah and managed to get through it, and The Mr. read the "Prayer for Our Country."

So far so good, except that for some reason the ankle-strap dress shoes I wore this morning had both heel caps (a/k/a top piece or top lift) fall apart by the middle of the morning. It was the most bizarre thing. They are about 8 years old, but I have only worn them some half dozen times, and I always pack them back up in their box, wrapped in tissue, once they have aired out. These are not cheap-ass shoes, either.

Also, by the time the weekend is over, I may have had enough chocolate cake for a while.

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oonaseckar
Nov. 16th, 2014 12:53 pm (UTC)
I may have had enough chocolate cake for a while
Really? *tries to conceive of such a thing* *fails*

Your family gathering sounds a ton of fun (as well as a solemn event.) Oh no to the shoes, though! (I usually find cheap-ass shoes the most hard-wearing and reliable. I have never had good luck when I've shelled out for a 'quality' pair.)
chomiji
Nov. 22nd, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
shoes & cake

Part of my issue with shoes is that I have a wide foot, so fitting is always an issue with me. Those shoes were comfy, dammit, and I am just as aggravated about that as I am about the money.

I had chocolate cake for the family dinner, a brownie at the luncheon, and some chocolate "lava" cake at the Saturday night party. And then they had ribbon cake (also known as rainbow cake or seven-layer cookies), which has chocolate icing, at the brunch.

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