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Lockdown 2 – Day #18

Since this pandemic started, every Motzei Shabbat I have sleeping issues. I always had a light sleep. But these days I end up wide awake all night, then tired on Sunday.
I can’t put my finger on the reason for it, probably because I’m not doing so much on Shabbat. Well, it is what it is.

I tried to find a solution for it. I read a lot about weighed blanket.

Research suggests weighted blankets may benefit people with anxiety, autism and insomnia, etc.
Weighted blankets are therapeutic blankets that weigh between 3 to 9 kg. The pressure from the extra weight on our body mimics a therapeutic technique called Deep Pressure Stimulation, that help to relax the nervous system. Is addition to that, it might relieve pain, reduce anxiety & improve the mood. With weighted blankets, the same pressure comes from having the blanket wrapped around the body.

After reading this I ended up ordering it. I was hoping it would do the job. It arrived mid-week. I was excited.

On the first night it felt like heavy weight on my body. I pushed it away from me. Couldn’t move with it… it felt like I can’t turn to the sides. By the way, on the box it says that it might take a while to get used to it…so I kept my expectations low.

On the second night I slept like a baby. My sleep was so deep, I think I never slept like this before. It seemed to me that I fell asleep straight away and went into deep sleep mode that I can’t even remember if I moved at night.

On the third night, same deep sleep. I couldn’t believe it.

The fourth night was just fabulous. I woke up like a new person.

I think I can definitely get used to this. 

Moving on.

For dinner, my daughter made a taco-buffet. She didn’t let me go in the kitchen, which was very suspicious. Then she made the taco itself and the dips. She wrote a sign how much each taco costs and we had to pay in hugs and kisses after we ate. In the buffet we could choose between cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, feta and boiled egg. As of me? I just put everything together mixed.  It was beyond amazing!  So yummmm, i couldn’t stop licking my fingers…

Day #51 – Lockdown

Today was mainly a school-assistance-day which I’m happy to do.

Then I got happy again, listening to the Premier who announced on-site schooling will resume next month! I could be happier if they could have gone to school tomorrow, but now that we know the plan we can work towards it. Days go by very quickly…

Today I wasn’t planning to make dinner, somebody else’s turn… but it seemed no one wanted to take the lead on this, so I asked my daughter if she wants to make dinner and she answered yes.

Ok. Great. Fantastic. It means I can relax.

Dinner time is getting closer and my daughter isn’t preparing any dinner. Weird. I went to check on her, saw her hiding something. “What are you doing? Come and make dinner. It’s time to eat”. She said “I’m coming”…
I already made the salad. What are you making? I asked.

Then, there was a knock on the door.
I wasn’t expecting anyone…

My daughter jumped happily. “Dinner is here!”, she said.
That was a delivery guy, with our dinner for the whole family, which she paid in cash, from her own savings!

I was shocked.
I was standing there, with a happy tear in my eye. I couldn’t believe it.

Such a beautiful, caring and big hearted child I’ve got.
All of a sudden, I knew we did something right as parents.
One moment of nachas in this chaos.

Ps: I told her I’m proud of her courage to do things like that, but that she’s not supposed to pay for our food from her savings. It’s supposed to be hers.