__________August 03, 2015__________

I’ve got NUTHIN’ for you, today.
I’m working on photo editing/scrapbooking.

I have 50 days to get everything updated and in a book.
That’s not much time!!!  Gotta get going on it.

DSCF5804Off to work on more picture stuff…!

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__________August 01, 2015__________

shalom

____________ July 31, 2015 ___________

The Fifteenth of Av

Today is another one of those special days.  ((We’ve been having a number of them, and I’ve meant to post about it, but… not moved to, I guess.))  Today is a) the blue moon, b) on the eve of a Shabbat, c) on the 15th of Av.  According to my Facebook, 15 Av is the second most holy day for the Jews by tradition, second only to Sukkot.  Naturally, I had to find out why.

http://www.chabad.org/Havent-Heard-of-This-Holiday.htm

…How many of us draw a blank by the 15th day of Av? Yet the Talmud teaches, “There were no greater festivals for Israel than the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur.”  Seriously? Comparing this unknown day to the holiest day on our nation’s calendar? What is so special about the 15th of Av?

Woman_dancing_with_TorahThe Talmud writes: “The daughters of Jerusalem would go out in borrowed linen garments (so as not to embarrass those without beautiful clothes of their own) . . . and dance in the vineyards,” and “whoever did not have a wife would go there” to find himself a bride. (Talmud, Taanit 31a)

The message of the 15th of Av is so down-to-earth: …Observe the selflessness of two individuals coming together despite personal barriers to bring new life to our world. And as you do, realize that you are witnessing holiness.   …The matchmaking festivity underscored: look beyond the outer shell and find a deeper soul connection.

More information, was included in a link, so I pulled it up, and my jaw DROPPED:

http://www.chabad.org/Dancing-Maidens-of-Jerusalem.htm

It is no coincidence that Yom Kippur and the 15th of Av served as occasions for matchmaking for the young men and women of Jerusalem: these two days are the respective betrothal and marriage dates of G-d and Israel.

Did you SEE that?  Sukkot is a seven-day feast (as are Jewish marriages), in which culminates our ability to ‘dwell’ with Yehovah, our groom.  So 15 Av, according to tradition, is the ‘betrothal’ day.  It puts us in a period of preparation for a marriage.  It’s a little ahead of Elul, but I still love it!

____________ July 30, 2015 ___________

Let’s go fly a…

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The reason I have no post for you, today.

____________ July 29, 2015 ___________

Bus Conversions

I have nothing to offer, today.  I spent the entire day reading other people’s blogs.  ((Yes, Virginia, other people still blog… I just have to look hard to find them.))  Today I found three that I want to work my way through.  And it’s all Facebook’s fault.

I was looking at this bus converted into an inn, and wanted to see other buses that have been renovated in appealing ways.  I love that stuff…!  Here are a few of the pictures I want to save… just because I like the ideas!

http://steampunkworkshop.com/bus1.shtml/

http://www.catchingeddies.com/our-new-converted-school-bus/

http://weburbanist.com/2013/08/25/beautifully-simple-bus/

http://outsidefound.com/2015/07/outsidefound-bus-tour/

http://www.viralnova.com/the-majestic-bus/?mb=fbko

And here are the blogs that I’m fully intending to work my way through:

http://www.catchingeddies.com/blog-2/

http://enchantedgypsy.blogspot.com/

http://outsidefound.com

This is not to say that someday I would want to live this way.  I don’t believe that will ever be my way of life.  But to travel in one, with a little place to return to when the adventuring starts to wear on me?  That would be fun, wouldn’t it?  Anyhow… that’s where I am, today.  Reading about other people’s buses, LoL!