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Monday, March 20, 2006

Day 1 of the occupation

Over the next few weeks treppenwitz may suffer from obvious symptoms of sleep deprivation, mal- over-nutrition, hyper-caffeination and sibling rivalry.

You see, Chez treppenwitz is rapidly filling up with siblings, spouses/significant-others, cousins, grandparents and dogs.  Although we marked Ariella's becoming a Bat Mitzvah on her birthday back in January... it wouldn't be official without a small party.  And it wouldn't be a party without family.  Soooo, we scheduled the party to coincide with the cousin's school vacations.

I picked up one sister (with S.O. and daughter) from the airport last night and another (with Hubby and two kids) first thing this morning.  I'll be making another trip to Ben Gurion on Wednesday when my parents (and their dogs) arrive.

From this point until some time after Passover our place will resemble the 'Palace flophouse & Grill' from Steinbeck's Cannery Row.  The sibs and their families are only here for a week or two (first time for both) so I'll be playing tour-guide, hotel manager and barkeep instead of mild-mannered blogger.

Yeah, they'll still be posts... but they will be more like communiqués from the front.

Day 1 of the occupation is not even halfway over.  :-)


Posted by David Bogner on March 20, 2006 | Permalink


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You know, they CAN and DO read your blog! ROTFLMAO!

Posted by: zahava | Mar 20, 2006 12:50:40 PM

It's probably time for guest bloggers chez Treppenwitz, now that you have everyone with you.

Posted by: a | Mar 20, 2006 1:18:17 PM

From now til after Pesach? Wow, you guys sure make people feel welcome. Enjoy the family!

Posted by: Essie | Mar 20, 2006 3:39:31 PM

Wish we were coming to Israel for Pessach. My kids haven't been there for that holiday for years.

Posted by: timna | Mar 20, 2006 4:42:35 PM

Enjoy the family, we'll (*sniff*) muddle along without you.

Posted by: westbankmama | Mar 20, 2006 5:48:45 PM

Sounds like you're fighting a fun battle! : ) Have a great time, and may you suffer no casualties!

Posted by: Irina | Mar 20, 2006 7:52:06 PM

happy time to all of the incoming Bogners et al.

Posted by: lisa | Mar 20, 2006 8:01:32 PM

fun! enjoy. don't mind us.

we'll play in the archives.

Posted by: Doctor Bean | Mar 20, 2006 10:19:43 PM

Enjoy your family! mazal tov again for Ariella - how fun to have everyone around for pesach!

Posted by: Ezer Knegdo | Mar 21, 2006 12:00:37 AM

Three weeks before Passover?

Your wife is a saint.


Posted by: Ben-David | Mar 21, 2006 1:22:35 AM

mazal tov to Ariella etc....good thing it isn't Zahava's family visiting...I'd love to see what you'd write for that occasion....enjoy the company

Posted by: shmiel | Mar 21, 2006 3:58:15 AM

Zahava... Ya think? :-)

a. ... Yeah, I'm gonna turn the keys of the asylum over to the inmates. Sorry, not gonna happen. :-)

Essie... My sisters and their families are just with us until the end of next week. My parents are with us until after Passover.

Timna... Yeah, but believe it or not I really miss the second seder. The first night everyone is tired and stressed from all the preparation... you can't remember how all the songs go or when to say/do certain things. By the second night everyone is rested and relaxed and the seder goes much more smoothly. oh well.

Westankmama... I'll still be here. I was just putting an excuse in place for the sub-standard posts I'll be publishing. :-)

Irina... Thanks. So far nobody has been hurt. :-)

Lisa... Thanks!

Doctor Bean... Where in my post did I say I was going anywhere? I just worried that with all the company I may lose a couple of miles an hour off my fastball. :-)

Ezer Knegdo... Thanks. 'll keep you (and everyone else) posted. Literally.

Ben-David... You have no idea.

Shmiel... I would be much more circumspect about what I'd say about zahava's family. Only she gets to make fun of them. :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Mar 21, 2006 9:41:27 AM

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