Just back from a whirlwind weekend in Toronto for Rik's best friend's daugher's bat mitzvah. We met Rik's parents there -- look at what we squeezed in to four days!
Arrived 4 PM Friday, quick change of clothing and joined everyone at Shabbat dinner Friday night.
The bat mitzvah on Saturday morning. A. read the entire double parsha, perhaps 100 lines of Hebrew. This is a feat that adults would tremble to take on! She was terrific, poised and confident, clear in her pronunciation. Her dvar Torah was insightful.
Visited with cousins in the afternoon.
A quick nap, then on to dinner with old family friends at a Japanese restaurant. Love that sushi!
Sunday Mother's Day brunch at Jamie Kennedy's Wine Bar. I had the roast asparagus with wild leeks and mushrooms, followed by potato rosti with smoked trout. We all shared the house specialty, Yukon Gold fries with two kinds of sea salt and thyme, served with lemon and mayonnaise. FABULOUS!
Followed by a visit with my folk dancing friend Jane in her amazing view apartment high above downtown TO.
Then off to the other side of town for a quick visit with another old Katz family friend.
Just time to shower and close our eyes for a cat nap, then off to the lavish bat mitzvah party.
Monday was brunch at the B.'s home, long Jewish goodbyes, and then off to the airport. Our plane was delayed on the tarmac for almost an hour, so by the time we returned to Seattle, we were extremely pooped. I don't know how RIk managed to teach all day today!
I'll post photos soon.