14 Elul 5774
Sometimes you just want to exult about small milestones that seem huge to you.
Two days ago, my fiancé and I hit Michaels and bought crafty things. I am now in the process of painting a spice box for Havdalah purposes. I have also glued together bits and bobs of wood to make a Havdalah candle holder, which is drying overnight, which will also be painted. And I’m searching for a kiddush-appropriate wooden cup, and food-safe clear-coat, so I can make my own miniature self-made version of a Yair Emanuel Havdalah set. My father painted and created most of my family’s holiday things, so I am now following in his tradition.
It’s kind of neat. I’ll show pictures when I’m done.
I have plans for a hanukkiah, next.
And my hardbound copy of the Torah arrived yesterday.
I think that calls for a Shehecheyanu.
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha’olam,
Shehecheyanu, viki’imanu, vihig’ianu, lazman ha’zeh.
I am very happy right now.