Today being Israel's independence day, Ricki has off from school.
Ricki is home on a weekday morning, not Shabbas! So, even though she is going on a trip later today, I spent an hour with her organizing her stuff, putting stuff away, as well as packing for the trip. ["No, Ricki, you will NOT take your photo album on the trip!"][She would take half the house with her if I let her. She is learning VERY slowly that we take to other places ONLY the items we NEED.] The opertunity to orfanize her things was a G-d-send. Now my living room is MUCH less cluttered.