Apr 12 2013
Shabbat is great. Shabbat is lovely. Shabbat is 25 hours of no phone, no radio, no piano, no driving, no cooking, no TV (which I don’t watch anyway), no pressures of the outside world. You hang out with friends, eat lavish meals, nap, let your kids frolic as you get a “break,” and enjoy the synagogue of your choosing which both enlightens your soul and tantalizes your children. Unless…
Unless you live an hour’s walk from the nearest synagogue and have no friends within walking distance, in which case it’s a 25 hour test of wills: can I keep my kids happy? Entertained? Happy to be Jewish when the day seems like one long list of restrictions? Read the rest of this entry →
Aug 27 2012
My new finger Spanx.
Mayim here with an update, not dictated. Typed with left thumb.
1. I have two fingers still very swollen. The hand Dr gave each swollen finger a miniature sleeve. Each looks like a tiny finger SPANX. Kind of adorable.
2. Speaking of SPANX, I was on Access Hollywood Live! today and my husband helped me get dressed. He at 6′ and more strength than my stylist was an excellent SPANXer. He basically shook me into that cozy sausage casing of an undergarment. Not adorable, but efficient and worthy of a giggle.
3. I’m still in pain. But I’m stronger every day.
4. My 4-year-old keeps asking me to play. I tell him I can’t. But Friday he suggested, as if it hadn’t occurred to me, “Mama, play one hand.”
5. Had a very healing Shabbat. Surrounded by friends and kids. On Sunday I napped. I got my stitches out. I had a wonderful acupuncture session.
That’s my update. More later, when FAB (Fancy Assistant Brandon) and I get to work.
Aug 17 2012
I had a horrible accident. I will be okay. I have all my fingers but a very impaired right hand. It was very bloody and scary but I am ok. A man named Tim and another man whose name I don’t know saved me from losing a lot of blood and helped me talk to my husband at the scene. I am grateful to them.
I am a deeply religious person who used prayer and deep breathing to keep me going all the way from the accident to the ER to surgery 6 hours later, no medication until surgery. Read the rest of this entry →
Feb 28 2012
One boat, One Shabbat, One Mayim, 500 Jews.
I spent my first night away from my 3 1/2-year-old ever this past Friday night. How does Mayim Bialik spend a night away, you may ask? Maybe in Vegas? Or a girls’ weekend at the spa? Wrong and wrong again. I spent my first night alone at a Shabbaton. All by myself. Well, me and about 500 other people. Read the rest of this entry →