February 2004 Archives

Hamat Gader

Thursday night was awesome! Some friends and we went out to Hamat Gader, some ancient natural hot springs. It was loads of fun, though if you're imagining us in nature, well, think again. The water was piped into pools, and when I say "pool" think the city's public pool you paid $1 to get into during your childhood. Granted we paid more than that, and granted in some ways it was nicer, but not by too much.

HAPPY AYYAM'I'HA!!!!!!!!!!!


Literally, Days of Há (i.e. the letter Ha, which in the abjad system has the numerical value of 5). Intercalary Days. The four days (five in a leap year) before the last month of the Bahá'í year, 'Ala', which is the month of fasting.

Bahá'u'lláh designated the Intercalary days as Ayyam-i-Ha in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (our most holy book) and specified when they should be observed; the Báb (Forerunner to Baha'u'llah) left this undefined. The Ayyam-i-Ha are devoted to spiritual preparation for the fast, hospitality, feasting, charity and gift giving.



It's stressful just to come up with the title sometimes, you know?

Anyhow, life is a bit busy at the moment. We just had a long weekend. Sunday and Monday were each a holy day, the Birth of the Bab and the Birth of Baha'u'llah, respectively, as celebrated according to the lunar calendar - whereas most other places in the world celebrate them according to the solar calendar.

Grampa D.



For your viewing pleasure, this is my Grampa Dornbrook, on the occasion of his 85th birthday (wow!). Nice shirt, Grampa! :-) (big Ohio State University fan...)

Basking in the Glow

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Yummy! Happy, happy birthday! I wasn't there for the party (obviously), but my maman sent me the pictures to share with all of you lovely people. Thank you, Maman!

My Grandfather's 85th Birthday

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These are our very dear Gramma & Grampa Dornbrook! Happy Birthday, Grampa!

Rock My World


Sorry, I know it's lame, but I couldn't resist...

We had an 'earthquake' here a few hours ago, which I'm sure you can find on the news, and it will sound much more exciting because they will sensationalize it. It's funny because the first reports called it a "minor earth tremor". Of course, it did register 4.5 on the Richter scale.

So Many Things!

This week has just flown by! I've had a lot of fun ... and, oh! so many things!

First: an update on the art show. It was amazing. We got some very yummy foods from the bake sale for people back home (therefore I cannot reveal what they are :-)!

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Please note that this recipe is from the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook ... and it's very yummy!

And yes, Maman, I would love an oven thermometer. My basic solution was to turn the oven down and bake it for about 40 minutes instead of 25. Of course, I would prefer to bake it at the correct temperature ...

Diddly doo


Sorry about the title. Basically it is non-sensical because there isn't really a topic. I don't have a whole lot of anything new or interesting to say.

At least I don't think so. I mainly just want to keep writing so that you keep reading, and keep responding to me because I thrive on hearing from all of you.

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