In answer to L's question on my last post: D. isn't converting, at least at the moment, although that may change at some point in the future. Really what she wants to do is to be a first-century Christian, before "Christian" was even a term, but that's a hard thing to pull off in the 21st century. So should she be a Christian or a Jew? That remains to be seen.
So here's a funny moment: The rabbi called yesterday to give me a quick message, but D. answered the phone. He said that he was calling about my conversion, and D. said, "Oh yes, her conversion to the metric system. Yes, we've had to replace all of our wrenches." Totally typical of her sense of humor, and he was quite flummoxed for a minute before he recovered himself and realized she was joking.
Winter break continues through Sunday, but I've had to buckle down and do some work. I have Book Creator projects to grade for all 43 of my freshmen, plus doing some prep work for school starting. But I'm actually reasonably happy; I'm grading while sitting in my comfy chair in the sun room, wearing sweats, and I'm about to head out to the gym. So I'm in that transition period between total relaxation and the full-court press of school.