Sunday, September 28, 2008

Upcoming Posting Break for Rosh Hashana

That would be as opposed to the involuntary posting break I`ve had since I wasn`t able to post Thursday night. For some reason, it was taking 5 minutes or more for pages to load and I couldn`t get into Blogger. I actually fell asleep trying to read some other people`s articles (if Trent is wondering how someone could spend 6 hours sitting on his home page, um, that was me). I woke up Friday morning a little before my alarm was supposed to go off to find that I hadn`t actually set the alarm and that the computer was on beside me in Power Saver mode.

Friday was a busy day. I finally settled the issue with the gas company. They`ve reversed all the charges! That`s $115 I don`t owe! It took talking to several people over the course of a week and I probably spent a couple of hours on it, but I`ve proved that you should keep going up the chain of command until you get someone who has the authority to do the things you need to have done.

Now, onto Rosh Hashana. I`m going to have a family dinner on the first night (Monday, just after sundown) and I have to spend Sunday buying food and cooking. There`s no school on Monday, although I have to work for at least an hour Monday morning and I have the little girls all day. So I`m going to be pretty darn busy getting everything ready for dinner for 14 people at 6:45 pm. I`m not planning on posting Monday and I can`t post on Tuesday or Wednesday. I`ll probably try to post late Wednesday night after the holiday ends, unless I`m totally exhausted.

You might wonder why I`d be exhausted. Let`s see. Dinner for 14 Monday night. Walk over an hour to synagogue pushing 2 strollers both Tuesday and Wednesday. Three or four hours worth of services. Then walk another 20 minutes to the Rabbi`s house for lunch (in the opposite direction to our house, of course). The walk home takes about 2 hours. Have a fancy dinner Tuesday night (just for us this time). I need a nap just rereading that.

One of the things we do around Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is to ask forgiveness to anyone we may have wronged throughout the year. So, if anything I`ve written on my blog has offended you or if one of my comments on your blog has bothered you, if I haven`t gotten back to you on something or I didn`t comment on something that I should have, I`m sorry. Please forgive me. I`ll try to do better next year.

I wish everyone a Shana Tova, a good year, a sweet year, with health, happiness and a good livelihood for all.


Abigail said...


Sounds like quite a bit of work!

I just wanted to say that, though the holidays come with a lot of stress, I hope you enjoy your time with your family and celebrating the new year.

I hope you can spend some of this week relaxing a little bit (always so easy with kids around and school, of course).

Shevy said...

It is a lot of work, but it's also fun. There's not a lot of relaxing time, unless you count when we all have a major nap when we get home from synagogue, but I love taking the little girls and I'm looking forward to them hearing the shofar (the ram's horn we blow repeatedly during the Rosh Hashana service).

My 3 yo granddaughter, in particular, loves to go to synagogue and we can't take her on a regular basis because we can't use a stroller on Shabbat and it's too far for her to walk. But on Yom Tovs (holiday days) we can. Thank goodness the weather is supposed to be good!