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Friday, October 10, 2008

"Duh" Moments in Jewish Life

Short because we're now on winter hours and Shabbat is rolling in early....

These are the "duh" moments of my chagim:

Pesach -- stopping in the midst of the kitchen kashering routine and wondering in exhausted bemusement, "Now how did I kasher that toaster last year?".....DUH!

Yom Kippur -- turning off the refrigerator light. Helllllooooo? Now just why would we be in the refrigerator? DUH!

I topped that a few years ago by not only turning off the 'fridge light on Yom Kippur but also putting out the blech and the kum-kum. For the morning coffee I'm not going to drink, natch.

Anyone else do this or am I the only one who goes brain dead at these times?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Safranit said...

Obviously you don't have small children anymore...of course you have to turn off the light...the kids are still eating!

Friday, October 10, 2008 at 1:38:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

Thank you--now I don't feel like I'm nuts....there was a reason! It's just that the "baby" is now 18, and no one goes in the 'fridge, so I stood there wondering why I kept turning off the light every year......

Friday, October 10, 2008 at 4:33:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger muse said...

You make the kitchen ready for the grandchildren to eat when the kids no longer do. And I have friends who have to eat. I don't remember giving more than yogurt, crackers, pretzels and fruit, but I had to put the platta up for the grandchildren.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 7:32:00 PM GMT+2  

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