I don’t know about you guys, but I am exhausted after all the holidays. Do not get me wrong, I love getting together with family and friends, eating in the Sukkah (as long as there are no bees!), and of course watching the kids have a great time on Simchat Torah. But we all know that behind the scenes, the women are working hard to make everything go smoothly. The food does not magically appear on the table!
So we now take a day or two to recuperate, clear out the fridge and do the laundry. I leave taking the Sukkah down to my husband! Before I start on the next holiday or event, I want to make sure to wish everyone, for the last time this year, a very happy and healthy new year, filled with joy, simachot, and love!
Sorry for the delay in posting! It has been absolutely crazy for the last few weeks. Besides preparing for the holidays for my family, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and do not forget tasting, I have been baby proofing the house for the visit of my grandson. We are so excited to have him come for Sukkot! However, he is at that age where everything looks interesting, especially the glass vases on the bottom of the china cabinet! He is a smart kid; he will find things I didn’t even think about to do that are dangerous.
Surprising to me is the fact that our Sukkah is still standing. Every year we dutifully build it with the expectation that it will stand all 8 days. And every year we are disappointed when the weather batters it to the ground. This year we were able to eat every meal in the Sukkah except for the first night when we were hit with torrential downpours. I am going to keep my fingers crossed for next year!
Now the holidays are winding down and we can finally get a few minutes to reflect on the meaning of this holiday season. When I looked around my table and saw the people who mean the most to me, I realized that all the stress and annoyances of the year fade away when you can enjoy time with those you love.
May all your prayers come true!