Good morning on this Passover ’09 morning. I never look forward to this holiday. It’s a long one (8 days) and in my childhood, we were very serious. We went without bread and any foods made with leven, remembering the exodus from Egypt.
It was okay in the early part of the week-a novelty. But by the last few days of the holiday,, I was dreaming about soft. lovely cushions of bread, even the Wonderbread variety.
But as an adult I make my own decisions, even though Tuvia remains strict, out of respect to the memory of his father, I take some license. Of course I have lots of matzah in my house, but next week I will on the road, and more spontaneous.
But tonight and tomorrow night, at our family sedars, I will enjoy the novelty, even though I am not looking forward to them at the moment.
It’s being with family that counts. Who really cares about the food, although I did make the brisket and the mb’s and I want them to be good. I even wondered if I should remake the balls. They came out a bit small. Tuvia thinks I’m crazy, so I am off of to take a walk with Sharon this morning even though it looks pretty cold out there.