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Pesach Frenzy

Thursday, 17 April 2008

It would be accurate to say that I am ahead of the game. But to think that I’m actually on schedule?? That’s another story.

Every year, darn it. Every year I pledge to be better. To begin my preparations for Passover as soon as the last hamantachen has been consumed.

I think about it. I really do. Just cannot bring myself to… I dunno. Tackle the insurmountable task of cleaning? Figure out what my family is going to eat for seven, loooooooooong days?

I wish that I didn’t care. I wish that I could just leave all the chametz right where it sits all year long and not have it bother me the tiniest bit. I wish that I was Sephardic. Heck, there have been years I have wished that I was Catholic (although it occurs to me that presents its own problems…).

But I do care. And the leavened foodstuffs do bother me. And my family is really, really Ashkenazic. And the Catholic thing is a topic for another day.

Pesach is still two days away and I’ve done much of my shopping. The fridge is sparkling. The pantry is nearly done. Our local food pantry will be the happy recipient of a LOT of beans. [Note to self: remember to ask PC why we have so many cans of beans.]

Yes, yes. I know that because of the placement of first night directly following Shabbos that I am behind the eight-ball as far as the chametz issue is concerned.

What can I do?

We are trying to consume the remaining chametz as fast as we can. Beernut is going to take a few sandwiches, have a LARGE bag of M & M’s, and a variety of other verboten items in his lunch tomorrow.

Probably not appropriate to send him with the leftover beer from Peach’s birthday party…




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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Friday, 18 April 2008 10:41 am

    Group picnic to remember Peach’s BDP?

  2. Frume Sarah permalink
    Friday, 18 April 2008 11:16 am

    No time to have a group picnic before seder…

  3. orieyenta permalink
    Friday, 18 April 2008 1:09 pm

    I had to giggle when you said that you sometimes wish you were Sephardic during Pesach. PHD is Ashkenazi and he always says the same thing.

    Since I am neither, I remember when PHD and I asked our Rabbi what I should follow for Pesach. He said, “You do what is minhag and what your ancestors did.” My reply, “Well, my relatives ate PORK.” He giggled and replied that since I am marrying PHD and PHD is Ashkenazi, I should follow the Ashkenazi way. Oy…I had to ask didn’t I – nothing like taking the rice out of a Chinese person’s diet!

    Shabbat Shalom and Chag Kasher v’Sameach to you and your family!

  4. Friday, 18 April 2008 3:50 pm

    Ratz!

  5. Friday, 18 April 2008 4:05 pm

    Chag sameach!!!

  6. vlh permalink
    Thursday, 24 April 2008 8:46 am

    I just love that Peach got beer at his birthday party!

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