How was your yomtov?!
My Rosh Hashana “Highs”
- Sharing wonderful meals and afternoon walks with my husband, children, parents, and dear friends
- Getting to daven nearly all of musaf the first day in shul (!) and hearing every single shofar blast!
- Receiving emails from so many of you that made an easy apple challah or braided a round one – yay! I’m so happy to hear it worked out for you!
- Listening to my 9 year old blow shofar the second day, since I missed it at shul (the reason why, incidentally, was my low, see below)
- Honey tasting! It was so much fun – and my kids especially loved it. Did anyone else do a honey tasting?
- Still having a freezer full of left-overs, including dessert, challah and side dishes, which gives me a nice head start on Sukkot cooking
- Being completely ready by 4 p.m. on Sunday – this has *never* happened to me before, but the house was clean, the food was done cooking, the table was set and I even had time to work out! I prepped in a new way (for me) this year – more details coming later today – and I guess it worked. What a great feeling, not to be rushing into candle lighting like a crazy person!
Rosh Hashana Lows
- My poor six year old was sick, sick, sick the second day. He came into our room at 6 am, saying “Mommy, I think I’m going to throw up” and it was a very rough next ten hours. I felt awful quarantining him, but of course, we were having three families over for lunch, so I didn’t have much of a choice. Thankfully he made it through last night in one piece, so I’m hoping it’s behind him (
and no one else gets afflictedalthough it looks like my nine year is joining the ranks, too. :()
Anyone else have a sick kid (or self? or spouse?) this yomtov? Hopefully not! How was your Rosh Hashana?