October 07, 2005

Woke Up this Morning at 4am

The girls had a special thing going for school. They were to meet at the main Synagouge for Selichotprayers---a special group of prayers said during the time before Rosh Hashanah and in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

For the last two years Esther had gone to the Kotel to say the prayers, along with all grades from 3-6, but this year, because of budget issues, the girls were unable to attened. That gave Tehila a chance to go as well. The only problem was I didn't know about it till last night at about 8:30! I would have sent them to bed a lot earlier had I known, but they had decided to stay by a friends house till the fast of Tzom Gedaliah (handy link if you want to know more!) And then, partially owing to catitis (otherwise known as nocturnal animals such as cats really enjoy jumping attacks on one's arms while one is trying to sleep.) and partially on my part because I fell asleep in the afternoon during the fast.

Waking at that hour wasn't a lot of fun, let me tell you; and I think it worse for the fact that I only cat napped. I"m still groggy and it is 8:30. The girls won't be back until about 10; they'll pray and then have some sort of program and a meal. I have to get Shabbat cooked, something I would have normally started earlier in the week, but there was Rosh Hashanah and the fast.

Oh well....both boys were home for the holidays and that was nice. We had a lot of laughs and good food. And as tonight is Shabbat I'll get lots of resting in during the afternoon.

Posted by Rachel Ann at October 7, 2005 07:03 AM | TrackBack

I too look forward to more rest and laying around, etc. on Shabbat! I have come to love it more and more! A teacher says if you do not have delight in the Sabbath, you are doing it wrong!
Blessings on yours...I too gotta get some cooking done. We had quite a feast Monday night with our like minded friends...and we break the fast for Day of Atonement with same friends at my house this week...so I have much cleaning and cooking (planning even yet) to get accomplished soon!
Blessings...and Shabbat Shalom! Elizabeth

Posted by: Elizabeth at October 7, 2005 02:03 PM

Shabbat Shalom to you both. While I realize you're tired, RA, it sounds like you're enjoying yourself too. :)

Posted by: esther at October 8, 2005 10:31 PM
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