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Monday, January 02, 2006

Post Chanuka Blues

So there are only minutes left to Chanuka and I'm feeling suprisingly down.
There was plenty of inspiring/creative/funny/heretical stuff to read about Chanuka all around the J-blogs but somehow I just wasn't really into it this year.

Maybe after everything that has happened with my brother in the past few weeks I'm on miracle overload or something. I even waited until the very last night to take pictures of my kids lighting their menorahs but they both caught awful colds over Shabbos and could barely get off the couch to light...not really family album material.

So what's happened all the sudden that's making me so blue?
Is it the fact that I'm stuck here in a cold, quiet, cubicle at work on the Monday after New Years?
No, it can't be just that.
I think it's knowing that when I come home that instead of lighting the menorah and singing with my family we'll be back to the old routine of homework and dinner (and no LAKTES either!)

Maybe I missed the boat this year, or maybe I enjoyed it more than I thought.
Sometimes it's hard to tell.


At 3:45 PM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Sounds like you need another cup of coffee, maybe a sick day for yourself, or just an Ask Shifra letter to yourself.

Only 2.5 months till Purim...

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Anonymous the Dog said...

Only 2.5 months till Purim...


At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right. Time to write your Purim Shpiel and start rehearsing!

Chanukah is such a family experience. Ted and I didn't have the kids with us until the 7th night, so Chanukah seemed unusually quiet those first nights. I think with all that your family has gone through, it's understandable if this time the Chag was not quite as inspiring as other times.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Shifra said...

My mom is already talking about Pesach!!! It's nuts.

I do feel better this morning... maybe I did just need more coffee afterall ;-)

At 12:06 PM, Blogger chuck said...

i was so sad lighting the last night of chanuka
i hate it when the yomim tovim are over :(

At 12:13 AM, Blogger meta said...

You have clearly been through a lot; how you are feeling is quite understandable.

May you find joy in time spent -- however it is spent -- with your family.


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