But this week's a bear, honestly, and I just can't do it. Last week I moved my office (no stress there) and had out of town guests. I'm squeezing a week's worth of patients into a very short week for the third week in a row, and still have grocery shopping to do for the holiday.
And then. . .the cooking. There's (a) the chicken soup and knaidles, (b) the chalah, (c) the tzimmis, (d) the fish heads . . .
Oh, you don't know. So we greet the first holiday, Rosh HaShana (the New Year) with all kinds of symbolic foods, especially sweet ones, like apples dipped in honey. But some of us have to have fish heads on the table, too.
I think fish heads gross EVERYONE out, honestly, except maybe people who actually cook a LAMB'S head and put it on a platter for the table. Anyway, these heads represent the bracha (the blessing)
You should be like the head and not the tail.So let's try to keep at least a step ahead this year. Why not?
And on that note, I hope it really is a good year for all of us.
Shana Tova Umt'ookah ( have a good and sweet new year). I'm hoping to see Tanta Fela.
P.S. I'll get that carnival up, the Old Mighty willing, on October 10 instead.