If you listen carefully this morning, you can hear a collective sigh of women throughout the midwest and east coast pondering pounds of brisket and gallons of chicken soup, wondering who will make it to their seder tables tonight. To think that our past worries were whether there would be an egg shortage due to the Passover/Easter proximity.
Here we were – certainly those of us who work full time – thinking how brilliant it was that the first seder fell on a Monday. We partook in leisurely shopping over the weekend instead of the midnight run to the all night grocers. We cooked in our pajamas and workout clothes and our phones were spared the gooey matzoh ball mixture of conference calls past. We set tables with extra care and woke this morning able to still put in a fairly decent day’s work before the reheating begins.
We plan and G-d laughs. A pending spring snowstorm that doesn’t even have the decency to show up early enough for any of our guests to be able to make a show/no-show judgement call before early afternoon is sort of the big Mother Nature FU.
My phone started buzzing with texts last night: “Weather update?”, “Any cancellations?”, “You changing yours to Tuesday?”
Holiday misery loves company.
Tonight, instead of the Four Questions there will be only one… will anyone be sitting at our seder tables?
In case not, anyone interested in a boatload of Jew food?
4 responses to “Seder Snowstorm”
We moved ours to Tuesday since my in-laws have a long drive. Sadly, some people won’t be able to come then. Oh well… Have a nice holiday!
Disappointing but better to keep everyone safe. So far no precip at all here. Crazy!
NO snow upstate..I can smell the brisket and matzoh ball soup through the computer Amy. Enjoy your holiday with or without guests, I’m sure it will be lovely.
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