Today is exactly one month since Pesach. (Upon which I absolutely do not look with fond memories, I’m sure you all know!!)
The fourteenth day of the month of Iyar is Pesach Sheini, the “Second Passover.” When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, this day served as a “second chance” for those who were unable to bring the Passover offering on the eve of the “first” Passover one month earlier, the 14th of Nissan.
Today, we mark and commemorate the date by eating matzah (in the same way that we eat the afikoman-matzah at the Passover seder in remembrance of the Passover offering).
Anyway, I think I ought to apply this lesson to my everyday life. Yeah, I may have screwed up. I may screw up a lot of times. But there is always a second chance. …Now if I could only make myself whole-heartedly believe in that, I’d be in pretty good shape.
One of the benefits of buying way more jewelry than you could ever possibly wear is that occasionally you have the opportunity to pull something out and say, Hmmm, look at that, I’ve never worn that… new earrings! Which happened to me today, because I was finally able to go outside wearing just a tank top under my sweatshirt instead of a long-sleeved thermal shirt… and these earrings match the tank top perfectly. (Yes, I am a geek like that.)
Last year I bought a space heater for my office, because I just can’t function when it is so. damn. cold! But then I bought a refrigerator, and apparently I can’t use them both at once because my computer tends to blow… I guess it generates too much electricity. I’m taking a chance on that again, though. It is impossible to work with icicles dripping from my body!
When I got home from work, I had way too many things to do … I had to dash out to the library, and this must be some sort of record because I never go to the library, pick up the books I have on hold, and run right back out. I always manage to dawdle. But no time for that today, sadly. Then I decided that as uncomfortable as they make me feel, sandwiches are fast and so that’s what I’d have to do…
It’s an “egg and bacon” sandwich!! Would someone in the know please satisfy my curiousity and tell me whether Lightlife bacon actually tastes like real bacon?? I’ve just always wondered.
I managed to get a very little bit of studying done… and I am already burned out. I have absolutely NO focus. It’s quite sad, really. And I don’t want to study all Shabbos long, because I have a massive pile of books I am dying to read, plus a few magazines that are calling my name. Who wants to memorize a bunch of essentially useless information in those circumstances?! I have a bad feeling about this situation… it can’t possibly end well. Ulp. Can’t wait until Monday night when all this crap will be over.
In light of my newly-acquired “emotions list,” I believe I ought to pinpoint at least one feeling every day. So. Today I am feeling overwhelmed. (I have a feeling this one will be very prevalent. Hmm.)
Have a great weekend!