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Sunday, July 24, 2005

A Word To The Wise

Don't go to the donut store to buy fresh donuts for break fast when you're actually fasting. A ridiculous surplus of donuts sitting on your kitchen counter may ensue.
Looking on the bright side: Only two hours left.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm losin it. I HATE fast days. Especially when I can't go to work to distract me. I have no excuse not to sit home and help with my daughter.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me, the key to a relatively easy fast is drinks LOTS of fluids for several days (not just one) before. I did that this time and the fast is going easily. I actually got some work done, in addition to attending a mussar lecture this afternoon. I fell asleep during the lecture, but that is more sleep apnea and less fasting.

I didn't buy donuts, but I did forget to put the fancy cake out of sight. I mostly deal with it by staying out of the dining room.

Tzom Kal


7:40 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

" I have no excuse not to sit home and help with my daughter."

Um, do you think I'm one to look to for sympathy on the fact that you have to help your wife with the kids? You might be at the wrong blog for that.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point. Thanks. I'll go find another blog to complain at.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

but i do agree w/out work to distract...

a crocheted blanket has mostly been finished, this last hour (or so) is the torture part.

here's a second hint: don't start planning a new kitchen while fasting. or at least it made me really really hungry.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

M4, I guess your method of getting through the last couple of hours is blogging?

8:23 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Krum, how'd ya guess?

8:29 PM  
Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

Pathetic!! :-)

8:34 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

You're one to talk...

8:43 PM  
Blogger fsgsf said...

Yup, I made the same mistake. I bought the donuts, and ( shh) ended up tasting them a bit( OK more than a bit) earlier than I was supposed to!


Nj from NJ

11:04 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

I didn't do that, I just bought too many because I had "big eyes", as my grandmother would have put it.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Renegade Rebbetzin said...

Mom, I'm surprised at you. Never do any food shopping during a fast. I would have thought you'd picked up on that by now....

I once ended up with everything I needed to make this crazy fruit trifle recipe I found online. Including mandarin orange liqueur. Guess what? Been 4+ years, and the stupid liqueur is still sitting there. I'll swap you for a donut. :-)

1:01 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Sure, I have 3 dozen to spare!

2:22 PM  
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