Before we reach the fall holiday season here in Israel, an expression that is increasingly heard in all kinds of areas of life is; “acharei hachagim“, meaning “after the holidays”. Just about everything is postponed until after the holidays! Even though it can be annoying not to get the services you would like until “acharei hachagim”, the whole approach is quite contagious! Because, really, you do have quite enough just with focusing on the upcoming holidays! And as soon as you enter them, every second day you are entertaining, and have just enough time to clean the tablecloth and cook up a meal in between!
So, understandably, the list of of stuff to be done “acharei hachagim” has grown quite long over the last month… In a sense this is a new start, and we have celebrated the beginning of a new year. But my list goes beyond the “new-year-resolutions” like going to bed earlier and eating less candy (*not to say that those are not there at all…). My list includes cleaning the storage room, having the sewing machine fixed, making a balanced meal plan for the family, catching up on paperwork for the benevolence work and making appointments around the country for said work, starting a training plan for my running, getting the children started in their afternoon activities, get our women’s group going and the list goes on and on and on.
But to be quite honest, I am kind of excited about what this time “acharei hachagim” has for us too. It doesn’t matter how much I love the holidays, the routine of every day life is the best in the long run. And as I have said before, *and quite likely will say again; there is a time for everything!
And now, before I get to anything on the above list, there is a Sukkah to take down, and enough laundry to keep the washing machine going for two days straight!
The photos on this post are from my breakfast in the garden this morning, reminding myself of how good every day life really can be!
Life is good!