Monday, September 28, 2009

Yom Kippur

Today is a day of fasting and the most serious Jewish holiday on the calendar. It is Yom Kippur , until sunset.

But after spending 3 days in the hospital last week my very young kids need to get back to a completely normal, and as uneventful schedule as possible. Meals, school, nap time, quiet time. Services at our beautiful temple just aren't happening this year. I need mellow and peace for my stressed out little monkeys, who clung to me when I dropped them off at school this morning. An outing with just mommy after nap time would be nice, but nothing to0 wild and crazy.

Yom Kippur is all about atonement, and my prayer for today and my atonement for the new year is to take better care of myself. I was eating healthy and exercising but I really need to step it up even more. Just getting put on a simple anti-biotic and ignoring the ravages it did to my stomach, ended up separating me from my kids, my husband and my health and energy. I ain't doing that shit again!!!

I don't mind being separated from my kids if I am in Vegas but in the hospital where I feel like hell and my kids are super worried, is not acceptable.

So I will continue to gradually work up to a diet of low-fat and high-fiber after I get over this no fiber, almost full liquid diet. When my strength is back I will get back exercising and I will take all my meds even if they are poison and I will take lots of vitamins and probiotics to combat the poison meds. And I will ask for help if I need it and not put on a happy face.

And I promise to start being funny and irreverent again because I am starting to bore the shit out of myself. And please accept my apology for any offenses or yawns or tears I caused you in the last year. I would rather make my friends laugh.

I realize most of my readers aren't Jewish but if you want to write any goals, to-do lists, or link ups to your blog from this post feel free. Maybe you have a project to work on too and we can support you.

10 comments:

Pop Champagne said...

Hope you feel better with the hospital teatment and that you get your strength back! My goal is to eat healthier too, too much fast food lately :S

Clare said...

Bizarre Char. Check out my post today.

http://thelilacgrove.blogspot.com.

I am right there with you on taking better care of myself. My recent health/heart scare has kicked me into full exercise/deit mode

Love ya

Charlotte said...

Clare today must be the day for atonement for everyone regardless of your faith. What an interesting coincidence.

Aunt of 14 said...

Happy Yom Kippur!

bearer of three said...

Glad your feeling better..My goals are to eat better, work out when i can, stress less, and just take life as it comes..I wish you the best in your goals and look forward to your funnier blogs :-)..

Charlotte said...

Those are great goals and I look forward to funnier blogs too!!

Eva Gallant said...

Just dropping by to say hi from SITS; hope you'll do the same. I hope you feel better soon! I love your header picture! What a cutie!

Helen McGinn said...

Take care of yourself, and, despite what you may think, you've made us laugh right out loud, regardless of your mood. Hope that doesn't just make me sound like a heartless cow, cos I don't mean I'm laughing at you but at what you write. I felt the need to clarify that; I've had a few dodgy incidents recently... ;O)

Unknown Mami said...

Honey, your humor always shines through. No matter what.

Charlotte said...

I guess you just can't kill a smart ass.