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The holidays are practically here.  While my household is not the most religious in the world, we try to do a Seder (albeit a shortened version)sometime during the week.

For the most part, I’m sure we‘re in the same boat as everyone else-as the family grows and ages we have a very hard time trying to get everyone to the same table, on the same day and time!

Last year, our daughter and family came out and we managed to do what we could.  I made it well known years ago that I was in no shape to hand wash china, silver, crystal and cookware.  Our grandkids, while very well behaved, are still too young to sit through much of a service.  So we wound up having about a 30 minutes reading of the Hagaddah by my husband.

It was NOT pleasant.  Even using paper goods-I still went home sore and exhausted.  I had also spent the week taking care of the kids while our dd/sil went on an “adults only” vacation.

This year, with no little ones, we’ve all decided that just the getting together is what’s most important.  As of this moment, we still don’t have a time.  Just a day.

Our niece and nephew usually work (they work for restaurants that are open)on the weekends.  My husband and son actually get the day off and the rest of us can work around time frames.

We’ll be going to a local deli and hopefully enjoying the family.  This year my parents are getting ready to move, I’m prepping for some hand surgery and everyone is pretty darned worn out with just what’s been going on behind the scenes.

So I have no recipes to share, no tips to make it easier-other than use these holidays to treasure those who are able to be with you and enjoy whatever services you chose to attend/hold.

I’ll be taking off for a few weeks (unless I find some time that I’m not aware of),  as mentioned, I’m having some hand surgery, right before I’ll have my grandsons for a week and I’ve got to get about 5 articles done before all of this takes place-so take care and enjoy the starting of Spring!

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