Passover and the Traveling Wife

Long week, spent part of the week in the dark cool environs of my basement hideaway nursing a migraine. One of my triggers is sleep problems. Since getting the hated CPAP I’ve been able to avoid these episodes, unfortunately the CPAP doesn’t do anything for insomnia. For the last several weeks I’ve been waking up at 3:30-4:00. Neat time of the day, feels like you have the entire planet to yourself. Realistically I probably only have the time zone to myself, and maybe the one behind me.

Didn’t help that I had to be up at 4:30 anyway to get Mrs S to the airport. She’s off to Hawaii for the next 10 days helping her mother move out of the home she sold there. That’s probably 1.5 solid days. She should have a lot of time for all the other stuff she likes to do there; beach yoga, pool lounging, wearing shorts. Certainly none of that stuff going on around here.

The good news for her she gets to miss Passover, her least favorite Jewish holiday. She doesn’t like holidays that require you do something different from what you do every day, that kinda translates to “work” in her world.

I made it out the store to purchase or Passover food for the week. $150 for two people for 7 days. And that’s just for snacks and starch. $8.00 for a box of cereal, $6.50 for a dozen cookies. $7.00 for coconut macaroons. Jew on Jew crime if you ask me.  

I’ve tried just avoiding Passover foods all together but apparently part of the experience is torturing yourself with shitty crackers and cakes made with 6 dozen egg whites. Some Rabbi found out how I was bucking the system and decided to make a rule that you have to eat matzo to make the holiday kosher.

Which stinks.

On the other hand, don’t tell her, but I do enjoy it when she’s gone, house is nice and quiet, stays tidy, no one nagging encouraging me to go to gym. Still have the daughter around so I can go full bach.. have to keep my pants on during the day, but I’ll take what I can get. I suppose I could wear seats all day, Mrs S hates it when folks wear sweats outside of the gym.

Oh wait that me, I hate it when people wear sweats, which is why I don’t own a pair of sweats, which means I’m back where I started.

 

April is going to be a nice quiet month for me however. 10 days after she gets back from Hawaii she’s getting back on a plane and heading to Myrtle Beach for 10 more days. Spring break. She’s going to hang out with her Mother and Aunts, playing golf, eating out.. this time the girl will be in school all day so if I can take a day off somewhere I will have the house to myself.

I may have to see if I can make that work.

Tried to take some time off this week to do something with the daughter and it just wasn’t to be. Is that “Cats in the Cradle” I hear in the back ground again? 

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