Monday, April 18, 2011

Snow day? Seriously? I think it's because of Passover.

It snowed in Michigan last night!  They predicted a total of 2-4 inches, and supposedly my town got close to 2 inches.  It's April 18th and it snowed 2 or more inches in my state guys!  They're predicting a high of 40 degrees Fahrenheit with some sun this afternoon so the snow should melt pretty quickly but then tomorrow a severe weather system is going to move in and we'll be getting lots of heavy rain and storms, but the snow will melt.  I like snow and love looking at it out the window, but it's weird to be looking out at snow on my grass in the middle of April!

Tonight is the first night of Passover, the holiday when Jews eat matzah and no leavened bread products.  I can't help thinking the weather is some kind of comment on the holiday, hahaha.  Personally I love Passover (or Pesach, in Hebrew) and it's my favorite holiday.  You're supposed to switch all of your dishes to dishes that have never touched leavened bread, and your diet changes quite a bit for the eight days of the holiday.  I like having the different dishes and food.  Sure, it's disappointing to not be able to eat pasta and bagels and things, but it only lasts a week and there are lots of other good things to eat instead.  

I could have titled this post "Why I'm Weird."  I like snow in April and I like not being able to eat leavened bread for a week.  There you go Blogland, I'm beyond strange!  Chag Pesach Sameach to those who are celebrating, and happy spring to those who don't have snow.


getyourselfconnected said...

Happy Holiday for you!

You may have lost me on the "like snow in April thing". Have to draw a line someplace :)

All my best.

Emily said...

Chag Sameach to you. Hope you had a nice Seder last night. I too love Passover and the contentious eating of the next week.

Zhu said...

Good thing I'm not religious, a week without pasta would be a true torture! :-D

The weather sucks in Canada as well. I can't remember April being so cold. Over the WE, we had rain, hail and wet snow, all in one day!

au soleil levant said...

GYSC - yeah, I knew the snow in April part would get folks. Thanks for the holiday greetings!

Emily - someone else who likes Passover! Great! Chag sameach!

Zhu - you'd get used to the no pasta for a week, I promise! We really haven't had much spring this year at all, have we? Ten days ago it was in the 80s and now it's this weird winter mix. Hope you get better weather soon!