sigh of relief: huge mound of grading done and Shavuot!!
Yay, I almost don’t know what to do with myself. I mean, I have plenty of other things I can start doing like cleaning litterboxes, checking out the garden, planting some things, maybe splurging and picking up a dairy product or two since it is the Shavuot holiday and cheesy things are sort of required. I have a serious craving for moussaka…hmmmm.
One thing my afternoon will not include is reading word one. My eyes are glazed over and swimming from all the grading the last few days!
For those who don’t know, Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to the entire nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai. The word Shavuot means weeks, and the festival of Shavuot marks the completion of the seven-week counting period (known as the Counting of the Omer) between Passover and Shavuot. Secular Jews in the Diaspora have probably never heard of Shavuot but it is a deal here. The book of Ruth from the bible is read on Shavuot.