I had always assumed that grown up people had jobs where they could play essentially the same role all day.
Today my list of tasks included things that may never had all been done by one person in one day.
- I led services this morning
- I will be leading kinot ( liturgical poems of loss and sorrow) on Sunday, Tisha B’av and needed to practice, so I was singing poetry from the time of the First Crusade
- I made chicken ( so far this sounds like a typical Friday for lots of people)
- I lay bricks ( My building is redoing the front courtyard. We are now up to setting up the brickwork.The bricks put in 100 years ago are not the same size brick that is currently in use. the brick layers and I have been doing all sorts of fancy footwork with the bricks. Neighbors and the bricklayers seem to be surprised that I am willing to get on the ground in a dress to play with bricks and work on getting the layout to work.)
I had thought I would get to some sewing but I kept getting called downstairs to consult with the brick layers.
Oddly enough there is more of a connection between the sewing and the brick laying than one might think.
Shabbat Shalom! Glad we are not eating bricks.