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Lately I've been restless. Restless to move. Far away. Not that I don't want to end up back here, eventually. But I'm bored. Or restless. Or something. I've just never stayed put for this long before. I don't know what it is. I'm just desperate to get out, out, out. Just for a few years. Honest.


I don't know what's wrong with me.

Current Mood: anxious anxious

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kressel From: kressel Date: May 24th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

a totally different subject

I read your post about segulos, composed an answer, and discovered I don't have the right to post at chayeisarah. So here's what I posted:

As I understand it, a segulah is a mitzvah whose reward is partly known, like baking challah for the first Shabbos after Pesach bringing parnossah. Now, as I'm sure you'll point out, a pregnant woman isn't required to go to the mikvah, so how is it a mitzvah? The answer is: I don't know. Sometimes it seems more like a matter of doing something that adds kedushah. For example, some single women buy talleisim, which is not a mitzvah for a woman, but she they do it in the hope that the men who will use the talleisim for a mitzvah will soon show up in their lives.

One of my teachers in sem advised that we don't do any segulos unless the action itself interests us. She regretted her purchase of a tallis, but she was glad she learned through Shir HaShirim. I think it's a good rule of thumb, and I'm a big believer in segulos.

A pregnant lady goes in the mikvah for an easy labor. A woman hoping to become pregnant go under dip 9 times, having in mind that she will not necessarily do this on every mikvah visit. And it is supposed to be good for a man's seed that he puts the challah crumbs from the Shabbos tisch into a spoon and eats them.

Anybody know segulos for righteous children?
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 24th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd love it. Except we can't take Julian out of state (except on quick trips, of course).
From: cecerose Date: May 24th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad I'm not the only person feeling that way.

Lately, I'm having fantasies about selling off everything and moving to Seattle or something. And I don't know why.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 24th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm right there with ya.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: May 24th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have similar fantasies, chucking it all and moving somewhere interesting. I fantasize about having a job that requires me to say "would you like fries with that" because thinking would be optional.
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: May 24th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 24th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Seth seems to think I need a vacation. And he's probably right. But where to go? And when? I have no leave time. I had finally accrued some and then holidays got in the way. I'm accruing some now, but come October, they'll all be eaten with High Holidays.

I think that may be part of the problem. I haven't had a vacation in, well, a long time. Even in college, I worked full time or more through most of my "breaks." Blah.
From: gittygiggles Date: May 24th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
move with us. you can afford a house down there ;)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 24th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
absolutely not.
mamadeb From: mamadeb Date: May 24th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Come visit us? We have a futon and more books than we can possibly need.

I need a vacation. I need a week when I don't have to do anything at all - not cook, not go to work, not shop. Just do NOTHING.

We are going to Balticon this weekend, which should help.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 24th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, that's basically what I need.

Except, I think I'd like to go someplace and go shopping.
NY is a good place for that.
From: have_inner_lady Date: May 24th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Come on out. Julian and Rafael would have a great time keeping each other occupied, and I can point out The House That Goes Spluck, which is nearby and may help you feel better about your constant renovations.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 24th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
hey that's true.


When are you free on a Sunday? (Or there's Memorial Day, but I don't know if you're busy that day)
eyelid From: eyelid Date: May 24th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
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