As someone noted: "the weather just isn't nice."
Perhaps with that in mind, we should note that a cool front will arrive this afternoon, and temperatures will plummet to much cooler levels for both Yom HaZikoron and Yom HaHaztmahut.
There could even be some light showers late tonight and late tomorrow night.
The cool weather should remain with us until the end of the week.
There are two mysteries that have been percolating in my mind during the last week.
The first is: "why do cats love to eat fish if they hate water so much?"
The second is: "why do wives forget that their husbands ever cleaned for Pesach, and might do so again."
While I certainly can't answer the first question, I can make a reasonable guess at the second.
In fact, some might say that the answer is obvious.
Men are rational beings and women are not.
This means that a man keeps a tab of all the times (and days) that he cleaned for Pesach in prior years (and sometimes, he even keeps a tab for the days he will clean -- even if not the present, current year).
Hence, when the wife gives the husband the typical "there is so much to do, and only one person to do it" speech, he immediately calculates the the total number of days he cleaned in the past, divides by the years he did so, and tells his wife: "I clean at least one day every Pesach." For good measure, he might even throw in that he cleaned 2.4 days six years prior -- so why is she so worried.
For all you husbands out there, you have to understand that a wife doesn't keep tabs or records -- she lives in the present and wants to know what are you going to do now. And, until she has proof -- real proof (like a husband on a ladder with bucket and rag -- she knows she's got to do it all herself.
This is a fundamental difference between husbands and wives in how they view current events, so if you husbands want to make a good impression, stop living in the past (or the future), and be aware of the present.
I realize that I should have completed this blog before Pesach, since I asked the question before the holiday commenced. However, I was very busy cleaning!
May we have fewer reasons to remember, and many more reasons to rejoice.