Friday, April 2, 2010

Passover Pictures

This was my first Passover Seder, to tell the truth. It was just as much fun as it sounded like, but the day was not without drama. Alpha Mom spent all day running around to stores and cleaning the house and doing all those things you do before having lots of company. Finally it was time for her to get herself ready and she had just gotten out of the shower, and the guests were due to start arriving in a half hour and guess what? The power went out! There'd been torrential rains and flooding and lots of people didn't have power. There didn't seem to be any reason to think this was going to be fixed right away. I should mention here that we only have electric stoves in the house.

Everyone stayed calm while Alpha Mom called the power company. After the power company lady could only repeat, over and over, that most outages would be resolved within three hours, everyone gave up being calm and opted for meltdown instead. Just a couple of minutes before the very first guests got here the power came back on and even more miraculous, stayed on. It was wonderful but the Moms might just have lost a year or so off their lives in the meantime. It's a good thing I was there to help out with the festivities.

 I had to see that everyone felt right at home and had everything they wanted. 

 As long as what they wanted was a Shar Pei.

 Is this holiday great, or what? It comes with its own instruction manual for the part where traditions and rituals are observed. After that, dinner is served. 

The chicken was especially delicious, but nothing prepared me for CHOPPED LIVER. It's a religious experience all by itself. I was only allowed a little taste at  a time. There was concern with whether it would agree with my stomach. It seemed to and it certainly agreed with my mouth.

I helped with the clean-up, of course.

 Good night, Get home safe and come back soon.


  1. Ohmidogness! That sounds like a very exciting time for everybuddy. It's a good thing your moms had you around to help keeps everything under control. It looks like you were a Most Gracious hostess!

    And you gots to luv a holiday that comes with its very own instruction manual!

    Wiggles & Wags,

    PeeS. I just luvs all your wrinkleys!

  2. What a nerve racking night you all had! A loooong time ago, a very good friend of the family treated us to a traditional Seder. We didn't get liver or anything. Hmpf.

    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  3. Hi, Lola!
    Sure it was not nice for the moms to have everything ready and to see the power going away!
    Glad it came and you all had a great time!
    Kisses and hugs

  4. it's a good thing that the powers came back on just in the nick of time! you are a super good hostess, miss lola. i think you deserve more chopped liver. teehee.
    the booker man

  5. I'm glad you got power back on just in time! It looks like a fabulous feast. I've never tried liver before, I am jealous!


  6. Lola, for reals, are you sure you weren't celebrating Hanukkah cuz of the lights staying on and all? *wiggle* I mean I know it's not that time of year (my Aunty J and cousin Lucy celebrate all those howlidays!) but it woulda been kind of funny if it happened at Hanukkah.

    Peace out!!

    PS I took several naps today. I was quite productive!

  7. Lola,
    You are so nice and kind to your visitors!
    I want to visit your house one day.
    Thanks for stopping by. BTW, my pawrents met a Shar Pei in the dog expo. There were so many dogs and little time to watch (and take pics of all)
    Nice to meet you, you are a beautiful girl!
    Happy Easter!

  8. Treating the guests like royalty, good work Lola!
    Did they give you any "tips"... like maybe some treats??


  9. We are glad your power came back, it always seems to happen at the worst times, doesn't it? You look like a wonderful hostess Lola :)

  10. Ha ha! Reminds me of when our furnace died on Christmas day. Brrrr...

    But good times, right? Momma went to a Seder once. She said it was really a wonderful tradition.



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