There are many things spiritual to be done in preparation for any Yom Tov, but as Jewish women all over the world know, there are also quite a number of more mundane, physical arrangements to be made.
In contrast to previous generations, larger and larger numbers of women are in the workforce, necessitating a careful juggling act in order to pull everything off without a hitch.
I'm so glad that the heat has abated somewhat. It makes marathon back-to-back challah baking sessions just a bit more bearable.
Ten pounds of bread flour later, I am feeling very accomplished ;)