Tuesday, July 03, 2007


I'm not ashamed to admit that I live a caffeine driven life. And I do know that it is important to taper off the caffeine prior to a fast. So, here it is the 17th of Tammuz. Guess who already has a headache? (Oy, somebody please remind me to lay off the caffeine before Tisha B'Av!)
May we all have an easy fast.


Juggling Frogs said...

I have to admit to a throbbing headache, too.

My husband quits caffeine every year a week before 17 Tamuz, and stays off of it until Yom Kippur.

I suffer through each fast day with the caffeine headache, but I'm much easier to live with in-between!

Have an easy and meaningful fast, Oriyenta.

RaggedyMom said...

Oy, caffeine headaches are the pits! Have an easy fast!

MoChassid said...

I don't get the laying off caffeine before fasts. Doesn't that just result in a week's worth of headaches instead of one day's?

I just got up at 4 a.m. this morning, had a cup of Joe and went back to sleep. No headache here.

The last thing I will have before tisha b'av is a strong cup of coffee. Hopefully it will get me through most of the next day.

Juggling Frogs said...

Only 7 hours to go (give or take), here in Massachusetts.

Am I the only one who has found herself in the kitchen half a dozen times today, thinking, "you know what I could use...Oh. Yeah. Nevermind."

Jack's Shack said...

It could be worse. Really, it could be.

orieyenta said...

JF - Sounds like your husband has a good plan. I may try to taper it down at least.

RM - Thanks!

MoC - Sounds like a great idea...except for that 4am part!

Jack - you're right - it could be a full fast.

rivkayael said...

i quit coffee during pesach--strong strong temptation to go back between pesach and now, but when i had my EASIEST FAST EVER during 17th tamuz i knew that i had truly had my yetziat mitzraim from coffee.
it's now caffeinated chai and pepsi for this sleep-deprived grad student now =).

Z said...

Have an easy fast...with lots of excedrin! :)