When I came home from work and stumbled past my husband on the couch on my way to lay down, I paused and asked him, "remind me why feeling this miserable (i.e. fasting) is helping us spiritually?"
And he rolled over, shielded his eyes from the light, and said- "It's what we choose to be miserable for."
May these Three Weeks be cut dramatically short by the arrival of mashiach and the end of this horrible galus, amen.
And big thanks to Savta for taking the girls this afternoon so Yoav and I could crash.