Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday Night

it's 1:00 a.m. in the holy city of zefat. i just finished washing the dining room chairs. i sure hope they'll dry by monday night for the pesach seder. shabbat ended around 8:00 p.m. and i got into action mode. we had an easy clean up because i used mostly, throw away plastic plates and cups this shabbat. the counters are all clear and hopefully, i'll get to wash them down tomorrow and cover them with razer sharp, extra strength, aluminum foil.

i didn't get to take a nap today because my son brought my grandson downstairs for me to watch, while he went to shul. apparently, his wife needed a nap. i got to catch up on the week's tehillim, because i was not exactly in davening mode this week. i also read some laws about pesach and read part of the haggada. little sahar was sitting on my lap, playing with his own books for almost an hour and a half. he was pretty mellow but kept on grabbing cloey the dog. she didn't seem to mind.

i still need to clean two bathrooms, the t.v. couches and two bedrooms. a cinch! right? i am not going to do windows tomorrow. i'll finish the spring cleaning after pesach, some time before shavuot. tomorrow, i'll do my final wash down of all the floors in this apartment. i am feeling rather hopeful and not desperate, at all. the pesach stove is already hooked up and ready to go.

last year at this time, i was suffering with acute facial paralysis and not in good shape at all. my face was twisted to one side and i couldn't close my eye. drinking was a sight, with the liquid dribbling down my face. i made it through the seder all right but the next day the nerve pain in my face became unbearable. i spent the rest of pesach in my bedroom hiding from people.

my eye still bothers me, especially after using cleaning fluids and straining myself. i absolutely cannot tolerate bleach anymore. so i compensate and use tons of soap and liquid detergent for the floors.

i have a bunch of seat cushions to wash tomorrow and a few plastic chairs. i still haven't polished my mom's brass candlesticks. to quote the song from annie, "tomorrow, tomorrow, i love you tomorrow...."

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