sunday morning in the holy city of zefat. i just got back from yoga in the neighborhood. i have zero energy today. everyone is busy doing their windows and vacuuming their homes and i am typing on my blog. gal left this morning very early with the baby. she has a part time job at the childrens' gan in canaan and left sahar with her family. i didn't feel the slightest bit unhappy about that. i am totally on my own today. i cannot force myself to function so i will simply, take it easy until my energy returns.
we still have a full week to complete the pesach cleaning. my hands and fingers are so swollen that i can hardly fold them. i am completely worn out. i spent all day friday just cleaning up the kitchen and straightening up the house for shabbat. i have no more strength to continue today. that's how it goes with pesach cleaning. one day you go for 8 hours straight and the next day you can't move.
i used up almost all of my chometz so the closets are pretty empty. i just ate my last tablespoon of tahina. forget about bread, there isn't any. i ate a vat of rice, kasha and mashed potatoes during shabbat and i already gained about 3 pounds. my body just cannot deal with carbohydrates. what i really want to do is lie down on the sofa with about 2 swiss dairy chocolate bars and just pig out. pardon my non kosher language.
i ate a few of the sephardi pesach cookies on shabbat and suffered a massive headache on friday night. they are chuck full of sugar and some unknown ingredients that do not sit well with me.
zvi is still obsessed with trying to buy a used car. heaven help him! i decided that i am not going to deal with the city tax people until after pesach. i've had enough of this folly. speaking of folly, the water company jacked up all the water bills and fled to another town. you cannot see a clerk in person now. all matters can be dealt with only by phone or mail. way to go peleg!
i have decided that this, too, can wait until pesach is over. welcome to the holy city of zefat and it's inner politics. i will resist from speaking any more lashon hara about the town, now. i will simply, make myself another cup of coffee and 'chill', which isn't hard to do because the house is still freezing.
i am very excited that i found my favorite brand of instant coffee that is kosher for pesach. what a relief! i bought three. if i had seen more, i would have bought them. so all i still need, is to buy veggies, fruits and some dairy. i'll let the kids buy the snacks by themselves. i already sprung for pesach marshmallows, chocolate bars, potato chips and chocolate spread.