Friday, August 6, 2010

Almost Shabbat

it's already 2:00 p.m. on friday afternoon in the holy city of zefat. candlelighting is at 7:00 p.m. which means that i have another five hours to get the meals cooked and wash the floors again. i've only started to cook the morracan tomato relish and i boiled some eggs.

i am really dragging today. i didn't have to take care of the baby this morning which is the first time this week. we have been literally, joined to my left hip all week. i went down to the grocery at 10:30 a.m. and the rest is a blurr. i did manage to dispose of all the empty plastic bottles at the recycling bin near the supermarket.

i just put up a small amount of fish to stew with assorted peppers, carrots, and potatoes. we'll have tuna salad for lunch. they are predicting that it will be even hotter on shabbat. last night we were well relieved with a lovely breeze. i ran around collecting sheets and towels after the family of renters finally left at 3:00 p.m.

michal came to 'chill' out at my place yesterday. she had to get out of her house before she had heat stroke or worse. i sent her upstairs to the kid's apartment where there was airconditioning for a few hours. i managed okay with sahar downstairs. we later filled up a laundry basket with water and let him splish splash in the nude outside in the courtyard. he stayed in his make shift pool for a couple of hours.

while michal stood guard, i ran downstairs and threw in three super large loads of laundry. they dried in about half an hour on the lines outside. i finished all the laundry about 9:00 p.m. i also dragged a bunch of stuff downstairs to store for my niece, who returned to india. it was left off on my porch the day before and i had the pleasure of dealing with it. i really strained my back doing this. i was not a happy camper when i went to lie down.

my back is still stiff this morning. i went downstairs to bring in all the laundry and washed the kitchen floor. thank goodness, the family didn't trash the apartment.
to be continued/////// shabbat shalom!


  1. I hope you earned a bit of money from the renters and not just that you put out preparing for them.