Sunday, March 27, 2011

Getting Started

it's 5:30 p.m. in the holy city of zefat. the kids left for tel aviv very early this morning. they took sahar to his other grandma. i should have jumped out of bed and started my pesach cleaning right away. afterall, it was a warm and sunny day. a perfect day for being wet. a perfect day for doing windows.

too bad that i couldn't fall asleep last night. i turned off the television way after 4:00 a.m. i wonder if it had anything to do with the last movie that i watched? just a little diddy about an arab woman who was falsely accused of adultery and stoned to death by the men in the village. it was way too graphic if you ask me.

my eyes were burning all morning long. i was feeling very guilty about not doing something for pesach. i finally forced myself out of bed and threw on my cleaning jeans dress at about 2:00 p.m. i started with the windows in the computer room. i washed the venetian blinds with soapy water. i have, absolutely, no cleaning agents in the house. i had a bit of dishwashing detergent left and i used that. i am trying very hard to stay away from the more caustic cleansers. my face cannot take them, anymore.

i did use windex, which is really, very caustic. i know i shouldn't have. i made up a batch of plaster and started repairing the outside window ledges. i really want to give them a coat of paint, too. i ended up straining my back trying to reach high crevices while i stood on a short step ladder. i didn't feel like climbing up a tall ladder outside by myself.

i wish i could report that i finished the computer room today. the truth is, that i managed to put away all of the costumes and purim wigs. i am just too tired to continue. i have given up for the day, already. the windows look smudged but i cannot deal with taking them out again and respraying them. i'm going for a fresh look. i am not going for perfection. i did that two years ago and ended up with a very twisted face.

it feels like rain. it is getting colder, too. i should have gone outside a lot earlier. what is one to do? afterall, we are not getting any younger, are we?
the computer room could use a fresh coat of paint. i painted it beige when we moved in over ten years ago.

well, i just couldn't leave well enough alone. i got the remainder of a can of peachy paint from about two years ago and added a bunch of really thick white paint from last year. then, i painted the wall behind the bed in the computer room. what a mess i made! paint all over the bed, the floor and all over my clothes and me.

1 comment:

  1. Z- maybe I should have made myself clearer! No bleach or caustic cleaning supplies!