it's 7:00 p.m. in the holy city of zefat. just got back from the family bris. boy did i eat! after 5 days of just eating fruit and veggies, i let go. i mostly stuck with meat and veggies. i had 4 portions from the buffet before the meal was served. i only had some salad and a chicken breast for the main course. only!!!!
sahar was running around the entire time. he finally slipped and fell on his head, just before we left. his parents were nowhere to be found. his other safta was busy hosting and helping her daughter with the baby. she did manage to find time to walk around with sahar. someone from their family asked if i spoiled sahar. i merely answered, that he had a rather large family to spoil him. truth being, i think that i spoil him the least.
i had a terrible backache today. i did laundry for about 8 hours nonstop, yesterday. i hung up everything outside. my drier sort of died last week. there is tons of dried laundry all over the house. i just need a little strength and some tome to myself, to put it all away. i am totally stuck with sahar, these days. the kids are in the process of opening a shoe store in town. they are hell bent on opening it by this coming sunday. i had sahar from 8:00 am until 5:00 p.m. yesterday. i took him to his other safta and went to the veggie store. i was there for a couple of hours. i could'nt get a cab.
i walked over to my sister's to say hello to my nephew, who had just arrived from n.y. i got home at 8:00 p.m. i brought in the last of the laundry and the veggies came. i probably caught a draft in my back. it was rather cold last night. i then went over to miriam's for the shalom zachor. i took sahar home at 11:00 p.m. he was over tired and on a sugar high. he was literally, bouncing off the walls.
as a rule, i do not ply sahar with sugar all day long. i do occassionally, put black strap molasses in his milk for iron. his darling parents didn't get back until 1:30 a.m. i was beside myself. i now have to watch him all night long. i also need to finish my pesach cleaning.
some of the fruit and veggies are in the fridge. the meat and chicken are in the freezer. the paper goods, chocolates and nashes, oil, wine and matzah are all put away in the closets. the eggs are still on the kitchen table. i still need to wash the kitchen chairs. i also, have a couple of cartons of potatoes and other veggies in the hallway. i need to wash the pantry counters, so i can put the veggies away.
i still need to clean the cooking outcove. i also need to put away all my laundry and clothes from the large bedroom. i need to clean that bathroom, too. i'll have to skip doing the windows on the porches this year. i have to get myself in gear tomorrow morning, bright and early. i just feel like crawling into bed. i am good for nothing tonight.
i went to the seniors' center this morning. i was going to blow it off. my back hurt so much that i couldn't do any cleaning. i could barely walk, too. i felt very guilty about missing another week. gal, suddenly, had to rush out to town, so i quickly threw on a skirt over my pj's and went with her to town. the old folks were very happy to see me. they thought that i hadn't been there in a month. kenneth, the retired, american dentist, was especially happy to see me. he's no murry, but he relys on my company, i'm glad that i went. i felt better afterwards. my back is beginning to act up again.
i will go to miriam's on friday night. i have no intention of doing anything for shabbat. i'll have a tuna sandwich for lunch and that's it. shabbat shalom!