it is 6:00 p.m. in the holy city of zefat. i'm beat. i did a 5 hr. cleaning stint this morning. i have pretty much, been averaging 5 hours a day doing my pesach cleaning. it's really more than just pesach cleaning. i'm making up for all the work i didn't do last year.
i've shined the silver spoon collection and washed the kitchen windows and screens. i washed the curtains and already rehung them. we had a warm and sunny day, perfect for windows and laundry. it will probably storm before pesach, but i don't care. the windows didn't get done last year and i couldn't bare another minute staring out of those filthy windows.
i wanted to run to the supermarket, as i received some great coupons, but i was too tired. the kids are here for shabbat and i'm tempted to serve the leftovers from the purim meal. when i mentioned it to my daughter-in-law, she seemed a bit concerned. i have liver, spicy chicken wings and meatballs in the freezer. the last thing that i want to do is make another cholent. i can save the leftovers for after pesach. i have a small fridge with a tiny freezer upstairs.
i'll see what's available at the super tomorrow. i'd love to start shopping for pesach already. perhaps, i'll go to the big super on sunday. money is a bit scarce right now. the kids are in a real financial pickle, too. i put away my small meat toaster oven for pesach already. i needed the counter space for the cleaned fridge parts. i already did my freezer and am in the middle of the fridge. i get bored easily and start other 'projects'. i can't seem to get the fridge finished.
i did most of the kitchen cabinets and the silverware drawers. i have thrown out a bunch of kitchen stuff. anything that was weighty, or had a scratch or chip got chucked. i threw out a bunch of party dishes that were never used. in fact, the labels were still on. i needed the cabinet space. i am trying to simplify life. i want to be able to navigate through the kitchen and pantry with ease. i cannot stand clutter.
i had the best time ever, today, at my friend's. we tossed a bunch of junk that her husband left in the back yard. he is a real pack rat and i don't know how she manages to deal with it. she waits until he leaves the country and she goes to work. i felt so great tossing all of the junk. we were supposed to go to a torah class in town but she was a bit under the weather and i was half asleep. throwing out the junk was a real high. having lived, most of my life with my mom who was a 'saver' / hoarder, it felt therapeutic helping my friend clear out the yard.
i already cleaned the bedrooms before purim so i will do a quick sponger before pesach. the large bedroom needs a bit more work. the windows, glass doors and porch need serious scrubbing. i still need to get upstairs to deal with the pigeon takeover. yesterday, cloey the pincher dog, got hold of a pigeon and wouldn't give it up. she growled at me but i was able to get it out of her mouth without getting bitten. there was pigeon feathers all over the house. i needed to do a thorough sponger. i can't remember how many buckets of scented soapy water got thrown around.. the floor was still wet this morning.
my grandson joined me this morning at 6:30 a.m. after he went downstairs, i got up and started cleaning. i should have finished the kitchen cabinets and or the fridge, but instead, i tackled the windows and curtains. yes, all 6 windows. they were pretty light in weight. i can't take the living room windows out. i need to ask my son to help me. i haven't done them in years. i need to wash them next week. i have 18 windows on this floor. some are very small and do not come out.
my son wants to make a seder here. i was hoping to go out. my friends may not be in zefat and i can't eat at the in-laws on pesach. it's more work for me. if i keep on keeping on my cleaning routine , i just might get finished a head of time. i think that every year but maybe i do have a shot at it. the seder is on monday night and i could cook on sunday night, if i get everything finished. we shall see what we shall see..