it is 2:00 p.m. in the holy city of zefat. I've had the kids since 12:30 p.m. and I can't take it any more. I am on call every second bringing snacks and drinks and wiping tushies. I'm their personal slave. cleaning up after the puppy is also wearing me out. having 4 dogs is turning my house into a kennel.
I sent a photo to the town's vet. he tries to find homes for the strays. I didn't hear from him so I will have to just bring the puppy do the pound. it is not an easy feat. it's located on the outskirts of town. I don't even know if a taxi knows where it is. I will call the vet again. I will ask for someone to pick up the dog.
I am so very tired. I went to tel hashomer on tuesday for my oncologist appointment. I left in a taxi at 6:00 a.m. and got there about 8:45a.m. I was finished by 9:45 a.m. I did get a good report. I caught a bus back to tel aviv. I was at the central train station but I decided not to take one back. that entails getting off at acco. I hate the bus ride back from acco. it takes forever. I waited for a while until a bus came to rosh pina. from there I took a local bus and was in my house at 2:00 p.m.
I haven't really recovered from all of the travelling. I think it is more that I didn't sleep at all the night before. I was so worried that I wouldn't wake up in time. one of these days I must invest in an alarm clock. I probably would worry just as much that it would malfunction and not ring at all.
I made a mini pool day for the kids on Wednesday. we were having water fights. my grandson turned violent and threw a bucket on my hand. he followed up by hitting me three times on my hand and arm with a wooden broom handle. I thought my hand was sprained. his parents said that I am too wild with him. they said that he thought it was part of the game. he was mad at me because I dowsed him with water when he wasn't looking. he attacked me when I tried to drain the pool.
yesterday I had them inside. no more pool dates for a while. I made cheese toasts and gave out lots of treats. I did take them out at 6:00 p.m. to the local synagogue for a celebratory dinner for a new sefer torah. we didn't hear any music or see any signs of a celebration when we got to the shul. we went to the local kid's parks where they played happily until 7:30 p.m.
It was getting cold but the kids wanted to stay out. finally around 8:00 p.m. we heard the music. we ran a few blocks up and caught the procession. we followed it back to the shul. I didn't stay for the meal. it was 8:30 p.m. and time for the kids to shower and go to sleep. I filled little bags with nuts, cookies and candies to bring home and brought a plate of goodies for my daughter-in-law, too. I helped put them to sleep.
I am super out of it today. I've only done a bit of cooking. I made a pot of chicken and turkey balls. I also made a marble loaf cake. that's all I've managed to do. I did stay on the phone with a friend for about 1 1/2 hours. I washed all the floors with bleach and bailed out a backed up toilet with a wash cup. I feel like taking a nap. Shabbat doesn't start until around 8:00 p.m.
I defrosted the beef that I cooked for Shavuot. I was thinking about making fried chicken wings but I don't have the energy to do anything right now. I guess I should just get up and put up the fish. oh well........