it is 8:00 p.m. in the holy city of zefat. I had the kids all day and didn't really get to do much pesach cleaning. I cleaned the computer area and key board and washed the windows in my blog/costume back bedroom. I can't really close the closet doors. they have been stuck all year long. the owner of the furniture store where we bought them is my neighbor but I haven't gotten the chutzpah up to ask him for a favor.
I spent a lot of time screaming at the kids today. they are so wild and needy without having gan. It was non stop treats and drinks all morning long. at 2:00 p.m. I made a batch of soy franks. I made scrambled eggs for their father before he went to work, which he didn't finish. the dogs got them. I opened a can of sardines in olive oil for the granddaughter, which she didn't eat and the dogs got them, too. I made warm milk with sugar which both kids didn't drink. I dumped it down the drain. I found a can of palm slices, which the kids gobbled up and a can of tuna which I gobbled up.
I spent the morning searching for the granddaughter. this 4 year old spends all morning applying makeup. I put on movies for the grandson but he was totally rambunctious and kept on bothering his sister who kept on whining to me. I totally lost it at one point. the granddaughter took my one and only pen and lost it. I went ballistic. I used to have tons of pens back in the days before grandkids and poverty. I never had just one pen. what can I do? the little kids take all my pens downstairs and I never see them again.
I went on and on and on about not taking my pens without permission. I asked the 4 year old a hundred times where she put my pen. after all, how can I make lists for everything I still need to do and buy for pesach without a pen. the little one didn't flinch. I just went downstairs to check out the new curtains the big kids put up in the kitchen, and the 4 year old handed me a pen.
last night my son painted the downstairs. it was a long time coming. he wanted designer colors but his wife wanted white. it looks clean but boring and the curtains are totally inappropriate for a kitchen/dining room. they are actually for a living room. they also do not give them any privacy. what can you do? I just said it was stunning. in the meantime, I attempted to paint a kitchen wall, white and it became a real hassle.
first, I had to cover a darkish tan wall and second, a lot of the old plaint peeled off under the pressure of the roller. originally, the wall seemed smooth to me but I had some water damage on the bottom. I thought about contact paper but I went with the paint. I now have to go back to town and buy some spackle. the wall looks awful. I wanted a high gloss white plaint but this isn't it. the floor is a mess and I'm finished. I do have until 1:30 p.m. tomorrow to myself. I then have the kids until nightfall.
I took the kids out for a little while. actually, a neighbor came by with my mail and the little devils ran outside. I was embarrassed because I had been screaming with the windows open. we took their scooters down to the park and my granddaughter took a dive down a hill. she scraped both arms, her knee, chin and shoulder. there was a bit of blood on her lips and she went hysterical. I tried to apply aloe Vera plant but she howled so loud a male Sephardi neighbor came by to check it out. he calmed her down and brought her some cake and a hand full of Dora band aids.
I, once again, looked like a fool. I was totally in control but I was waiting for her to stop crying. I am not Sephardi. I don't go looking for candy and cartoon band aids when someone is bleeding. I cut aloe Vera plant.