it is 8:30 p.m. in the holy city of safed. the grandkids just left. and no, I did not shower them. they were in the pool and I was exhausted. they were actually, getting along together in the computer room and I passed out for a moment. I even got to see my Australian cooking contest show at 6:00 p.m.
I made some chicken wings and French fries for my grandson. the granddaughter wanted tuna fish but of course, didn't eat any. she ended up having a yogurt with a banana. I had one myself. I am suffering from a severe earache. I have had it since last week. I did go to the dentist because I also had an awful toothache.
the dentist thought that I had an infected wisdom tooth so I took a week's load of antibiotics. I can't believe how woozy I felt. I have been pretty miserable of late. a couple of weeks ago I slid on some dog pish and broke a toe. on Shabbat my sciatic acted up and I was crippled. I couldn't even stand up straight. my teeth ached and my ear was inflamed.
I couldn't reach the dentist today, of course. I don't have the kids tomorrow so hopefully I will get to see the dentist tomorrow. it was a bit cooler on Saturday but once again, it became unbearably hot today. they say that it is the hottest it's been in 100 years but I think they said the same thing last year. my back is much better but my inner ear and jaw are both killing me.
I am having friends stay over on Wednesday so I went to the local supermarket to buy a few things today. there are tons of tourists visiting safed right now so the large supermarket is a real jungle. if you don't get there early there is nothing left on the shelves. I couldn't deal with the place this morning. we will probably do some barbecuing on Thursday so I will have to buy some wings, kabobs and hamburgers.
I spent a bit of time in the pool this afternoon. I don't think it was the best thing to do with my ear problem but it was too hot not to. I have no patience at this point. I cannot deal with this pain much longer. I have some pain relief pills but I haven't taken any. i'm too lazy to go and find them.
I am basically, using arnica oil and peroxide to deal with the pain. I travelled with the kids to hadera on Thursday to pay a condolence call. my daughter-in-law's 49 year old aunt succumbed to her 9 year battle with bone cancer. she was truly a saint. she was a tremendous source of strength when I was sick. she truly was a happy woman who loved her family. she had an infinite amount of faith, too.
it was a pleasure to see this extended family in action. in spite of the tragedy everyone was united and loving. there were loads of little children and babies running around and everyone got along. the family unity is amazing. having not had that all my life, made it seem even more miraculous. yes, I am still not speaking with my family. I try not thinking about them now.
the holidays are getting pretty close. I want to do the minimum. I will try and go out for most of the meals. I am still contemplating the brain surgery. my friends are leaving for a month in November so I need to do the surgery in October. my other option is to wait until I become symptomatic. my sister not having anything to do with me, leaves me very vulnerable, medically. I don't think my son will be able to help me that much. oh well.....