Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On My Feet Too Much Today, But Progress on The Cleaning Front

Between the infection on my foot (I'm taking antibiotics) and the cracked skin, I shouldn't be on my feet too much.  I can't wear shoes or sandals which are tight, and between the heavier socks and the bandage, everything but my slippers are tight.  Not good.

It's hard to clean the house off one's feet.  My father helps by taking in the wash.  That's good.  I like hanging it, and he can handle taking it in.

This morning a group from the neighborhood (community) Pre-Passover Camp came over asking for chametz to eat, so I gave them a package of salty crackers which we must have gotten from someone on Purim.  Yesterday, a different group came over to play the exchange game. They gave me an apple and I gave them the fanciest lollipop imaginable.  It was also from Purim, and I was glad to get rid of it.  I was afraid that at some low-point, I'd weaken and eat it.  So, for me the apple was a great trade.

If the camp doesn't come over for something tomorrow, I'll run out and give them the "ices" I have in the freezer. 

I pretty much did what I planned today in terms of Passover cleaning.  There's a limit on how much one person can do.  I'm no longer young and I'm not at my fittest.

Tomorrow's big job is finishing the freezer and the bottom of the fridge.  I'd like to confirm Shabbat guests, if any and even cook for Shabbat in disposables.  My dream is to do the basic Pesach kitchen switch before Shabbat, except for the sinks and covering the counters.  That's the Saturday night job.  That way I have Sunday to cook.  Monday, before the seder is for vegetables and whatever side dishes there are left.  But we're not having a lot of people, so I don't have to cook tons of food.

Bed time

PS I'm probably boring you.  sorry


rickismom said...

Well, I was on my feet all day yesterday and today. Up until then I was ENJOYING cleaning. But standing (not walking) is killing my circulation. At least tomarrow I will be out of the cramped kitchen, and clweaning the living room (with more steps and movement, hopefully!
When cleaning the deep freezer last week (including bending down almost to floor level), and climbing to clean high shelves in the kitchen yesterday) I DID wonder how in the world I will be able to cvontinue this in as few years. Hopefully as I loose weight, it will get easier?????

Batya said...

Stay healthy. My weightloss has been good for my knees, but there are things we just shouldn't be doing, like climbing on the kitchen counters. I stopped that a few years ago. Do you use a long-handled scrub brush? Good for low things, too.

Risa said...

Batya & Rickismom, it will *not* get easier. We will have to learn new strategies, begin earlier and rely on others. That's just the way it is. We are going to our eldest son for the seder. He has 4 kids and wants to 'tell' them already. I can't agree more. We still have to clean but after 38 years during which I made 33 seders, I am happy to 'only' have to 'make pesach'.

Batya said...

Risa, how exciting! Enjoy and chag sameach!

Keli Ata said...

I hope you're feeling better, Batya.

And chag sameach!

Batya said...

keli, double thanks