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shabbos prep
I didn't do enough tonight. And I didn't function well as a human being. I've had a few too many long days a lot too little sleep, and I'm running out of patience for just about everything. And when Julian kicked my cat, that was the end of my tolerance level. Monster got handed to Abba while I dealt with figuring out dinner for the monster. Seth got a micro meal, because I'm a lousy wife.

After Julian got to bed, I put the potatoes on to boil, talked menus with the hubby (didn't get very far with that), and went to the grocery. So I didn't start cooking until about 10pm (other than the potatoes). I made:
  • Gefilte Fish (not fritters...if there's time tomorrow, I'll make fritters too)
  • Mina de Espinaca (see previous post for link to recipe...I'm too lazy to go find it now)
  • Mushrooms in wine sauce.
  • Fresh-squeezed lemonade
And well, that's it. Not enough, I know. Oh, and I hard boiled 16 eggs. Whoopee. For tomorrow's dinner, we'll also do tomato salad, green salad and fruit salad. That should work, right? I'd intended also to make more farfel stuffing, but I didn't get around to it. Oh well.

For Saturday lunch, we'll have Salmon, which I should be able to do when I get home tomorrow. Seth said he would roast the chicken during the day tomorrow for Sat. night. I couldn't do that tonight, because it's defrosting.

I also swept and swiffered the kitchen floor. Because, you know, the cleaning lady is coming tomorrow. Heaven forfend she see my dirty floor. What on earth is wrong with me??

Julian's only woken once tonight, B"H. Hopefully he's back on track after this. My teeth hurt like the dickens, so I can't even imagine what he's going through. I'm going to go take some codeine and pray for death. I mean sleep. I'm going to pray for sleep. Preferably pain-free sleep.

I'm not going to stress about getting too much time in tomorrow. I probably won't get there until 9ish and I plan to leave no later than 4. I'll live. I'll just probably not be checking LJ much tomorrow. I've got a lot of work to do tomorrow, but I can get it all done if I just focus for a change. I don't know when I lost my focus...that used to be just ME! Maybe it's the whole being-an-Eema-thing. I fear it actually disappeared before that. Bleh.



I just wish I'd gotten more done. I miss my "domestic goddess" icon.

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kmelion From: kmelion Date: April 29th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
you might want to consider having Julian tested for food and airborne allergies. Sometimes changes in behavior are symptoms of allergies. And it doesn't help that the poor boy is teething.

And how old is he? The terrible twos might be upon you.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the terrible twos, that's all. He was mad because I wouldn't let him have something so he screamed all the way from the car to the house and stomped into the sunroom. The cat just happened to be there. Once Abba picked him up, he was fine.

I'd worry about allergies and whatnot, except that he's totally predictable in his reactions, plus when he gets too cranky and we realize we're morons for not remembering the teething thing... if we put orajel on his gums, he stops being cranky pretty much immediately.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 29th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
i feel the same way. damn the need for sleep! i'm going to put away some of my pesach stuff today
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not I. My stuff doesn't go away until Sunday. And this year it might not even be until Monday.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 29th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
i want pizza darn it
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
so have pizza
From: gittygiggles Date: April 29th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
in due timeb
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: April 29th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want Oreos. I don't know why because they're not often something I want. But I want Oreos, dagnabbit.
From: gittygiggles Date: April 29th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
how about a compromise! a breyers orea milkshake!
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: April 29th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Argh ... that also sounds good. Usually the Pesach-food thing doesn't bother me so much since it's just a week. This year though ... *grumble grumble grumble*

I've been meaning to ask -- do you mind if I add you? Your journal says it's closed, but ... you're just cool!
From: gittygiggles Date: April 29th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
actually i've had the exact reverse. this year hasnt been too bad! the only think i'm worried about is my son. he's not eating as well as he usually does and getting him to choke down the poly sobee or wahtever vitamin is hell.

and yes! i will add you :) that's the best compliment i've gotten in a long time!

i will warn you, my life is INCREDIBLY boring and mundane.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: April 29th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! :D

And it's OK -- my life is pretty boring itself.
magid From: magid Date: April 29th, 2005 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for reminding me about the gefilte fish; I'd forgotten mine.

(I didn't do almost anything last night, but I'm trying to make up for it this morning before work.)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
ugh. There was no making up for ANYTHING from me this morning. I DRAGGED myself out of bed at 8:15 and headed straight for my car. Then I remembered that I probably needed appropriate clothing for work, so I turned back.
From: have_inner_lady Date: April 29th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eh, it's Friday. Can't take it too seriously.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
what? Clothes? Or dragging myself out of bed?
From: have_inner_lady Date: April 29th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I think this qualified for your domestic goddess icon.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I'd gotten the salmon and the fritters done, maybe.
From: have_inner_lady Date: April 29th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have to at least admit you did pretty freakin' good, especially with all the sleep you're not getting.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah. I just didn't manage my time well, which annoys me. I've been sucking at that.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: April 29th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I should squeeze some lemons and make lemonade. A friend of mine said, and I quote, "Everyone should have freshly squeezed lemonade for Pesach." :)

I wish I had accomplished more as well. I will deal with the mountain of clean yet still unfolded clothes when I get home and finish cooking for shabbos. Maybe a laundry fairy will come and it will be folded for me? The laundry fairy would be Joel.

I plan on sleeping as much as possible this yom tov. I am not going to even pretend that I have shul in my plans because that would be a bold faced lie!



estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's true! Everyone should have fresh-squeezed lemonade on Pesach! (and fruit salad...lots of fruit salad!)

Seth's been fabulous with laundry lately. Even when I do get loads washed and dried, I never seem to have time (or inclination) to fold and hang up. He does it without complaint. I should keep him.

shul? What is this shul of which you speak?
cellio From: cellio Date: April 29th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
When you've got the time, I'd like to hear more about gefilte-fish fritters. I assume you thaw a log and pull globs off and fry them in oil, but is there more to it?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 29th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
1 thawed loaf of gefilte fish
3 eggs
1/2 cup matzoh meal
garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper to taste.

Fry in oil. Drain on paper towels.

Serve warm or cold. Plain or dipped in tomato sauce seasoned with garlic powder, onion powser, salt, & pepper.
cellio From: cellio Date: April 29th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, sounds fabulous. Thanks!
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