I just had to write this down...a bit of unwinding...
Sunday morning I woke up and washed Margalit's room's floor, which was filthy. (She'd been making a "campsite" in the muddy yard all Shabbat). Went to work for 8 hours. Made a doctor's appointment for Hagai, who called me from school because his ear was bothering him. Came home, took Margalit to the store to get a present for her friend's birthday, took Hagai to the doctor, went shopping, came home, put everything away, put out supper, made rye-bread dough for Monday night's dinner and (since I already had everything out) made challah dough for Shabbat. Washed down the couches. (a once-a-week job since the kids eat on them and they're always full of crumbs) Put everything up to get the floor ready for washing it. Brought in the laundry and did another load.
Monday morning I hung out load #2, washed the kitchen/living room floor and got the downstairs ready for renters (clean floor and toilets; make beds). Made molassas-cookie dough. On the way to work, stopped at the bookstore to get a Math book for Margalit. Couldn't figure out which one. Went to work for 8 hours. Got the name of the book, and stopped again at the bookstore on the way home to buy the book (which is the SECOND time I've bought it, since M. lost it, somehow....can't figure out how, because it should have been sitting on her bookshelf waiting for her class to be ready for it).
Came home (to a blessedly clean floor) and made several loads of hummos for Purim mishloach manot. Froze it. Cut up and seasoned 4 chickens, ready to bake. Baked 5 batches of molassas cookies (Shabbat and Purim mishloach manot). Ground up onions and garlic for tomato sauce that Ariella likes -- she's coming for Shabbat with her boyfriend, and I want to make her eggplant cassarole, which is vegan and she likes. Plus it's a good side dish. Spoke to the couple that's renting the room to give them directions. Made rye bread and cheese spread for supper. Dessert was the molassas cookies that didn't retain their shape. Boiled up potatos and eggs, and made a marinade for the potatos and green beans for Tuesday's supper -- salad nicosie. Went to neighbor to help her with her computer. Slept on the couch, because Margalit had a friend sleeping with her in the bedroom.
Tuesday...got everyone out the door. Went to work (8 hours). Came home. Got the room ready to rent out again(!) A bracha -- we need a new DVD machine, since ours simply doesn't work anymore, and Purim expenses.....anyway, it's nice for the kids to see that we can do extra things with the rental money. Took the kids to the library (Rosh Pinna), the "Center" (shopping for Yochi) and Hatzor (Margalit wanted to see what costume accessories they have in Hatzor that they don't have in Tzfat). Came home, supper. Complete meltdown.
Tomorrow, I would like to get some strawberries at the shuk (if it's not raining) for hamantashan filling....homemade strawberry filling is the best. And after work, someone is coming from the Jewish Agency's פותחים עתיד program -- extra-curricular activities for kids of the city. Margalit was chosen by her school to participate -- her school really puts a lot of its resources into my daughter. Bless 'em.
Which brings me to my Purim costume. I want to go as a single mother. In addition to work-related paraphanalia, I will need accessories as a doctor, psychologist, social worker, cook, maid, mechanic, mediator, gardener, handi(wo)man, and goodness knows what else.