Once more I did not write for a very long time. But I do have an excuse – Passover rush. I know it has been on the calendar since last year, but none the less every year all the work is done at the last possible moment. And I was so tired that not only I could not scrape enough energy to write, I could not even knit, or crochet. I did make a few pretty necklaces for myself and my friends – I will try to take the pictures tomorrow. But other than that I was just happy to sit down and vegetate when I had a chance.
I did not even feel like knitting for most of the intermediate days. I still do not feel like I want to knit. Probably becouse I spend most of the day in the kitchen! My kids love Pesach food! And I feel like I fried mountains of chicken breasts, cooked vats of soup and cut up buckets of salads. We do not use any store-bought products on Pesach. Everything made at home, from scratch. This takes a lot of time and effort but well worth it. The only problem is that the food disappears much faster than it is made.
But what did I do for me, if I was not knitting? I have been playing with my crochet hooks. Yes, this might just become serious. Last night, after the Shabbos was over, I have made some progress on my Rosemary Vest, and I am planning one more – very lacy, very Summer vest.
But meanwhile, I am still tired. We had only one family with us for Seder – but it meant there was 5 adults, 3 teenagers and 11 kids around the table!
Well, for the last day – Shabbos, I decided to better that record. So we had invited three couples we are friends with. This meant 9 adults, 3 teens and 14 kids. Good time and good food was had by all. If someone told me just a bit over a year ago that I would be adventurous enough to attempt it I would not have believed it!
We spend most of today putting away Pesach pots, and pans, and other wonderful things that would be hard to live without. All these things spend most of the year in boxes and only come out on Passover. Now DH has finished washing all of them and I boxed them up. DD #1 should be here any minute with pizza! Finally! Something I did not have to make myself!