Now that I've opened this post with some comic relief, let's talk about something serious. I almost hate to admit it: I both adore and despise housekeeping. Yes, that's right. I absolutely hate and love it more than words can express. I mean I really can't stand it, but at the same time I just can't get enough of a high off of spring cleaning in particular. How can that be? You might be wondering.
If truth must be told: The real reason I'm doing all this Martha-style homekeeping now is that it's almost Passover. Which for me means I'm in the last lap around the track of pre-holiday cleaning at home with slightly more than a week to go before the 8-Day Festival of Unleavened Bread begins the night of March 29th with our First Passover Seder.
*Chometz - In a nut shell, this includes all the foods and drinks Jews are commanded not to each during Passover. Basically everything with leavening, such as bread, cake, cookies or anything else made with any kind of flour, grains, rice, it also includes fermented items such as beer and things made with corn syrup.
**Schmutz - Any dirt or dust lying around the house that is not edible. I also include anything I want to throw out, including all the kids' stuff strewn throughout the house.
***Kasha Varnishkes - An Eastern European ethnic dish from the old country made with bowtie pasta which is tossed with sauteed and seasoned chopped onions and buckwheat. It is forbidden to eat this delight for Passover because of the pasta and buckwheat which counts as a grain.
What are your own spring cleaning horror and success stories? Please leave a comment and tell us all about it, being sure to leave the link to your own professional blog if you are a mommy blogger like me.