Life is always busy around here, and at this time, most of all I just enjoy living it, immersing myself in productive and satisfying work, interwined with leisure just enough to give healthful breaks. I like the best those days when, even though a lot of work is accomplished, all is done without rushing or stress.
But as we approach Pesach, I always gear myself up for a few extra-full days, with so much additional work to be done...
... The washing machine is working non-stop, churning out load after load of bedcovers, couch covers, curtains, winter clothes, and other things I am busy folding and putting away.
... Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning is going on ceaselessly; kitchen cabinets and refrigerators are lined with new clean paper.
... Closets are re-arranged, with summer clothes pulled back down from the upper shelves, soon to be used again; bags of clothes to be given away are assembled.
And of course there's all the usual stuff going on: cooking, dishes, taking care of the animals, and now, milking goats and making cheese as well; meal time, story time, bath time with the girls; and a myriad other things that happen and are called life.