This week marked Purim, the biggest balagan to ever hit the streets of Tel Aviv. This was my first experience with Israeli holidays and it was all I thought it would be and more! Here in Israel holidays don’t just last a day or two, they last for an entire week! So come Monday people … More PurimFest 2011
I was a little bit nervous for my first day of volunteering on Sunday. Honestly, it’s intimidating not knowing the language that your students are speaking. I woke up bright and early feeling a little unsure of myself (what had I gotten myself into!) Gladly, those fears were put to rest by the end of … More Jump Right In!
I seriously have the most amazing friends ever. They’re freakin’ fantastic. Yesterday’s “going-away” festivities started with Matt, Miles, Mary, Elisa, and Katie Rose. We all went to Shady Glen (of previous post fame) for some diner classics. The 3 M’s got burgers, while Elisabella and I got tuna sami’s. Of course, this is what we … More The World’s Greatest Friends
It’s official people, I’m done with the filing gig. Does anyone else hear angel’s singing softly in the background? I’M SO HAPPY! Don’t get me wrong, I’m insanely grateful for the opportunity to work at the medical office and make a few bucks before Israel, but this job has come close to sucking all the … More Last Day of Work!
This morning I got my first glimpse of the ice-world that surrounds us! After last night’s ice storm a quarter-inch of the glassy stuff encased literally everything in the yard. It was absolutely beautiful (even more beautiful because I didn’t have to go to work! Real world snow day…woohoo!). A Winter Wonderland 🙂 So what … More Ice Ice Baby
For weeks everyone has been asking me if I’m nervous for the big trip. I kept waiting for those feelings of slight panic and fear-of-the-unknown to kick in, but honestly, they just never came! No pre-departure jitters, no feelings of homesickness, no unrest about what’s to come. I think this is probably due to a … More Pre-Departure Jitters!
Filing is getting to me. Filing is really really getting to me. There’s only so long that a human being can withstand the mindless action of alphabetizing, disorganizing, and re-alphabetizing lists of names over and over and over again. Today was one of those days where I just couldn’t stop my brain from thinking about … More Mentally Wiped
Sorry for the lack of posting. This weekend was crazy with working at the fancy schmancy ristorante, helping the commune family move into their new house, and other mumbo jumbo. Let’s just say that I also didn’t exactly stay on track with the challenge. Starting the challenge a week before New Years was a bad … More New Years Resolutions