Monthly Archives: January 2008

Not a cold weather person

They say it’s going to snow this week here in Jerusalem, and I have to say, I hope it doesn’t. I want sunshine and warmth – not icy cold. Especially since I am sick and it feels like I’m coughing up a lung all day long.

And it turns out there’s a reason we haven’t been getting the central heating that’s supposed to be working in our apartment – the pipes for the water heater are totally rotten and that’s why the wall in our living room is soaked and there is mold there and on the ceiling. Yummy, huh? Could also be part of why I’m so sick. So here I sit, listening to them drill our wall down in the other room while I’m supposed to be working (which is the last thing I want to do right now but you can’t exactly call in sick when you work at home, can you?).

Then I think about Dave, and how it’s better to be sick and cold and living in an apartment that was mold-infested and is now getting drilled apart than it is to be dead. So here’s to you, mate – I’ll try to minimize my whining, for you.


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I just found out that someone I know, or knew, died. He was 22. I’m kind of in shock – this kind of thing isn’t supposed to happen. I met him through one of my first jobs here in Israel, working with young Jewish leaders around the world. He was one of those from Australia, and a great, great person. We were never close, but he was always smiling and in a good mood, and I liked him. He was robbed, his family and friends too. Someone told me that you have to figure that God had a larger plan, but really that’s only a minimal comfort to someone grieving over the life of a child, isn’t it? Anyhow the best I can say is rest well, Dave.

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Starting this up again

It has been a long while since I’ve written – and a long time since I’ve felt inspired to write. But I’m getting it back, so let’s see how it goes this time around.

There have been a lot of changes in my life while I wasn’t writing. I quit my job, visited San Francisco, moved in with my boyfriend when I got back here, started several new jobs, and have found a dream job that I will be starting a week from Sunday. It has been a challenging and wonderful time, with more ups and downs than I ever would have thought I could want. Working from home, in the apartment I’m still getting used to living with my boyfriend, is not a great idea. Winter sucks and I HATE being cold. But I love it all, in the end. I am more committed to this relationship than I ever have been before, I love him more than I’ve ever loved any guy I was seeing, I have great friends and I’m going to be starting a job I didn’t dare dream of finding.

Well that’s the basic update. I hope to continue posting more often, since I do love this and miss it. I’m back in the game!

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