Wednesday, June 3, 2009

And ye shall count…seven weeks…

Yes, I know Shavuot is over and no, it’s not exactly seven weeks but the final countdown has begun (not to mention the shoppingTimes Square spree). On July 26th Maor and I fly to New York  and on August 5th we head home to Israel. For good. As usually happens in life, things haven’t turned out exactly like we thought. I haven’t graduated yet since I bit off more than I could chew last semester and I still have my final project to complete. I’m a little more than halfway done and it’s not a problem to finish up online. I’m actually trying to work on it through the summer while I still have access to the library but I am highly unmotivated. I’m also trying to finish up a tutorial that I’m working on from my internship.

The biggest news is that Arthur will be staying in San Jose for another year while Maor and I return to Zufim. It is purely work related – he doesn’t have a job in Israel and he does in the U.S. We’ve been advised that the matzav being what it is, if you have a job, it’s a good idea to hold onto it. So for now we’ll return to our roots and have a long distance relationship, though this time the distance is a little bit further.

Maor will be graduating from elementary school, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, on June 17th so if you’re in the area, feel free to come and witness this miraculous joyous event. I have to admit that I will be happy to not pay Jewish day school tuition anymore.

I’m hoping this won’t be my final post from California. I’m trying not to get overwhelmed by all there is to do (do I really have to sort and pack AGAIN?!) and to actually get started on doing some of it. So for now, signing off.




Ilana said...

bruchot haba'ot!!!


Baila said...

Leave all the stuff with Arthur (except the BOOKS, of course) and let him pack it when he comes back. You can make do with very little here, remember? And we have to work out a Shabbat when you come to Modiin.

Anonymous said...

y'all are so brave. we'll invite him over a lot.

Gila said...

Looking forward to having you guys back home!