Sunday, December 28, 2008


OY. i feel like i have a million and one things left to do, and all i want to do is sleep until i leave.
The current to-do list:
-figure out my plug situation, aka how many things i'm bringing that need to be plugged in and therefore need converters
-write out a timeline of dates that things are due
-call eye doctor, insurance company, maybe the dentist
-send emails to a few daycares to see if any would be interested in hiring me over the summer
-make a packing list
-inventory all my OTC drugs and such and decide which i need to stock up on to bring and which i can buy there, and figure out how to get my prescription while i'm there
-clean my room so that i can find everything i need once i actually start packing
-figure out the details of the pre-orientation phone call
-figure out the details of getting my israel cell phone before i leave


i feel like there should be more things on the list. but it's still pretty daunting. 16 days. yikes.

oh and now there's this whole war situation. which is not making my parents or my concerned friends very happy. however, my israeli friend Avi who is in Jerusalem wrote me this:
Things are a bit tense here - but not because we feel threatened in Jerusalem (don't worry about that, J-lem is still far away) but just because Israel is so small and everyone knows SOMEONE in the areas being hit.. And now they're calling up reserve duty, so I have some friends on call... But in general, Israel is more or less supporting this attack. I mean, we obviously don't want war, but after 8 years of being rocketed, including during so-called "cease-fires", it's about time. There are still people very much against it though, of course, so there's kind of a split... I just hope that whatever happens, it won't continue much longer. But Barak and Olmert - or should I say, the Israeli people - won't let this become another version of the second Lebanon War... (I hope). But in any case, people are talking about it, but you guys will be safe here in Jerusalem.


1 comment:

  1. GRAR! Stay safe and cautious, but enjoy yourself there. Always remember: One foot in front of the next, enjoy the journey, and you will find that life is alot more enjoyable by not letting the little things get you down.

    Keep on schedule and utilize that list and you'll be ready for this.