Sunday, January 11, 2009

The journey has officially started...

This afternoon, I said goodbye to my house, my fish, my town, and a lot of other things, as I finished up my packing (SO MUCH STUFF AND YET I STILL LEFT A LOT HOME!!!!) and we headed to Grandma's house. We'll be here til after lunch tomorrow, then we'll head to Newark and check into our hotel there for the night.

I can't believe it's here. In less than 48 hours, I'll be on a plane, heading over 5,000 miles away from everything familiar...well, I guess I can't totally say that, because I've been to Israel three times, so a lot of it is familiar! But you know what I mean. It's totally surreal, that the thing I've been looking forward to for so long is ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

So yeah. I already know some stuff I munchies for the plane, the lactose pills I bought in Israel last time, and capris. But hopefully I have everything essential! I have a feeling, though, that I'm going to be spending a LOT of money this semester, especially the first few weeks, what with needing sheets and towels and dishes and food! Hopefully it'll settle down, but oy, it's a good thing my scholarships transfer, and if I get a double room that's $1000 less, and if I get the money from MASA that's $2000...And with Skype, which I just installed for my grandparents, calls'll be free most of the time! :-D By the way, if you have or want to get Skype, my screen name is shainamaydel87, add me and let me know so I can add you back!

Ok, I don't know what else to say here...wish me luck! Next blog from Jerusalem!


  1. Can't wait!!! :D safe travels

  2. [Shaina's Dad]
    Shaina has passed security and now is waiting (several hours) to board the plane. The fun begins soon...

  3. Shaina just called, she's on the ground in Tel Aviv. Not sure when she'll have internet connections.

    Sandy, Shaina's mom

  4. Shaina, I'm wondering what you're doing...I'm jealous of your traveling.

  5. [Shaina's Dad]
    Shaina is having computer problems at the moment and that is why she has not updated this blog yet. Otherwise, it seems that things are going well.

  6. hi everyone, it's me! I'm on a friend's comp, so i dont want to do a real blog...hopefully tomorrow i'll get on a computer for some real amount of time...but anyways, minus the comp trouble, i'm doing great, love my roomie, we're just being lazy cuz it's shabbos, and tonight we're partying! lol. more to come soon, promise...