Sunday, October 26, 2008


I just wrote the Guv that I spoke to three of the men in my life tonight. My son, Joe College who is studying for a semester in Holland. Hebrew U. Law School (you notice how I tossed that in?) has an exchange program this year and he was accepted in Rotterdam.

What a great opportunity for anyone. To spend three, four months in a European city, studying and living like a native. And Europe...Brussels is a two hour train trip away. My son met his/my cousins Romie and Larissa who spent an entire day wining and dining him and a good friend, who was accepted for a semester in Belgium. How do you thank someone for loving your child like they did? And the feeling was mutual. My kid loves them. My heart is filled with awe.

My Dad AH came back from WWII, the Big One, with glowing stories of Belgium and Holland. He always wanted to go back and now there is my son making the trip for him. How marvellous.

Then I spoke to my two brothers...Dovidle who was born with the same biological parents as I have and Maeshey who lived up the street and became one of us when he was seven, I think.
Well, Maeshey is in Colorado for the weekend working with Dovidle on a project that is exciting to all of us and when I can I will tell you all about it. The only bad thing is that they are there and I am here. When I was in Boulder last month, Maeshey and his wonderful daughter came for a few days and it was an amazing amazing experience. Never mind that it had been almost fifty years since the three of us were together in the same room. All of a sudden it was as if they were eight and ten again and telling secrets. I'll tell you about it one day.

There are three other men in my husband, my oldest son, and sweetsie tootsie the six year old. They are 'my at home, men' and fill my life with everyday kind of wonders. Did I tell you that sweetsie tootsie started first grade this year? Yes, my baby is a big boy. On day two he turned to a new friend and said, "I get it. It's boring. I'm going home." The other kid thought that was a grand idea and together these two pagromchiks walked out of class, walked out of the school, and after crossing two big streets, walked home! Thank God they are all right. The final word is that they aren't going to do that again. My son and his wife (this is a post about men) took care of that.

I love being the daughter of...the wife of...the sister of...the sisterinlove of...the mother of...the bubbie of...the friend of...I like that a lot.

I have to go now. I just remembered something I have to share with the guys. Off I go to phone the States. Yahoooooo.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


As much as I have tried to keep my blog up-to-date, I just seem to get bogged down with family issues and life in general. So my New Year's resolution...Rosh Ha Shanah :) that I will try better.

It isn't, God forbid, that I don't have what to say. Moi??? Never!!!

So, here we go. My thoughts for today are these:
Thank you France...I never thought I'd say that...for getting a letter to Gilad Schalit, our soldier captured by Hamas 28 months ago. Other than being allowed his glasses from home, this is the first letter he's received.

I am on a final...for the time being...polishing up of my novel 'Emma Shelby is No More' and the plan is that it will be done by January when off she goes to California.

I am almost finished my next novel 'Jerusalem Stones' which started out to tell one story and ended up telling another. And, the whole is bigger and better than the sum of the parts. Well, I think so, anyways.

I don't understand how anyone could vote for Barak Obama. I know, I know...I have my friends and family in the States sending me gazillion emails telling me where I am way off base. But 'splain me Lucy. Why? All I can come up with is that Hillary paid for people not liking her husband and the rest want to get rid of the Republicans at any and all costs. But, as I keep asking my fine family and friends...what if I am right and you are wrong? What is the plan? I asked the same of my left-wing friends who insisted that leaving Lebanon and the Gaza Strip would bring Valahlla. I asked them...what if you are wrong? What is the plan? They, as the Obama folk, just say nothing. See, they don't have a plan. And we all know what happened here in Israel. So I think instead of getting Valhalla we are going to get Oy Vey instead. Time will tell.

I am finally over the jet-lag from my trip to the States. Let me tell you that was the very best trip I have had ever ever ever. What a treat! Thank you--you know who you are.

Bubbie Channah is still pulling herself together after her terrible bout with shingles and then her fall. Slowly but surely she is climbing back out of the months of pain and misery. Poor Bubbie Channah. Not fair!

Dovidle and Maeshey are together in Colorado this weekend. I want to play too.

And, finally. Guess what I discovered...never mind I'll tell you. Turtle Dairy Queens. If you are lucky enough to live in a place where they have them run, don't walk, to your nearest branch and order a big one. And take a fifty, for me!

The holidays are over and tomorrow we go back to work and school and life. Yahooo. Loved the holidays and love getting back into my old routine. It rained yesterday. I love the rain and it's supposed to rain again this week. Yahoooo.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I know...I has been forever since I last wrote...but I do have a reason.
See, my mom has not been well these past six months. Nothing serious, but awful just the same. And as her caretaker I sort of fell apart from the responsibility and the worry.

So, my husband, God bless him, decided to send me to the states for three weeks. To my brother Dovidle and his wife. Yahoooooo.

Three weeks in the Rocky Mountains where the only noise you hear out your window is...nothing. No noise. My brother and his wife also have hybrid cars and they don't make any noise either.

Actually a person can go nuts from all that quiet. I mean, I'm Israeli. We shout and holler and wave our hands and that's only to say 'Hi, How are you?'

See, my plan was to go there with my laptop for three weeks and just sit quietly and write.

You know that expression, Mahn tracht, un God makes plans and God laughs.

It was a great grand wonderful hoot of a time. As soon as I arrived my brother and his partner were hosting a seminar on stress management. Dovidle asked me if I thought that was something I could be interested in and then fell down laughing.

It was brilliant! And I made two new wonderful friends...Mary Alice and Mary new friends!!!

Then my brotherinlove Maeshey and his daughter Nikki arrived for four days and we ran and talked and hugged and hugged some more and filled our hearts with joy. The last time Maeshey and Dovidle and I were in the same room together was close to fifty years ago!!! We just picked up like it was yesterday and the umbilical cord is stronger than ever. How lucky are we???

Then sisterinlaw's mom and sister arrived. I love them. A whole big fat lot I love them.

And finally I made two more dear dear friends...Barbara and Lovey (Carol but everyone calls her Lovey and it is a perfect name for her).

Have you ever met someone for the first time and known you love them??? That's Barbara and Lovey.

Ok. Now I'm back where I belong in Jerusalem. Remind me sometime to tell you about my flight home. That was a story!!!

I wish you all a sweet, healthy happy blessed peaceful shana tovah! I wish you all gmar hatima tova...and may you all be enscribed for a wonderful year. I hope you have an easy fast.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.