Sunday, February 28, 2010

ALL ALONE AM I...SINCE YOU SAID YOUR GOODBYE son the lawyer just moved out.

He's on his way with his father and another car load of stuff to Tel Aviv.

He'll be great.

The jury's still out on me.

I'm chickenless in Jerusalem. Actually there are some wonderful, great things about being chickenless in Jerusalem...I just need a few hours to get used to the new me before I remember them.

You'd think I'd be used to this already. It wasn't so long ago that my oldest two moved out. Well, it was about ten years ago...but who's counting.

See, when they abandoned me I still had Joe College.

But...then he had to go into the army. For three long years. During the worst intifada in the universe. Where we were being blown up daily and he still had to get on his bus to go back to his base. And I still had to get on my bus and go downtown into the war zone.

That was fun.

Then he came home. Ptew!!!

Then, he decided he had to go to South America for six months!!! If I remember correctly, I turned to him and said, "With the Nazis and Pirahnna???"

He, smiled his soldier smile and said, "Okay, where do you think I should go?"

To which I quickly said, "Your bedroom would be nice. I'll get cable TV and you can..."

Four months in South America and two months roaming around the wilds of the United States of know places like California, San Fransisco, Boulder, New York!!!

I lived through that. Do you know they have roads called the Roads of Death in South America? I didn't know that till he came home. I also didn't know he was going sky diving until I got the video.

Then he went to law school. Yahoooo. Up the street and back home again hoorah, hoorah!!!

Then, one day he came home and said that he can go to Europe for a semester to study law and he thinks he'll go to Holland.

That's nice, I thought. A few tulips. I can live with that.

So, you see...I should be trained and ready for this move. But, in all those instances, he was coming home.

Now, he has a new home.

But, I made up his bed and put a Bubbie Blanket on...just in case.

Have a great life MSTL!!! You're going to be great.

And, funny enough...I think I am too.

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

Thursday, February 25, 2010


My kid...Joe College is moving out.
Now you must understand, he's only moving to Tel Aviv...not Alaska! But, still...he's moving out.

Don't get me wrong. I am thrilled he's moving out. He needs his life and I need mine. It's just that I am a 'nester' you see. As a sun sign Cancer, I nest...nurture...nudge...that kind of stuff.

It is time that all the chickens leave the nest. But, oh they were such wonderful, cute, amazing chickadees.

The other two are still in Jerusalem. I call occasionally. I see them occasionally...but somehow being in the same city makes them feel closer than the hour ride to Tel Aviv.

Sometimes with the traffic jams and the building THAT IS STILL GOING ON IN THE CITY for the light train it could take an hour to get from my place to theirs...but still.

Joe College is finished law school. Does that make him now My Son the Lawyer??? HMMMM...and he is starting his internship at Goldfarb...the second largest law firm in the country, on Sunday.

I want to pack him a lunch. I want to iron his shirt. I want to kiss him and watch as he makes his way down the street.

Pathetic, no? But you see, I've been conditioned. I've done that since he started kindergarten.

On the other hand...I no longer have to sit up wondering where he is and when he'll be coming home. I no longer have to cook this for him/ that for my husband/the other stuff for me.

So, now what am I going to do with all the money I save on groceries and all the extra time I have for myself???

I don't know. I'll probably keep on doing just what I do...cook, write, teach, meet my friends for coffee, talk to the babies, watch TV, read, plan my trip back to Canada and the States this summer.

And that sounds pretty damn good to me. What do you think?

Toodleedo, Joe College. Hello and have a great life MSTL (my son the lawyer).
Imma loves you!!!

Happy Purim!!!

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