Thursday, February 11, 2010

One Year Ago...

Can you believe it... one year since we left Israel and moved back to the US. It makes me sad that that as time goes by, my life there moves further and further away from me. However, our friends that we made will be visiting us in September. Oh Hurray.
I think that I sometimes have to look at photos to remind me that we were actually there. I pretty much picked up here in the US where I left off. I'm back working at the same place (although I love it now), we're back in the bay area (although a weee bit further giving me a longer commute. Bright side! Bright side! I can read all of my books and magazines) We are reconnected with our wonderful family of friends that we have here. And actually, I think, that being away from people makes you realize how lucky you are to have them. We have had some of my most favorite times with them since we've moved back. Erik and I have decided that we will do another international experience within the next 5 years, which will be perfect. But, for now, I am completely happy exactly where I am.

The grottos we went to near the border of Lebanon for my birthday in 2008.

Our trip to the dead sea. So. Amazing.

Some friends we met along the way, Gertrude and Lotte.

Erik's Israeli boss made me kiss a snake at Purim... I thought it was fake. Nope... it was real. Awesome...first base with a boa. sweeet.

So, so sad...

So much talent, gone too soon...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


November 1993

Dear Zoe,
I'm sure you're tearing your hair out right now wondering why anyone invented High School, when you'd much rather be thrown out of an airplane, dragged behind a car over smashed glass, or forced to watch a marathon of 'Saved By the Bell: The College Years.' But let me give you some advice... hang on to all of those Dr Martens boots. Pluleeaaze.... because 17 years later, you'll wish you had them and make Sheila go searching through your closet at home in Connecticut to see if you do. And if you don't, then you'll have to buy these. Actually, scrap that. We want these regardless.... sigh...
Lots of loveselles
Older (but perhaps not wiser)

Boots available here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Library Looks

I am loving these 1950s inspired library looks from Anthropologie.


Although the library ghost scene from Ghostbusters comes to mind.

Love it.