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I love the Tel Aviv Airport and the large bust of Ben Gurion as you enter the duty free. Do you think they named the airport after him because the sides of his hair look like wings on a plane? Yuval, my husband thinks it might be more likely that it was named after him since he was the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Who knows?
I love flying, especially from Ben Gurion. The duty free is so spacious and comfortable and has one of my favorite coffee shops - Arcaffe. I thought I would take the time to share the moment with the blogger world (strawberry smoothy in hand!)
I shared before about the great free wireless in Israel. And it's free here. I wouldn't be blogging if it weren't! I am pretty cheap about those things! But I have to share with you something that I recently learned about Is
It is the smallest things that turn my thoughts toward home - my mom's measuring cups are one of the strongest transporters. I just made a batch of cookies, and as I opened my kitchen cabinet to grab the measuring cups, it was like opening a door to a place in my heart where hundreds of happy memories are stored. These measuring cups were the ones I used since childhood.
I remember how my mother taught me how to pack the brown sugar deep inside, and how to shake the flour down and carefully scrape a knife across the surface to take the hump off in order to get a perfect measurement. I remember the frustration of learning to wash them properly and not leave remnants of sticky, wet flour in the interior. The sweetest memory, of course, was sharing the first tray of hot cookies with a glass of cold milk.
Cookies were a part of every Christmas, of snow days, and movie nights. They brought joy to holidays and helped dry tears on days when I was sad. Cookies meant time together!
I am back to Israel! It is a strange thing to "visit" the U.S and to come "home" to Israel. The contrast could not be greater at the moment. My family celebrated Christmas in the mountains of Virginia and we had over a foot of snow! Now, back in Israel we are experiencing one of the warmest winters in a very long time.
The other day I had a short-sleeve shirt on and I was still hot. It was around 28 degrees Celsius! I really can't tell you what that means in Fahrenheit because I am still stuck in the US colonial system of measurement where we speak in terms of hands, feet, pinches, cups, quarts, gallons, etc. Everything needs its own explanation. I can say that in terms of measurement systems, I think the other system based on units of ten makes infinitely more sense. In this area, the US could use an upgrade =)
I still can't believe it is 2010! Twenty-ten! It feels like such a futuristic date and a time period where I don't belong. I feel that even more keenly working in the ancient city of Jerusalem. Starting from the beginning of January, I am working on Mondays and Tuesdays in Jerusalem in the Grafted department of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). I really love this city and have missed it since we moved to
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