Still feeling kinda sickly, but I've been at work yesterday and today. Luckily, I had some frozen tortilla soup, so I had a good dinner last night without needing to cook.
I'd like to get better, so I can get things done and have fun while DSS is away.
A few good things though --
I've read almost all of my book group book for next week (The Patron Saint of Liars, by Ann Patchett). I like it, but not as much as Bel Canto.
I had a good meeting yesterday about the project I was behind on. Luckily, I got some good data on Friday and worked with it a few hours over the weekend and yesterday, so I didn't go into the meeting empty handed.
I made an appointment with a woman that helps plan independent Israel travel. I'm starting to get more sense of the general shape of the trip, so I can start thinking about specifics. I think it'll be something like: a couple of days with my cousin outside of Tel Aviv, going to Jerusalem for at least one of the days, and maybe Tel Aviv for another, since I lived there for 6 months and volunteered at a hospital there for several weeks. (I'm one of those unusual Americans who feels more at home in Tel Aviv than Jerusalem). Then, a couple of days with my cousins outside of Haifa, doing day trips in the north, and/or maybe staying part of the time at a kibbutz guest house or bed and breakfast. Sometime during this time, I'd love to have DSS meet with amateur radio people in Israel, since it's such a strong interest of his. Then, some sort of slightly off the beaten path travelling in the center or south, possibly with a tour guide for a few days. Then DSS goes with his mom and DH and I spend several days in Jerusalem, with a day trip to Masada, the Dead Sea, and Ein Gedi. It's the last parts of the trip I hope the travel planner will really help with.
It's kind of a challenging trip to plan....I've been there seven times before, including living there for a year, DH has never been, and DSS will be with us for about a week and a half, and then with his mom on an organized trip for another week and a half. Spending time with the cousins is great, but I want to make sure everyone has a good time -- them and us. I'd also like to treat them to anything we do together, but they're understandably proud and it gets a bit uncomfortable. They're middle class, but I know money is tight for both of the families. Before I meet with the trip planner, I want to see if we can get more details on where DSS is going with his mom, so we don't duplicate....unless there are places we really want to go to together. I'm glad I'll be getting some help.
Back to work.
If hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution