Downtime: SOLT


I’ve been in racing mode for the last five weeks.  Sure, I’ve been loving it, but now, before we move into travel mode I have a few days to breathe, to write, to play guitar, to exercise, to shop for more than I need.

I wish I could just be quid, but it’s almost impossible for me.  I’m always wondering what I should be doing even if I know it would be better to just relax.

I guess it’s not easy preparing to be 65 in two days even though we will be celebrating the evening in a new city for us, Portland, Maine and Tuvia will go to great pains to make sure the night is lovely and then a few days with family to celebrate a wedding of the younger generation in the middle of a forest preserve. Could be fantastic, right?

And then back home for another trio of days to again chill: wash clothes, repack and pray that everything is quiet in Israel so I can enjoy being there without feeling guilty when I walk on the Tel Aviv beach or stop at Banana Beach for their amazing puffs of pita and luscious humus.

Am I crazy? Of course I can’t settle down to a crawl.




16 thoughts

  1. Happy early birthday to you! What a sweet man you have by your side to celebrate this mid-decade milestone. Soon I will enter your decade. 🙂 A wedding in the forest sounds lovely. I will worry about you until you return to the states, take care my friend.

    • I will welcome you to my new club when you are ready. So far, no biggie. I’m sure when I’m in Israel there will be lots of blogging action. Fingers crossed that this new effort at a ceasefire holds.

  2. I love your pictures (particularly the newborn pose) and marvel every post at your energy and enthusiasm for teaching, living and life. It seems to me that your days and your heart are full – as they should be – with family, passion, and pursuits. I wish you a VERY happy birthday/week/year filled with marvelous adventures, peace and love.

  3. I have had a glimpse of your energy Bonnie, and thank god for it! Your work energizes all of us! Hope these days leading to “that” day are good, and the birthday a joyous one, in a Maine forest-memories delightful! Best wishes to you in Israel. I hope that things are calmer for everyone when you travel there, a terrible time them. Hope your friends and family are okay. I’m sure they’re looking forward to your visit.

  4. The time will come when we all will have quiet time. For now, go and enjoy while you can. Having just turned 63 yesterday I know I am not ready to settle for constant down time. Happy Birthday (early). Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

  5. Happy early birthday! Travelling via you again in the next few weeks! Always a joy! Wishing you a peaceful visit to all the places that your will go!

  6. Looking forward to hearing about your travels. I will trust that your trip will be a safe one. Happy Birthday and here’s to another upcoming wonderful year! So good to read about your enthusiasm and energy! Loved your pictures, too!

  7. I can’t ever imagine you ready to sit still and not do of every long, my friend! You have many glorious things to look forward to – including a lovely time in Israel, a trip which I know is important to both you and Tuvia. I so look forward to seeing you again when our travels are over…and celebrating your birthday!

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