Woke up earlier than I wanted to. Did the chores that Shosh isn't here to do.
Work was work was work was work. At least I basically made it through the 'to-do' pile today.
Happy news for today, Little Brother is going to become a medic! They're sending him to study and become a medic! We're so proud of and excited for you!!! Even better, guess, who is going to be in Bet Shemesh for Shabbos?! You got it - Little Brother! YAY! (So... Are we going to play rummikub?)
I left work 15 minutes early and walked over to Emek Refaim where the WHOLE Polly/Preiser/Admon/Rubin Family had reservations at Norman's on the occasion of the One Year Anniversary of Saba & Savta's Aliya!!!
All 16 grandkids (and significant others - does that make it 17 'official' grandkids?), Saba & Savta, Mommy & Daddy and Aunt Sharon & Uncle Uriel - (24 people in all) and we laughed and shmoozed and joked and basically basked in the beauty of being together as a family and enjoying ourselves in Jerusalem on a beautiful summer night.
Like I said to Sammy, "If a third of these kids didn't exist and we were half our age, it would be like we were just here on vacation."
With a smile she replied, "Isn't that what this is?"