Saturday, September 26, 2015

My week in a nutshell #2

Since we are in the midst of the Jewish holiday season, we are enjoying some weeks of very few work days and very long weekends.
This week, however, was not so much a holiday as a holy-day (see what I did there?) - this week we had Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.
Traditionally, you're supposed to fast for 25 hours and reflect on your sins. I personally spend the day reading, sleeping and doing some thinking in between (mostly about how hungry and thirsty I am, but not only).
Just for the record, nowadays most of the people I know don't do any of those things, and simply enjoy the day off (including my boyfriend, which made for an interesting experience).
Anyway, as my Dad said - after Yom Kippur a new year begins, because you can start to sin again. So sure enough, just two days after fasting we went for a fun Happy Hour at our favourite cocktail bar (though let's face it - any cocktail bar can be in the running for that title. I mean - cocktails).
Then there was some shopping with my mom, and also a stroll around the farmer's market at the Tel Aviv Port.
Fun fact - we live right next to the port (which I don't take advantage of as much as I would have wanted), and my boyfriend's office is also located in it, so usually he does the market shopping on his way home. This week we decided to go together, and it was obviously lots of fun.
And just like any visit to the port, it ended with us eating ice cream and watching the sea (which I can do for hours).
This is what the Israeli Autumn looks like, by the way.
Next week we're going to see Kanye West! So hopefully I'll finally sit down to write a full post. Until then, I'll go back to enjoying my loooong weekend.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

My week in a nutshell #1

Remember that 100 happy days challenge that was all the rage a while back? I personally didn't take part in it, but I know that people who did said it helped them find the good in everything, even on lousy days.
Since I can't always find the time to write long posts, but on the other hand I do want to commit to this blog and make it a constant in my life, I decided to start a weekly segment here (hence the #1 in the title).
So each week I will give you a short description of how my week went. Hopefully it will also help me find good experiences in my week, but don't expect me to sugarcoat anything - if my week is shitty, I assure you you'll hear about it. Soooo let's start!
So this week was actually pretty nice. We celebrated the Jewish New Year (which is called Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew) in the beginning of the week. It consisted of a lot of family time, which I really enjoyed, and kinda needed.

It also meant that we had a really long weekend, followed by a two day work week (or as I call it - Utopia).
Then the weekend came again, and it consisted of just the right amount of fun activities balanced with laziness.
The only thing that got in the way was me worrying too much about work stuff, which is something I definitely want to NOT do.
I'm going to finish this with one moment from the week - boyfriend and me at my family's Rosh Hashanah dinner:
This is only a tiny part of the food situation that was going on.
So this was my week. How was yours?