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I'm Back!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I have just returned from Israel this morning. I can't write a whole lot because I'm trying to just get my thoughts together.

This wasn't a trip. It was a journey!! 162 women who said, if the Israeli's can live with what's going on, I can go there and support them.

I learned so much, I have so much to sort out in my mind but if anyone is considering going, please, please go!!

I went with a group of incredible women from the JWRP, or Jewish Women's Renaissance Project. If any of you have children at home under the age of 18, you may be eligible. Look it up, apply, it's amazing!! I will be posting over the next few days when I can see straight. I'm very tired as I just lost 7 hours of time!! Since I have to work tomorrow, I'm going slow but trying to stay awake!!

Wishing you all a happy Channukah. You haven't celebrated this holiday until you can share it with some Israeli soldiers who are far away from home.

I am changed forever.

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 1/12/2013 2:59PM

    I have a friend who I grew up with. She and her family lived there for 2 yrs. One of her best memories! Good to see you back!!

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LINDA! 12/17/2012 9:46AM

    It sounded like a wonderful trip.

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ILOVEROSES 12/14/2012 5:32AM

    Welcome back!

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WALLAHALLA 12/12/2012 1:42PM

    Anxious to hear about your incredible journey! Get some rest first though.

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/12/2012 1:08PM

    Welcome home! Can't wait to hear some about your journey!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 12/12/2012 12:29PM

    Welcome back:)

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/12/2012 12:27PM

    I have wanted to visit Israel, but haven't been able to so far. I'm not Jewish, but can relate. Plus, I think it would be life-changing for me as well.

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FIRECOM 12/12/2012 11:49AM

    THANK YOU -- THANK YOU -- THANK YOU.

I honestly fear for Israelis survival and I pray every day for them. I fear that our government will throw them under the bus. God help them, please.

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I'm leaving today!!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Just a note to say goodby to everyone for a couple of weeks! I'm leaving today to go to Israel. I'm so excited.

We have a group where I live called the Jewish Woman's Renaissance Project. It provides free trips to Israel if you qualify. It has taken nearly a year, interviews, forms etc but alas I qualified and off I go. This is a dream come true. If you are Jewish and want to do this you can go to their website and see if you qualify. They are all over the world!! (you do need to have a child living with you under the age of 18)

Because of a (current) bitter divorce, without this I would never have been able to go. I promise to report back when I return. I know it will be enlightening in oh, so many ways!!

See you all in a couple of weeks!!!

  
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JERSEYGIRL24 12/6/2012 3:08PM

    Have a wonderful trip!!! I was supposed to go when I was 18 but there was some sort of violence, and my parents and grandparents freaked out. I went on a teen tour to Europe instead, which admittedly was a pretty good alternative. However, I never did make it to Israel, and I doubt I ever will (just turned 60). As a Jew, albeit a lapsed one, I feel your excitement. Can't wait to hear about it when you get back!!!!

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PATTIE441 12/6/2012 5:18AM

    Have a fantastic time! EnJOY! Woo Hoo! Take care of you and thank you for your comments on my blogs and everything you do. I really appreciate you! emoticon emoticon

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PHEBESS 12/3/2012 4:10AM

    Have a wonderful time!!!

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/2/2012 5:20PM

    Enjoy!!!!

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WALLAHALLA 12/2/2012 2:50PM

    Have a fantastically great time, and make memories to last a lifetime.

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CAROLIAN 12/2/2012 11:39AM

    emoticon Have a good time Hope you stay safe xxx

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PBLITZ 12/2/2012 11:39AM

    soo excited for you! you are going to have an AMAZING time! I live in Jerusalem, so if you need ANYTHING at ALL- plz dont hesitate to ask! would love to help!

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SAINTBETH 12/2/2012 10:52AM

    Wow! That's wonderful. I've made aliyah three times. It is the best thing anyone can do. My prayers go with you.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/2/2012 7:31AM

    Ahhh so wonderful a blessing for you!! I remember when my step-sister got to go as part of BirthRight Israel or something like that - she was almost too old but was accepted. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity.

Bon Voyarge !!
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Happy Hannukkah while your are gone, too!
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LIFETIMER54 12/2/2012 7:06AM

  A huge emoticon to you have a wonderful time, you so deserve it!!! emoticon

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JGRAY76 12/2/2012 6:59AM

    Congratulations to you! Enjoy your trip and travel safe.

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Lincoln

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I got to see the movie "Lincoln" today. A truly incredible movie. It's a little long, a little preachy but all in all quite a production. The cast is superb and there is a lot that most people just don't know about the 13th amendment. I give it a thumbs up and say go. It's an "experience"

I feel like I got a bit of an education today. This movie will stay with me for quite a while. Not just for the content, but the acting of these amazing icons of theater made it very special.

I love the movies and go often. Most of the time it's Hollywood entertainment but today was more of a learning experience.

  
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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/24/2012 11:34PM

    We're hoping to see the captioned version at the theater!! So glad to hear it is a good movie!! We went to his memorial and to the Holocaust Memorial museum when we had our honeymoon in Washington DC in 1995. Hope to go back again to take our son there.

So excited to hear about your trip to Israel! I'm waiting for the blog on that one, already!!

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BEFIT014 11/19/2012 6:48AM

    Oh, I'm glad to see a review on it. This is definitely on my 'gotta see' list. Thanx!

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WALLAHALLA 11/18/2012 8:34PM

    Lincoln is high on my "must see" list. Hopefully over the holidays.

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ILOVEROSES 11/17/2012 11:25PM

    When it comes Down Under I'll be sure to see it. Thanks for the great review. emoticon

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WAREAGLEGIRL 11/17/2012 4:49PM

    I can't wait to see that movie! Looks amazing!

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GAYLE-G-63 11/17/2012 4:47PM

    I am really looking forward to seeing this movie. Thanks for the review! =)

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SANDYCRANE 11/17/2012 4:45PM

    Thank you for your blog. I plan on seeing the movie with my daughter. I am a big Lincoln fan and am glad to see there is a movie about him. I can't wait.

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Dr. Oz!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from The Dr. Oz show telling me I had tickets. I had completely forgotten I requested them, I think, last year!

I was thrilled. Called my bestie Dawn and off we went yesterday. Dawn has been on the "Wheat Belly" diet for over a year. She lost 75 lbs on this and looks amazing. Down to a size two!!

We had no idea what the show was going to be about but got there early, got great seats and lo and behold, the show was about Wheat Belly! Dawn almost fell over.

We had a great time, got to watch how things work on the show and at the end of the show they; had questions and answers. Dawn stood up and told Dr. Oz (and the audience) how she had lost her weight thanks to "Wheat Belly" and was so grateful that she got her life back. She even got choked up about it.

We had so much fun I think I will request tickets to go see it again.

I don't know when this episode airs, but will let everyone know when I find out!!!

  
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FISHER011 3/7/2013 7:52PM

    That adventure sounded like so much fun!

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JKPONYGIRL 11/18/2012 10:05AM

    how exciting

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/17/2012 3:48PM

    That sounded like a fun day. What a coincidence lol emoticon

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BESEVEN 11/11/2012 11:53PM

    It's so funny how the universe just works out like that! I am going to look up the wheat belly diet right now, because I don't believe in coincidences!
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DOROTHYBERO 11/11/2012 8:19AM

    How very cool and exciting!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 11/11/2012 2:57AM

    That's brilliant!!

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/10/2012 11:30PM

    What great timing to have a show that had some personal interest for your friend!

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PHEBESS 11/10/2012 5:50PM

    VERY cool!!!!!

PLUS - my nephew won an Emmy for the set design for the Dr Oz show!! (He got it in the mail, they don't put those things on TV)

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HOLA_AMIGA 11/10/2012 4:42PM

    Fun!

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WALLAHALLA 11/10/2012 12:20PM

    What an awesome experience!

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PYNETREE 11/10/2012 9:54AM

    Fantastic! emoticon So happy for you and Dawn. emoticon
You should definitely request tickets again! Glad you enjoyed the show, and how lucky the timing on topic!

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Sandy!!!!!

Monday, November 05, 2012

I am finally back online. The hurricane Sandy took it's toll on our state (NY) and my area was hard hit. It is still considered an emergency area. After over a week of no power, no lights, no heat, it finally came on today.

What an ordeal. I had to wear lots of clothes, pull on blankets around me and sleep in a room that was the same temperature as outside.

I am so grateful that I now have power and light and warmth. We are expecting a nor'easter to come in on Wed. that may bring snow.

Hope I can regroup by then!!

  
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KO1215 11/9/2012 3:40PM

    Welcome back!

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WALLAHALLA 11/6/2012 3:31PM

    good to hear you are safe and sound...hope you didn't suffer too much damage

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DOROTHYBERO 11/6/2012 10:19AM

    So glad you are somewhat back to normal - hopefully the NorEaster won't be too much of a problem! What part of NY are you in??

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ELLIE381 11/6/2012 8:24AM

    Good to hear you are safe! emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/6/2012 12:37AM

    Glad to hear you are back on track after the storm. I can only imagine the devastation. Hugs!

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LINDA! 11/5/2012 9:57PM

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DEE1221 11/5/2012 8:57PM

    Glad to hear you have power. Sandy sure did throw a punch to so many people. My heart and prayers to all of you.
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ILOVEROSES 11/5/2012 6:59PM

    I am so glad to hear that you and your family are all right. We Down Under have been watching it all on TV. Stay warm. emoticon emoticon

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LYNNA1968 11/5/2012 6:45PM

    I'm on LI. So glad to know your ok. Take care of yourself over next few days emoticon

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