Is Life Good?

I was in the makolet (our local grocery) today and saw a friend. We greeted each other, asked each other how things are going, both said good...  and after that exchange he noted that we're good liars.

I thought about it and beg to disagree. I'm sorry for him if he was lying, but I wasn't. Life is good. Not perfect, there are things I would change. But good overall. I live in Israel, in a community with people I like and respect, my daughters live nearby with my grandchildren, enjoying new friends. Even my job is going well (and I was - and still am a little - concerned due to circumstances beyond my control) - I'm doing things I enjoy, hoping it will evolve in new directions.

Baruch HaShem.


Renewal and Changes

B"H My third grandchild, Yishai, was just born a week ago, and he's so sweet (bli ayin hara), and number 4 is on the way. Elroee and Leah, the first and second grandchildren, are adorable, both characters, happy children. It's wonderful being a grandmother. (I only wish I had more time to spend with them and to help their parents.) They're so much fun to be with, and of course I have many things I'm waiting to do with them as they get older such as hiking and camping. And I'm thinking they'll be my excuse to buy a large trampoline ;-)

As for me, trying to make some changes, and also to figure out employment possibilities and development, hopefully with present employer. And I'm trying to focus on health improvement and using my (very limited) free time more creatively. I'm planning to start going through The Artist's Way next week with a friend. And last week I took out my soldering iron for the first time in a long time to fix a piece of jewelry, and also looked over the earrings I've created which are awaiting finishing touches so they can be worn.