Jerusalem, Parenting

Darom Adom Southern Anemone festival in southern Israel – Watching the Desert Bloom

Friends of ours invited us to join them on a trip to the Negev to see Israeli’s national flower, the anemone bloom.  The flowers bloom only for a few short weeks after the rainy season, before disappearing until the next year.  After over a month cooped up in Jerusalem, we were happy to get out… Read More Darom Adom Southern Anemone festival in southern Israel – Watching the Desert Bloom

Daily Grind, Getting it off my chest, Papercrafts

On nourishing what I love, and consuming less of what I don’t

This year, I chose “nourish” as my One Little Word. Like last year’s word, “breathe,” it feels a little bit out of character for me. I’m an excellent planner and project manager. I’m hyper-organized. I’m on top of everything. I am not a particularly warm and fuzzy person. You can tell when I’m starting to… Read More On nourishing what I love, and consuming less of what I don’t

Diary of a Fat Crossfitter

Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – CrossFitting in Jerusalem

I went to CrossFit Jerusalem for the first time earlier this week. After a month off, I’d forgot how wonderfully exhausting lifting + a WOD can be. Folks were very welcoming, although the athletes and coaches totally made fun of me for being so American about introducing myself to everyone. Habits die hard. It was a relatively… Read More Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – CrossFitting in Jerusalem