Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Here I am again

Thanks for all those who asked. I have to say that as much as the last war has shaken my little world and made me realize I still live in the Middle East, it didn't take long for me to get back into my regional autism again... I work online, with people from all over the world. It's pretty easy for me to skip the news (actually, I hardly watch them nowdays), not read the newspapers, and pretend that we live in Switzerland or somewhere else nice and peaceful.

The weather is absolutely glorious here these days. Nice sunny days, everything is green from recent rainfalls, perfect temperature, not too hot, not too cold. Yes, if you ask me, I'll tell you that there is trouble in Gaza and problems in Lebanon, but I confess, most of it does not manage to pierce the bubble of my daily life. I am too busy looking after my kids, my home, my work, to pay too much attention to all of that. I'm not proud in that, just reflecting on where I am right now. The forums that we started during the war - - have all but died. I check in every couple of weeks, the place is a graveyard. Sad, really. I was really hoping to bring together the moderates, to talk and get to know each other. I have made some friends there too. But we all got busy again, and new constructive people didn't come along and it's gone for now.

Funny how this post turned into an epilogue of sorts. I didn't mean it to, actually. I decided to keep blogging here, share my life, as an Israeli mom. I may actually start a spinoff blog soon, just to focus on my weight loss plan, which is a central issue in my life at the moment. But I will also check in here and just blog, about me, my family, my life.

For now, Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. It's good night from here...