So we are supposed to be moving in a few weeks, G-d willing.
Not going far, but after 15 years in the same home, it's time.
We found a place that we like and could agree on...following primarily the rule of thumb on location, location, location.
Lot's of places to shop, eat, workout, play, and pray.
And close to public transportation...and of course, good 'ol work--his and hers.
As we're preparing for the move, there seems like a million things to do to get ready, but the hardest is figuring out what to take and what to leave.
My friend told me to throw out half, and then come back and throw out the other half.
You know what, a little extreme, but not a bad idea.
So as I am going through things I bought or saved over the years, I am left scratching my head at what was I thinking for many of them, and for many of the memorable items that I can't believe any of this really happened.
It's emotional looking back, and it's emotional looking forward--just different emotions.
Back--yes, where did the years go and with that regret for mistakes made, but also joy at things accomplished, lives touched, and beautiful memories made with people I really love.
Forward--Oy, am I getting older (well, still middle age but...), there is excitement for what comes next, also some anxiety there--I hope all goes well, please G-d--and then there is the acknowledgement that it's not forever, and I better make the most of every moment of every day.
My father used to tell me, when you are with those you love, you can live in a tee-pee and be happy...and I believe he was absolutely right.
Moving to my next tee-pee with those precious to me...I don't care so much where, but just that we are together and happy. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)