|Thank goodness I bought so many hooks!|
Precluding my journey, I gained new-found confidence in my Hebrew speaking when the Milah Institute, the ulpan where I will be learning Hebrew, called to confirm that I really am Level D. They put a girl on the phone so she could "chat" with me in Hebrew and test my skills. After literally 30 seconds of smalltalk she shouted across the room, "she really IS a Level D!" I've been functioning basically in Hebrew--even strangely forgetting some words in English--and today's confirmation that I'm indeed at the highest level of their ulpan has brought my confidence to new levels.
|The JDC Israel Office in Giv'at Ram|
|Squint to see my aunt, Dvora, in the photo on the top left, hanging at JDC.|
|The bed is as thin as me, but cozy.|
I've already hung up my jewelry and bags, unpacked and folded my clothes, laid claim to a shelf in the bathroom. Tomorrow I hope to find some time for various errands, some exploring and possibly getting lost, and finally to sit on our ENORMOUS balcony (and when I say enormous I mean that a full-blown soccer game could easily be played on it) and sketch. All in all my move-in day was full of new faces, renewed old smells and sounds, and most of all, turning four new white walls into a home.