Ready for a break

I’m posting a little early this week because John and I are going out of town for the long holiday weekend. Boy, do we need a break. This week was a roller coaster.

The week started off pretty slowly. John and I ran an errand up in Hertzliya (which involves getting the car out of the garage), then we stopped by the duty free store to pick up some things.

Tuesday night I went to a ladies’ book club at Jen’s apartment. We read an interesting book by an Arab Christian woman from Lebanon. It’s a good chance to visit with some of the girls.

Thursday night was book club at our house. It was our largest group yet, with a lot of new people. John was able to barely get it started, then he had to leave to do something for the Ambassador and didn’t get home until 11 PM. Meanwhile, I was on the phone with a severely disturbed young American woman (juggling talking to her and with her family back in the States), while people were coming in and enjoying book club. Luckily we have a good group of regulars of were able to make themselves at home without John and me!

It was an emotional week in ACS. The young woman I talked to at length on Thursday night came to see me Friday at the office so we could talk to her in person. I had another case of an American-Israeli who renounced his U.S. citizenship  Рhe was so eloquent talking about loving two countries and what a difficult decision it was for him.

And there was the guy who came to  complain because the Israelis confiscated his poker chips when he flew into the country.

You just never know who is going to walk up to your window!

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