Yesterday, I got up early, and as I couldn't play the piano, pulled out the guitar. It's been a while; it felt good.
I made it to synagogue and back before the children were up; so Sharleen and I had some time together alone. Then I made us breakfast, and we ended up going separate ways. I went to the office and later Landmark as Sharleen headed into Tiberias with the boys. Yakov went to get his Social Security file squared away (everything is a process here), and Sharleen took Uri and Manu to Aqua Fun, a water based activity park along the Sea of Galilee.
I arrived home about 10:30. Ilan had a friend over who seems to be as much of a night owl as he. I think it was the first time I felt our house is small. I just wanted them to get to bed to get out from under foot. I guess it didn't help that one of our showers is out again; so we were stuck with everyone showering on our side.
The architect's computer has been down, but should be back on line by now. She's one who needs a bit of a nudge to keep moving. We're going back and forth about the roof with her, and the windows with the window guy.
I listened to the Tony Robbin's piece I suggested a few days ago in the car again, and a few others, and I'll listen to it one more time at least in the next few days. He has this great distinction about life; you are either in a beautiful state or a suffering state, there is nothing else. So anything that isn't a beautiful state is a form of suffering. It parallels a Landmark conversation about possibility and breakdowns.
So I'm getting better at noticing the beauty. Inside that, I got how special it is that Sharleen and I still get up to make breakfast for each other, and be there to see each other off in the morning. And I noticed it's something that's grown. I don't remember us being this great with each other back at the beginning, and it's nice to see how we seem every day more comfortable with who we are and who we are for each other, and how we're still looking to up our game and the difference we make in the world.
Sharleen was in Kfar Bloom this morning, and I made it to the office, and met with Keren, a businesswoman and lecturer who shares space here, and we talked about marketing and set a time to talk more once the kids are in school.
And I have a new neighbor, SNE Israel National ITC. I had no idea what they do, so I've reached out to them to say hello.
I mapped out the flow of my sitesthatwin.com website, then spent a bunch of time reacquainting myself with bootstrap, the framework on which it's built, and a bit in the back office of my blogs, built on a different framework, trying to figure out how to get the stylings to match better.
Sharleen's leading in Nahariya tonight. Back to you when there's more to share.