Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Savta Has Landed

This is Day One of Jet Lag. My plane touched down at exactly 8:30AM, on time to the minute. Bravo, Continental Airlines! Things got better and better after that: my luggage did not get lost or vandalized (I never lock it) and when emerging from Customs I was unexpectedly greeted by the fabulous Noorster Dahling!!! She had awakened at an ungodly hour on the Sabbath (question for theologists: is that possible?) to schlep herself and a pleasantly taciturn taxi driver out to Ben Gurion Airport just for moi! I was momentarily overcome by the profound sacrifice this gesture entailed. No wonder I feel like my friends in Israel are like family! (Please excuse my liberal use of exclamation points, but I just have a lot of exclaiming to do here.)

Pulling up to my building, we were greeted by my dog-sitter/apartment-sitter waiting on the street with dear doggie in her arms! Such commotion! Such emotion! So much tail-wagging by dog and adults alike! So many helping hands dragging the suitcases up the stairs!

My apartment has never before had roses in every room. I am so blessed.


Claude said...

Welcome home! And happy recovering from jetlag :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome home. Bruchim Habaim. My thoughts are with you. What wonderful friends you have!

Shari said...

Wow.. my two favorite bloggers, Noorster and Savta Dotty! It's fitting that you should be such good friends.
Can you have any influence on Noorster to go back to her blog? I miss her wonderful exceptional writing; I was really addicted!
Welcome back Savta, I feel
like a friend too, even though we've
never met, because of your wonderful
THank you...
Zichrono l'bracha to Pablofisherman.

n said...

The taxi driver was pleasantly taciturn because I had successfully killed all conversation on the way to Ben Gurion ("Are you French?" "No." etc).

Savtadotty said...

Claude, I'm trying the Melatonin treatment seriously this time.

Tamarika, Yes, my Israeli friend are The Best!

Shari, I'm afraid Noorster will go back to blogging only when she is good and ready. One must not question Genius :-)

n, Your efforts were successful and much appreciated.

Udge said...

Welcome home, Savtadotty. It's good to hear from you again. I hope you settle back into TLV without too much jetlag or feeling out-of-place.

Jo said...

Welcome home! And my thoughts are with you for your loss. Take good care of yourself.

Tamar Orvell said...

brucha ha-ba-ah. coming home is or should be... well, coming home. sounds like this describes your homecoming experience. you didn't mention little tinkling from doggie though i will assume it, too, showered [sic] joy on the reunion.

Savtadotty said...

Udge, Jo, Tamar - I'm doing OK, just a bit sad and philosophical, and your comments and concern do give me consolation. Thank you.