I know, I know, it’s been a while.
To be fair, the days have mostly run together and been the same. No major inciting discussions, no groundbreaking revelations in my Ulpan class.
But, there have been some exciting developments, so I’ll run through some highlights.
We tried to order takeout! It didn’t pan out, exactly, and hardly just because apparently the sandwiches at Joya Coffe were made of Borax:
We also received, among other groceries, Israeli Ben and Jerry’s! Our Jewish friends from Vermont will always be there for us, wherever we call home.
On a snack-related tangent, we also got these Doritos. I thought the fire meant they’d be spicy, but it actually meant they were overcooked? They reminded me of Extra Toasty Cheez-Its. Personally, I’m not sure why anyone would want overcooked chips. I still took pictures. For… posterity.
In non-snack related news, we attended a Zoom meeting about Russian Israelis. However, it turned out mostly to be about how Russians love cats. There were graphs showing the increase in cats in Russia. And then, there was this slide:
So, yes, if you were wondering, our time in Bidud (Hebrew for quarantine) is being used fabulously.
Other developments: I’ve been painting a bunch (Check out my art & photography tab! My Grandma says my work is “interesting.”), cooking a whole lot, studying Hebrew, and more or less making it through. Tomorrow is our last full day of Bidud. Then, Monday, there is some sort of sightseeing planned, I think, and then a two-day seminar in Jerusalem. More, soon.