Friday, November 21, 2008

Flying home for winter break.... hooray!!

As many of you know by now, I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. I happen to be a very proud midwesterner, and there is something about the Chicago area that will always feel like my true home, no matter where my life takes me.

I was last home, where my whole family (other than my sister, Lindsay) lives, in August. It is really unfortunate that I can't travel home more than 3 or 4 times a year, but that is just the reality of the situation. My job as a rabbi is such that I work 6 days a week (Thursdays are my precious day off, unless I have a funeral or event), so I can rarely travel on the weekends.

Nonetheless, I have booked my next trip home for the end of December - hooray! My sister won't be able to join me, unfortunately, but both my brothers will also be at my parents' house, so a good time will be had by all who are around (and we will call Linds frequently!!).

And, all of my Chicago friends: let's get together!!! I miss you all so much :)

So, what about you? Where is your family in relation to where you are? Do you live near them? Did you stay where you grew up or did you move away?

3 comments:

zilla said...

Your family must be equally delighted!

Mine is scattered.

I live four hours from where I grew up. Brother lives two hours from me, four hours from where we grew up. Mom lives in Vermont, since 1989-ish; sister just moved to Virginia, from Vermont. So, yeah, we're scattered!

We're also not traveling for the holidays. Myrt's family will come here, so we'll have a houseful!

zilla said...

PS: Safe travels, and don't go too bananas on Rush St ;-)

Phyllis Sommer said...

yay! let's make a date.