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?


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.