Thursday, October 8, 2009

Odds and Ends.

First off, one of my favorites SS over at New Adventures of is having a fabulous giveaway in honor of it being Breast Cancer Awareness month. Go check it out, read her blog, stay awhile. She's great.

I think I need a vacation from my vacation. After being gone for 5 days, I have laundry piled up, dishes to put away, a new television to purchase (I somehow broke my living room tv) and tomorrow my NEW carpet is getting installed! I've been re-doing my downstairs half-bath and it's going to have leopard print carpet. Yes, I said leopard print. Deal with it. Once it gets put down I'll be sure to post the before and after pictures. I've already painted the walls and hung things up on the walls. The carpet is the final touch!

Next week I'll be heading to Cinci for the trip I should have made this past week. I can't wait to see friends!! I do however, have a friend coming into town this Saturday so that will be fun as well. 

Question: Has anyone been to Israel? My good friend Kristin is going in February for 10 days and really wants me to go along. The trip is priced at a really good rate. I'm mainly thinking about safety reasons and wondering if it really is amazing as much as everyone says it is. Thoughts?

20 comments:

rena said...

I have never been to Israel, but I hear good things and SAFE things. If you have the opportunity, I say, go for it! Bahrain's not that far away....hahaha. ;) jk.

MG said...

Go! Don't let this pass! I've never been to Israel, but if the offer was placed before me, I wouldn't hesitate to jump on it! I've known some people who have gone, and I don't think they had any safety issues.

Jessica said...

I've never been... have never even had the guts to dream of going, but like the others say.. GO!!

I feel ya on the needing a vacation from the vaca thing. It's always hard to get back in your grove. Enjoy your time in Cinci! I know things didn't go as you wanted them to, but I hope you at least don't regret it! Whatever the outcome was, I hope you got some closure. Thinking about you!

Shoshanah said...

I went on a Birthright trip to Israel a little over a year ago and had an AMAZING time. (I wrote about parts of it if you search my archive and are curious.) And I felt completely safe when I was there. It is a little surreal with the amount of guns that are out in the open. And I was since I was on a Birthright trip our tour had its own armed guard. But all those things helped me feel safer not less. I also had a friend that lived in Israel for a few months earlier this year. I say if you have the chance you should take it. I'd love to be able to go back!

Katie said...

I can't WAIT to see the leopard carpet! It sounds fabulous!

Rachael said...

I'm glad you're getting to Cinci. Will "you-know-who" be there?

I've never been to Israel, but a lot of people I know have been there. A guy I graduated with studied there for a whole semester, and I don't think he had any safety issues. I definitely heat that its worth it though.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

I love that you're following up your crap-Texas-vacation up with a visit with friends in Cinncinati! I think that's a fantastic idea!

BakerGirl said...

From everyone I know whose been to Israel lately, they have all encouraged me to go if I get the opportunity. It is one thing that J is adamant that we will do together before having kids...( I love how we aren't engaged but we make decisions like this) He loves Israel and my best friend Bekah just spent over 6 months living there. It's def worth a visit!

Sorry about the bad TX trip but at least you went...

Random Musings Of My Life said...

GO!!! But then again you listened to me last time..lol

It would be amazing I am sure, I have never been but would never turn down a chance to travel with a friend.. I am also thinking of planning a bloggy meet up? You interested?

hisMrs said...

Oh my goodness... leopard carpet sounds FANTASTIC! :) Unfortunately, I can't help ya with the Israel thing. I have never been, but that would be amazing to go!!!

Ashley said...

One of my best friends went to college in Israel for a few years and is counting down until she can go back. She LOVED it there. If you want, I can talk to her and see if it is ok for me to give you her e-mail address so you can ask her questions. :)

Steph said...

Glad to hear that you will be getting to go to both places that you wanted to. And I can't wait to see this leopard print carpet.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I've never been to Israel but I would definitely jump on that opportunity. You should go! You should post pictures of the restroom when the carpet gets put in!

jenn said...

oh my goodness i would JUMP on a chance to go to israel!! my husband has been twice and loved it!!!

let me know if you have any questions!!

also, i'm loving the idea of the carpet...can't wait to see pics!!

Becky said...

I can't wait to see pictures of the bathroom! It sounds cool! My bf goes to Israel a lot for work and the pictures he brings back are amazing! If you have the opportunity to go, I would definitely take it!

Annie said...

i can't wait to see the leopard carpet, how fun!!

i think you should go to israel since the opportunity is there!!

JG said...

You should ABSOLUTELY go to Israel if you get the chance. I've never been, but several of my friends have and my dad has. It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. And I'm glad you're still getting to go to Cincinnati. You should have a great time!

Sunshinemeg said...

Thanks for sharing the giveaway. A possible trip to Israel would be amazing. I say go for it!

Ashley said...

I would LOVE to go. You should totally go.

Daddy's said...

I say go while you can!! LIve it up girl! One of my friend's inlaws went last year and LOVED it! And I can't wait to see the leopard print carpet.