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One Circle Widens and Another Narrows Down

December 27th, 2009 by Avital

Living Room - Finally Finished
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I have been very fortunate in the last couple of weeks to meet a group of fantastic people to hang out and have loads of fun with.

One of the most difficult aspects of a relocation is starting afresh socially. You are displaced from the close group of friends you’ve been nurturing since childhood and get into a place where a tight circle of friends had already been formed. Pair with it natural shyness and a funny accent and suddenly your “play dates” are getting sparse.

Little by little we are widening our circle of friends here and our social calendar is getting full again. To “celebrate” the occasion we’ve decided to narrow down another circle – our apartment’s interior design.

When we got here we had to buy all the furniture at once and lost a lot of money by converting Euros to US Dollars. So we decided to lightly furnish the apartment with all the necessities and add on furnitures as the need arises…

Therefore on December 24th we rented a pick up truck, drove to IKEA in Palo-Alto and purchased the second sofa and some decorations. Thus, with a slight backache, our living room is finally finished 🙂


Have you narrowed down a circle in life as another one widened? Leave a comment and engage in the discussion.

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8 Comments to “One Circle Widens and Another Narrows Down”

  1. Erin Bassett says:

    Congrats on the new furniture!! So much of what we have comes from Ikea too…love that store. 😀

    Happy New Year!

  2. stephanie says:

    My husband and I are in a transition. My baby (#8) is now in college. Wow! What a difference no sporting events to go to, no special banquets, conferences, no keeping tabs on where she is. Cooking for two. So much time. Bittersweet…Time to create, to be, to be selfish. but missing her so. Too much emotion!!!

    Happy New Year!

    • Avital says:

      Thank you for sharing! Our life is almost always balanced, if we take a closer look at them. Heart breaking changes are paired with heart warming ones and it is our job to find the heat warming ones as well as to concentrate on these pieces of our life, without forgetting the other pieces. Black strands are woven into white strands in the fabric of our life. This what makes the interesting pattern…

      Happy New Year!

  3. Yishai says:

    Very nice blog!! I admire anybody living their dream.

    Congrats for the sofa too…

  4. noell says:

    I love the contrasting colors in your living room. Congratulations! We’ve been sleeping on two mattresses that sit on our floor and we’re finally determined to go buy ourselves a real bed and finish decorating our bedroom! 🙂

  5. great page and room: classy and modern! Your journaling is upbeat and I’m very happy for you. You guys are finishing the year in a perfect way! Congrats!

    • Avital says:

      Thanks. I really do feel great these days. It’s been a wonderful year. Our first year in the US 🙂