Moving to New York my life is dramatically different. I have adjusted and it’s been exactly five months. My Sayeda replacement is a Slow Cooker and my Fathy replacement is being chaufer driven by MTA. But I have to say it really isn’t that bad. Cooking is one of the most relaxing activities and it has helped me appreciate the joy of the simpler things in life. I am surrounded my material temptations, but they just aren’t very tempting anymore. New bag, lipstick, cream? No thanks, I’d rather learn how to crochet with my Aunt or be baking cookies with my sister any day.