Friday, August 29, 2008
Fourth Fab Friday!
I can't believe it...this is our FOURTH Friday in Kostanai, and they have all been pretty FAB! We had a wonderful visit with the lil Miss, and then went to see the Kostanai museum. It was open today, and very interesting. The museum lady taking our money (all 130 tenge for admission for 3 of us) told Tatiana that I was a "very beautiful woman." Awww..bless the sweet woman with poor eyesight. :)
Joe is back in Florida! He arrived late last night, after being stranded on the runway for an hour in Philly! Florida is HOT and humid right now...while I just had to shut the window in here because I was chilly. :) Just another sign that we are RIGHT where we are supposed to be right now. We miss Joe a lot, but we know that when he comes back for court, we will be 2/3 of the way done before we can bring our lil princess home!
Leeza was tired today. She was fussy a few times, but not a big deal. Sean, however, was losing his patience with her fussiness and would just tell her to "get over it." Thank goodness she has her sweet mommy to comfort her because big brother is kinda "harsh" sometimes! Get over it indeed...
She fell asleep on me in the ergo...I LOVE THAT! Can I just tell you how much I love my ergo???!!! I did soooooooooooooooooooo much research on carriers, and I am so glad that this is the one I ended up with...tis a perfect match for Leeza. I was telling her all about our neighborhood and the park today-she was so excited about it she fell asleep. :) We tried to get video today of her "singing" while I had her bouncing on my legs singing all kinds of songs. It was really cute! However, when we would put the camera on her, she would stop. Ugh! We finally got some, but the video is very looooooooong and I am not sure if I can download the video on here but I will try! The new caregivers are really sweet...since Aigul left, there was another lady that I was kinda scared of. However, now that she knows us, she is very friendly and smiles at us now. I wish I spoke more Russian...but mostly Tatiana is with us and she can translate. I really love Tatiana...she is so sweet and easy going and fun to be around.
We took showers right away this morning just in case they turned the water off again! They are doing a lot of work on the apartment right below us, but they did not turn the water off today, at least not while we were home. We still don't have hot water, but since we have the boiler, we have hot showers, and that's all that really matters! I wouldn't even know we ran out of hot water, except for the fact that when I try to wash dishes in hot water, it doesn't work.
The first day we used the boiler, the water smelled HORRENDOUS. It was like taking a shower in our sprinkler system..totally smelled like sulphur water. Sean was gagging..I was laughing. I don't think we smelled though, but maybe it's one of those things that you can't smell yourself...I don't know!
Tomorrow is "Constitution Day" in Kostanai......lots of celebrating in Central park. Perhaps we shall have a kebob and do a jig with our fellow Kostanai'ins.