Monday, November 19, 2012

Half A Bouquet

I have half a bouquet done now.  It's finally beginning to look like real progress.

A Pothole

 We are eagerly awaiting winter and the icing over of roads.  The reason is pretty obvious from these pictures - potholes.  The one here is on the road between my house and the Russian ambassador's house, two blocks away.  Once the ice and snow come, the road will smooth over considerably, as the city doesn't plow at all.  

We drive down this very short road at least twice a day.  It's been like this, and only gotten worse, for the year we've been here.  I wonder if they'll ever fix it.  Most of the roads in the residential areas off major thoroughfares are like this.  Some are completely unpaved.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

One More Precious Gem Done

I finished this, and I think I'm going to use it, the blue and orange one, and the blue one to make an ornament.  Wish me luck!

Breakfast With Flat Stanley

 Four of us embassy wives went out to breakfast on the last day of September.  The restaurant we descended on was Seasons, and they have good breakfasts!  Their oatmeal came with strawberry yogurt, and the Ukranian pancakes were very moist and cheesy, even if they came with sour cream instead of syrup.

Flat Stanley was there for a friend's son.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Plod, Plod, Plod

I -know- I'm making progress; I just feel like I should be going faster!

New Kits

I had to go to Gemenii to pick up a zipper.  Look what I found at the same stall....