Today is Vika’s 8th birthday! Imagine, that she was born around 5am in an apartment just a few steps from here! (She was born in building #35 and we live in #51 now.) Hers was my fastest, smoothest birth 🙂 My sister was with us via Skype, and afterwards I wrote the Skype company and told them how we’d had our baby in an apartment in Kiyv, Ukraine, and my sister had attended via Skype from Tennessee and all for free. The man wrote back saying the office personnel got great pleasure from the story.
I bought her this little rectangular tea candle holder.
The girls’ new pink watches:
OK, new Bibles.
I’ve been wanting a nice Russian Bible that’s easy to read and easy to carry around for over a year now. So today, Vitaliy and I took Vika (and Una) to the Christian book bazaar.
And there they were:
This is the one I chose.
I read the next Psalm in Russian for my Bible reading today, I think Psalm 84 (85 in English). I marked in blue the phrases I’d like to memorize and circled in pencil the words I want to check in the English.
I need start being able to speak and repeat Bible phrases in my Russian conversations.
Vika chose the pink and white one for herself, and we got the white dove one for Skyla.
OK, so you know how I sometimes fantasize of having a Bed and Breakfast in my old age. So, we had this American guest coming here, and he’s here with us now, and so a few weeks back, with the good exchange rate, I finally let myself buy a bedding set and a duvet.
I base my B&B ideas on my childhood memories of when we visited Europe when I was 12 and lived in inexpensive B&B’s. (I have egg cups coming soon, too!)
And I made delicious zharkoye today, too. … I can’t stop cooking now for some odd reason…