We are very excited that today we found a dumpster! We can finally take our trash out! Apparently, there are only a few dumpsters for an entire block, so we really had to search.We had lunch today with our friends, Jon and Jenny. They are so much fun and so kind.
They also took us to the market.
This woman was a hoot! She was posing for me to take a picture!
What's for dinner? Pig snout and pig ears!
People were eating this raw fish right off the table. Yum!
Today was the last day of school for the kids here. It's a huge deal! They actually release doves into the air, one for each kid, to celebrate. They also wear really fancy clothes, including enormous bows!
I tried to communicate with a pharmacist, an assistant, the cashier and several other by-standers that I wanted to buy a dropper. I was doing crazy hand motions and drawing pictures. They were talking to me in Russian and showing me things that didn't look familiar at all. But we were all trying. We all clapped when they figured out what I wanted. The whole exchange took about 30 minutes! I thought maybe I could use the dropper to give Moira some water, but the dropper is made out of glass and I'm afraid it might break in her mouth. But, still, we communicated!
I also met a very kind older woman in the stairwell. I tried out my new Russian phrase, "doe-bray oootra", which is "good morning". She gave me the biggest smile! Then she asked in English, "Where are you from?" I was amazed. Apparently, many people speak a little English, but they are too shy to speak in English.
I talked to a street dog today. Usually, the dogs (and the people) ignore me, but this dog wagged his tail and let me pet him. I wish I could take him home with me! He was so skinny.
Nastya is so fun!
Our favorite place to hang out is under this little shelter.