Did you miss me?
It's not like I haven't had things to say. I even thought, "I should blog about that trivial little amusement." Several times. But I didn't.
So ... how have you been?
( ... feeling that awkwardness that comes when you haven't chatted with someone for awhile ... maybe i should just start jabbering again ... ok, here goes ... )
First - I may have mentioned my fabulous Ukrainian boots, somewhere along the line. Ukraine has many meaningful people and things that I adore. But also - Ukrainian women can wear kickin boots like nobody's business. They are fantastic. Last time, I waited until the last day in Kyiv to look for boots, and that's when I discovered that boots in Kyiv cost a small mortgage payment. (Not quite. But close.) So I gasped and walked away.
This time I knew better. One day, we had a couple of hours to get coffee, and the coffee was in a mall, and one thing led to another ... $25 later I had me some beautiful suede high-heeled boots.
I love them almost as much as I love Louie.
My favourite sister-in-law requested a picture, and I am quite happy to do that, but here's the problem. The boots are at work. The camera is at home. I need to remember to bring those two items together. I'll try to remember that tomorrow.
Second - in my ongoing feeble attempts to learn Russian, I learned today how to say, "Our cat has a kitten." Let me clarify here - my cat does not have a kitten. My cat is a boy. My cat is a non-functioning boy, if you know what I mean. And my cat is almost 20 years old. He does not have, nor will he ever have, a kitten.
Nevertheless, if someone ever says to me, "Our cat has a kitten" in Russian, I will be able to nod and say, "That is very interesting."
However - you need to know that on the journey towards the successful pronunciation of that sentence, I mistakenly said, "Our intestine has a kitten." I lost my teacher to howls of laughter for a few minutes when I said that.
I also called her a grey cup. But the intestine giving birth to a kitten was still funnier.
Third - and this is for those of you who rolled your eyes and thought "sheesh, is she EVER going to talk about anything except Ukraine?" - the third item I'd like to tell you is this. If you have not seen 2000 Candles, you really should. Admittedly - it's my brother-in-law's show. Nonetheless, it is excellent. We had almost a full house at Crossfire last night, and the laughter of 138 people are evidence that the show is worth seeing.
So I repeat ... did you miss me?