Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Before I begin with my musings, I want to thank all of you who are reading this, sharing it, or adding comments. They mean more than you know!!
So, I just spent almost 45 minutes looking for an OUTLET!!!!!!!! I am in the shpytalyk anteroom as I write this. It is so friggin hot everywhere here. Today the kitchen was miserable. Do you think that maybe the 4 double ovens working at full blast cooking BAKED ZITI had something to do with it??? I was cutting celery and sweat was pouring down my face. Thankfully we had cookie dough ice cream for dessert. I ate alot. I haven't had ice cream in a while. I also stepped into the freezer perhaps one time too many just to cool off. I think it's 18 degrees in there. Nice..
So I'm trying to teach the pani v kyxni from Ykraina some "english-isms." They were putting cream cheese on the bagels this morning and I told them that's called a "shmear". They laughed, repeated it, and then said that SHMIR po-ukrainsky is axle grease. That got an even bigger laugh. Hey- a group of us old people is getting together for a swim. A swim!!! I'm so excited I could cry. Not too thrilled about putting on my bathing suit. At least it will be dark out.


  1. Lesiu, take heart! says it will only be 80 on Saturday! (A few less trips to the freezer?)

  2. This is cracking me up ! As someone said, when you are in tabir you just don't realize the work that goes into all of this...Thanks for all the sweat and tears. Hang in there, Den' Plastuna is only a little over a week away !

  3. I want you to know that even for us non-Ukes, the Ukrainian-isms still kind of make sense, and at the very least, are hilarious. I may try to work "shpytalyk" into my vocabulary even though I have no idea what that is!

    And for those of you who have never seen Lesia, she's a living doll. So Pffft about that bathing suit comment. Work it, girl!

  4. Hah, just spent quite some time in an airport terminal looking for an outlet. :) You have my sympathies, you have it far tougher by a long run! :)