Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Denise and I celebrated by sleeping in late this morning. The weather was dreary in Sevastopol today, and the city was really dead. Nobody was stirring. We had a hard time catching a bus to get to the orphanage because not many were running. Almost nothing was open, and very few people were out on the streets. Our old standby McDonald’s was open for business. They are beginning to recognize us when we walk in the door. They speak to us in English from the start now. Pretty funny! N was a slppy head today, so we didn’t stay too long. She wasn’t very “talkative” via our computer translator. She and the girls in her group made a big New Year’s feast and had a “discotteka” to celebrate New Year’s last night if we got the story straight. You could tell that she didn’t get nearly as much sleep as we did. We told her we celebrated by sleeping because we are old. She thought that was funny. I am getting geared up to watch Alabama play in the Capital One Bowl against Michigan State. Some things don’t change no matter how far away from home you are! As I have told many other people who have been through this process, we are in the part of the process that feels like the movie Groundhog Day. Every day feels like a repeat of the last. Nothing too much new or interesting. Thanks for keeping up with is and praying for us! Blessings, Rick