Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Good Saturday

Today two of Tanya's friends took the minibus from P'yatikhatki and came to visit for the afternoon and evening. Valya 1 and Valya 2 were friends Tanya worked with more than 15 years ago. It was so good to hear the three of them talking and laughing non-stop for six hours. Tanya needed the break.

We drove them home about 8:30.

Valya 1 is the Godmother of my Bobik and Volk. She took her dogs to the park the other day for a walk. She got interested in something and when she finally turned around, the dogs were gone. She looked everywhere for them and finally went home. The dogs were there waiting for her.

When the dogs came home without her, Valya's mother was quite concerned and said to Volodya (who was on the computer), "Maybe you better go look for Valya". "Don't worry, she'll come home". And he continued doing whatever on the internet. And of course, Valya did come home. Some men know their wives. (Quite a difference between Volodya and Malachi).

Tanya spent the morning cooking. Lunch was the usual meagre fare, sufficient for 10 people: a plate of cold cuts, a green tossed salad, roast chicken, new potatoes boiled in their skins, fried in butter and served with fresh dill, cutletta (spicy fried meatballs) and bliney (crepes) filled with fried mushrooms. Desert was more bliney with Canadian maple syrup. (You're welcome, children).

1 comment:

  1. You are the bestest of husbands to take such a lovely photo of your wife and her friends. The happiness can be seen even from your upstairs view.

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