Before I begin I’m sending a random package home… does anyone want anything from Kazakhstan??
Brownies: Let me start off my saying that Abby makes the best brownies and chocolate pie in Kazakhstan. I just ate a huge piece of pie and it was soooo good! Good thing we’ll start training for the marathon soon or I would be getting some more junk in the trunk.
Boots: I may need that extra padding seeing that my boots are literally ice skates!!! They are super stylish and warm, and they fit my huge feet, but I may have to wait till the snow melts to wear them. I seriously fell on my butt like 10 times in 10 minutes, got super pissed, and took my shoes off at the bazaar and walked home in my socks (about a mile). I’m serious. People thought I was crazy.
Bruises: That should be explained by the previous paragraph.
Tomorrow is New Years Eve and I’m in Kazakhstan. Last year I was in Rotterdam, Holland with no luggage, playing volleyball, and freezing my butt off. This year I’m in Kazakhstan with for the Peace Corps, with one shower a week, still playing a bit of volleyball, and still freezing. Its crazy how in just one year so much can change, yet kinda morph into what you still love and stay the same. That made more sense in my head, and excuse the horrible grammar.
Side note: I actually saw a man and his family on a rickety ole sleigh being pulled by an old horse, while talking on the cell phone. I am in the twilight zone .
Side note 2: I bought a kaz-tastic hat today.
Enjoy the pink tree, me and my counterpart by the fireplace, teachers party, and Christmas with Abby’s family!