Letter to my friend, November 2013

“Hi, Olya!”, I yelled into the phone and heard my own echo, “can you imagine Daniel listening to my clumsy English and not even interrupting?”

Do you remember how I lived when we met? I cooked, washed, did the dishes, took out the trash, worked in the garden, went to two parent meetings at the same time. Then I learned to plan everything very much in advance, make lists and analyze. I learned to lie and flatter, and even read minds. When my ex-husband asked “Tell me honestly..?”, I clearly gave him what he wanted to hear.

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Luckiness

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Yesterday, one instagram account that  I’ve been  following  recently created a meeting post. It is a good way to find new people to read and let others know yourself. 

But what should I write about myself? Unlike others,  I am not a journalist, or coach, or practical psychologist, or copywriter. I am just an average American, well, Russian-American, to be more specific – a Russian wife with the bee up  my  bum.

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A wife and her hammer

It’s good that my husband’s Russian wife can handle a hammer. But it’s even better when she knows what the word “hammer” means.

During our first summer together, Daniel, out of work, decided to renovate the house. He wanted to strengthen some boards in the basement.  And I was supposed to help him.

As he climbed up and down the ladder I was wandering around. At one point, he asked me to hand him the hammer. I was giving him one by one all the tools that he had prepared for this project. Of course, the hammer was the last. But since then I have known the meaning of the word.  

However, there’s a little misunderstanding. I still cannot pronounce correctly a hammer and a hummer. So when I talk to you, please, pay attention to the context.

About age without sadness

I always looked younger than my age. Thanks to my parents.

For the first 25 years of my life, I didn’t think about numbers of my age. There were times when I shocked people with my real age.

When I turned 30, I didn’t like the age figures anymore. I tried to erase them from my memory. I rarely thought about them – on my birthdays or at a doctor’s appointments.

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Taurus is my zodiac sign

Dedicated to all Taurus….

Astrology , horoscope, zodiac, stars, the Milky Way –  such mystical words at least for me. The view of the starry sky is always fascinating, isn’t it?

Can you imagine that these stars and constellations can make a significant impact on someone’s personality depending on his(her) date of birth. 

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Favorite quotes

I like making notes, you know that. 

I also like collecting quotes. Now I found a good place where to keep them – my blog. 

Here are some of them. 

Charles de Gaulle (Former President of France)

Always choose the most difficult way, there you will not meet competitors.

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