A! B! C!
The post title is courtesy of my 2nd form, who discovered today the joys of waving foam letters in the air and yelling out the alphabet in order . (Minus K and S, which had been appropriated by a 3rd former, who has been apprehended and pinky-swears he will bring them back tomorrow.)
Life is busy, but interesting. Besides school, which I can talk about for hours, I had a full weekend. On Saturday, Nelya and I went to the Orthodox church, which I found fascinating. I wasn't able to understand much, as the entire service was in sung and/or chanted Russian, but the acapella, mostly female, singing was beautiful. But you don't sit down in Orthodox churches... On Sunday, I went to a Ukrainian folk music concert at the local Palace of Culture (don't ask, I didn't name it...sort of like a US community center). It was AWESOME!
Major Prayer Request: my friend Tifanni, another PCV, fell on the ice yesterday, fractured a vertebrae, and is in the hospital in Kyiv for the next two weeks. After that, it's up to Peace Corps Headquarters in DC to decide what's next.
Current occupation: researching Ukrainian higher education at the end of the 20th century for Nelya, as my Internet skills (and amount of free time) are more advanced than hers