28 February 2007

weather...

When in doubt about what is appropriate to contribute to the conversation, one may always talk about the weather. Or so they say.

** Interestingly, in the UK I found that conversations about the weather and the deplorable bus service were the two safe topics suitable for conversation with strangers. After being nodding acquaintainces for a bit, you proceed to greetings. Then you stay in this bus-and-weather safe-zone for an extended period of time. In a small country with a large population, this, and the practice of keeping one's eyes averted, is the equivilent of "elbow room" (Are you singing along?).

The days are certainly longer. The streetlights are off when I walk to school and it stays light until nearly 7:00 p.m. I'm still amazed at how quickly it gets dark here and then how rapidly it becomes light again. There's not that much time spent in short, dark days...maybe a month.

It's warmer now, so it's snowing again and will continue to all this week.

I don't ride the bus often, but my car is still lacking a working battery.

Was that really better than no post at all?

10 comments:

votemom said...

indeed it was. i'm always disappointed to check in and not find a new entry. not to pressure you or anything.....

Anonymous said...

So is the deporable bus service still an acceptable topic if you're talking to the bus driver?

And don't you think it's strange that you typed "it's warmer, so it's snowing again?"

Speaking of longer days, we're actually heading into daylight savings time in two weeks, thanks to some overeager legislators.

Lea said...

Definitely better than no post at all, thanks:). So, what's the latest update on your paperwork (the two documents) and your agency's reaccreditation? I hope things are looking up.

Rhyne & Jake said...

So, do you guys roll the time up next weekend in Russia, too? I never asked that when I was in Russia.

Calico Sky said...

totally better than no post at all :)

and boy do I agree about the uk!

Anonymous said...

Glad you posted...and so sorry the car battery situation has not been resolved. The big issue is this: Is there now food in your home? Something tells me you're living on cookies again because of the transportation situation. Not that that's a bad thing...

Rachael said...

Hi Kate. I'm newly commenting on your blog, but I've been enjoying reading about your story lately. We are adopting from St. Petersburg and hoping (longing) to return soon for court, so it's really interesting to hear what's going on over there. When we were there in December the weather was very mild and the days were so short. Hope you will get good news with your paperwork and deadlines soon.

Laura said...

Hi kate!!
We are settling in. Let me know if you need help with the PA apostille.
hugs
Laura

6blessings said...

Great post. It's good to hear anything. Glad the days are longer and it's "warmer".

Melissa said...

so what's going on with the adoption?