So I have been super duper MIA from this blog and it kinda makes me sad. So get ready for a super duper post, I hope now that we finally have the ability to upload photos I can keep up a bit better.
We've had an eventful couple of months. We (well, I) had a fantastic visit back in the states! I had three weeks of friends, family, shopping, an awesome bachelorette weekend for one of my most favorite of people, and a great Thanksgiving with both my family and Matt's family. Poor Matt worked a TON for two solid weeks and then got sick on his one week off. I think he still had a nice time being back in the states. And then...it was back to reality and back to Bulgaria. We literally were silent on the cab ride from the airport. The good news is, our shipment of our household items arrived the day after we arrived home so I was busy unpacking and organizing. Usually this is soothing and calming for me (as many of you know, if I'm stressed you can find me organizing my closet ;)) but settling back into our life here was surprisingly hard for me. Which I'm sure wasn't pleasant for Matt (actually, I know it wasn't.) We got back and nothing.was.easy. at all. Our cat was sick and crying non-stop, our internet was out, and I was so irritated that I can't drive or speak the language in this place.
But, since then all that has passed and the kitty seems to have recovered and we have been busy decking the halls. During my "bad week," as I like to call it, I was also super bummed about our Christmas plans. Meaning we have none except to stay here in Bulgaria. Matt had a totally different perspective of how our Christmas would be and he pulled me out of my rut on that one too.
So anyway, without further ado FINALLY here are some pictures that prove that we really are living in Bulgaria :)
|Another shot of the market with the Cathedral in the background|
|The Russian Church. I think this is definitely my favorite church in Sofia. I'll have to go inside and check it out soon.|
|Just another street|
|I don't know, but I had to capture it. I don't think this would really be considered a gypsy, maybe just a guy rolling his boxes to the trash bin...not sure..|
|And here is our little Christmas tree.|
|Had to add a little Eastern European-ness to our Christmas decor...some festive matryoska dolls.|
|We have been a little bummed that we don't have a fireplace here so Matt downloaded one for us for our tv. ha! P.S. Can you see the Command Center to the right of the TV? It takes a lot of cables and cords to run this operation here!|
|This picture was taken forever ago but I wanted to show you our itty bitty little elevator. This elevator is why I always take the stairs when I am alone.|