So since I hadn't showered or washed my hair since we left home, I had to figure something out. I boiled pots of water and used them to wash my hair in the sink. We have munchkin size coffee mugs and glasses here so I used my little rubbermaid sports bottle I brought (which isnt much bigger) to pour the water over my head. One tip if you have to do this is to NOT wear a hooded sweatshirt because it will keep falling over your head and making this task more difficult.
Next I realized how badly I feel for senior citizens who can only get sponge baths! I boiled a few more pots of water and waited for it to cool a bit and then attempted a "shower." My advice if you ever do this is put the one space heater you have IN the bathroom because you get pretty cold in between the dumping of water out of the cup onto yourself. My favorite part of this dumb hairwashing story I'm telling you is that I'm so blessed in my life at home that I even GET to complain about this! I'm not really complaining, it was just a minor inconvenience but it did remind me how lucky we are to just jump in the shower, turn it on, and get hot clean water that you can even drink if you want!
Anyways, onto the fun stuff! Eugene picked us up, we met Anna and Jerad Woods who will be adopting from the same orphanage as us! We are so blessed to have them here with us....such an awesome couple with big hearts! Can't wait to experience the rest of our journey with them! We got to go to the history museum for a 2 hour tour...hehe....and then walked all around seeing the beautiful city! Eugene was so knowledgeable on the history of this country and really on all of Eastern Europe. This country has fought hard to be where they are today and the people take pride in that fact. Last time we did not have this opportunity and let me tell you this place is BEAUTIFUL!!! I feel like I'm in a completely different country than when we were here for Zoya's adoption. One similar thing I remember from last time is the extreme contrast in this country between wealthy and poor. You will see a beautiful, brand-new building right next to a building that you would see in the slums of NYC or somewhere similar. I just find the stark contrast so odd. In a way this city reminds me of NYC a little bit. It feels alive and young and energetic.
|Shawn outside our apartment|
We went to TGIFridays for dinner with The Woods' and had some yummy dinner. We got a little turned around when we tried to walk back to our apartment. Shawn says we were lost, I saw we weren't lost because we could have gotten back to TGIFridays, we just forgot where our apartment was! I couldn't believe how many people were out on a Sunday night! Anyways, we made it back to our apartment safe and sound!
Our appointment is tomorrow at 10am!!! Prayers!!!