I am very sorry about the long time no talk, I just haven't really had all that much to say. Things are becoming much more mundane, which I view as positive. So here I offer you, as I usually do, a series of unrelated stories, thoughts, opinions, and happenings. I hope you enjoy! Oh and I'm working on getting the program to get pictures off my camera on this computer, so pictures will come soon.
I went to Istanbul about a month ago now. I enjoyed the trip and had some interesting experiences. Yes the Turkish baths are just as entertaining/scary/funny an experience as they're cracked up to be. Nothing like being all up in an older Turkish ladies business (or her being all up in yours).
I came home to New Years, a huge holiday in Albania, which I spent sick in bed. Luckily here in Albania everyone lights fireworks so I was able to drag myself outside to see a show without infecting anyone or scaring the young children by how disheveled I was.
The other day I was relaxing inside and periodically heard a commotion. I thought nothing of it until I stepped outside to find myself in a stare down with a turkey on my patio wall. I don't think I won, but I made it to the bathroom without it attacking me, so I suppose it might have won the battle but I won the war. I'm starting to think I'm actually going crazy though and it was just in my head. If anyone could confirm either way that would be nice.
Turkeys aren't the only thing hanging around these days. I'm hearing the termites again, and the cats are back on the roof. I really understand why they call them cat fights after the scrambling and sounds (most likely weasly) that I hear from the roof. Really starting to feel like an old cat lady.
I asked my mayor if I could lead an exercise class in the community. She responded by questioning whether I had interested people. While my plan had been to post a flier this seemed to be not good enough, so instead I will be leading exercise classes in the Bashkia. This image might not be as entertaining to you as to me, but trust me, it will be entertaining and I will take pictures.