С праздником 

Happy Uzbek Independence Day!

As long-time readers will recall, last year during Uzbekistan’s annual holiday commemoration my husband and I were both still living in Alexandria, Virginia. We celebrated by swimming in our pool and then heading to Rus Uz in Arlington to consume traditional Uzbek delicacies.

This year I will probably just stay home, lounge in the sun, and make one last push to organize all of our belongings that recently arrived via sea freight so that this place really starts to feel like a home. I am excited to say that my husband will be arriving at post within the next week, and I can’t wait to start our lives and work here together!

In other news, I recently discovered that my little Arslan, the desert tortoise I adopted from a family departing post on July 24, is actually a female!

So the day before yesterday (Saturday, August 29), I went with a couple of friends out on the town to start our holiday weekend off right and to give a green card to a lucky tortoise. We started with a beautiful lunch at Amaretto, where we were the only customers, feasting on gazpacho, lamb, pasta and warm salad with feta.

Then we went on to an open-air bazaar where I picked up another tortoise. This time I made sure it was definitely a male, to keep her company. One of my neighbors picked up two tortoises also, and to our horror all three were shoved into a teeny box where they tried constantly to scratch their way out until we arrived home! Another neighbor had to turn down an adorable kitten that kept being foisted on her by an elderly Russian-speaking woman who repeated in English, “Little cat! Little cat!”

The tortoise formerly known as Arslan and her male counterpart met on my lawn, nose to nose, and then promptly took off in different directions. For the time being, he is getting acclimatized to his new palace, and she is taking advantage.



  1 comment for “С праздником 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

a rambling collective

Tales of connections, food and a sense of belonging.

Road Unraveled

Part-time travelers who want to inspire you to take a different vacation and go see the world!

Enchanted Forests

This Blog is about discovering the magic of forests in every aspect of life from a small plant in a metropolis to the forests themselves

diplomonkey

Chimping around the world!

The Unlikely Diplomat

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls. – Anais Nin

Countdown To Freedom

A blog about health, the keto diet, massage, relationships & travel!

The Mongolian Way

Another Peace Corps Experience

Latitude with Attitude

Exploring the World Diplomatically

Let's Go Somewhere

Making the whole world my home.

Between England & Iowa

Exploring England, Iowa and everywhere in between!

Cu Placere

Joyce Hooley

DiploDad

Foreign Service Blog

Six Abroad

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Helen Keller

simple Ula

I want to be rich. Rich in love, rich in health, rich in laughter, rich in adventure and rich in knowledge. You?

A Diplomat's Wife

just another story

bama in the balkans

Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Macedonia

Adventures in Macedonia

A Peace Corps Story

Twelve Knots

My Journey to the Foreign Service

Sarah Jones Abroad

I am serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, come read about my advetures

Notes From Post

A Diplomat's Life Abroad

Raised in the Foreign Service

40 years later, a TCK looks at the world through the lens of Embassy family life

Around the World in Thirty Years

A little ditty about our adventures in the Foreign Service

What is Kirby Doing?: Stories from life after Peace Corps

Job searching and re-adjusting to life in DC

memories over mohinga

a peace corps memoir

Bembes Abroad

Two People, Two Dogs...One New Country

Sending Postcards Home!

From travels around the world, with love..

Kelsey Schmitt

Travel & Lifestyle

Nomads By Nature: The Adventures Continue

We are a foreign service family currently posted in Windhoek, Namibia!!

Adventures Abroad

tales from a life abroad.

Texpatica

Ramblings about the life of a Texpat.

Emma & Nathan's Travels

Our worldwide travels beginning in the year 2017

Diplomatic Baggage

Perspectives of a Trailing Spouse, etc.

A Foot in Each World

Life, love, education, and adventure in foreign service.

Culture Shock

Staying in the Honeymoon Phase

I'm here for the cookies

A trailing husband's vain search for cookies in an unjust world

Caitlin Jean Russell

Travel Tips, Photographs and Experiences

The Good Things Coming

A blog about people, places, and ideas

The Blog of Travel

Motorbikes, dogs and a lot of traveling.

traveled.life/

A Traveled Life

The Trailing Spouse

My life as a trailing husband of a Foreign Service Officer

In-Flight Movie

Our Adventures in the Foreign Service

Audrey is (a)Broad

Things I do and see while living and traveling outside the USA

%d bloggers like this: