Monday, June 7, 2010

Creativity and Flexibility

Today was move-out day from our apartment, which was sold. So Cliff, Bob, and Trino came to discuss where things were going to go, and then to help pack and organize. Then we had 2 Ukrainians come to do stuff with the washer/dryer, and then the van driver came to help load everything up.

When I say "everything," I mean EVERYTHING. Jodi and I were ready to eat our casserole leftovers from last night, which we had to take out of the fridge when the mover guy came. Then we were going to heat it up, but the movers had taken the microwave. Most of the furniture was gone, so I sat on part of a desk chair while Jodi sat on the vacuum. We also needed to eat the strawberry yogurt before it went bad, so we were going to use plastic ware to save from washing more dishes. However, we didn't have plastic spoons, so we ate our yogurt with forks.

I've also devised new games to play in this now empty living room. One is to slide across the floor from one end of the room to the other, while on the desk chair (you know you've done this before!). Another is to slide while wearing slippers. There's another that I created on my balcony the other day, while getting rid of the пух (fluff) that's been in the air. I used the vacuum nozzle to clean the пух off my bags and the floor, then caught the little pieces in mid-air. Quite fun.

You become quite creative with limited materials, especially after one's first year of teaching/living overseas. :)

As Robyn said this weekend, it's been a long (school) year.

1 comment:

  1. Hahah! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Yes, but you can do stuff like that just moving stateside!