Archive for the ‘keeping traditions Category’

March 1, 2011 was a trifecta as David wrote on Facebook. 1) It was M?r?i?or, the “spring’s almost here” holiday. (Here’s my post about it from

For David. . . For Veronica. . .

So the title is a little misleading.  I’m not typically one to put much emphasis on Valentine’s Day — it’s overly commercial, too couply and more

I have been crazy sick recently.  I was ordered to bed for DAYS by darling Dr. Dan and so I was out of commission and recuperating

As I said in my last post, David and I didn’t do ANYTHING last year along the lines of decorating for Christmas.  This year, I’m trying

After last year’s successful volunteer Thanksgiving here in Moldova, we opted to host our volunteer friends for a crazy weekend of turkey-centered fun.  This past weekend,

For my final English class with my beginning group, we took a Romanian recipe for sarmale and translated it into English and had some major conversations

So I celebrated my second Romanian birthday this past Friday.  I don’t like my birthday.  Well, let me clarify — I like my mom making me

Anda was worried about getting married in May — lots of Orthodox holidays (which means having to give more money to priests to officiate) and lots

There are some quintessential Romanian cultural experiences that can’t be missed: cutting of the pig before Christmas (hopefully Christmas 2010 with the Catholic priest), learning to

words to live by. . .

"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
from "A Psalm of Life"
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

breaking it down. . .

past ramblings. . .