on the job: photo

on the job: photo

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in on the job, pc-romania, photo sets, veronica | No Comments

Left to right: Julie Kelleher (RPCV-Ukraine, now with Blackboard), Sheila Crowley(RPCV-Ukraine, Country Director PCRO), David, Veronica, Ramona Sinca (counterpart) Irina Sandulescu (counterpart) 8 September 2010 for a Coursesites training at the library

in the community: Halloween

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in in the community, pc-romania, veronica | One Comment

It’s our third Halloween in Romania.  I never much liked Halloween at home but here, I like it a bunch.  It’s something different and American and silly fun.  We like it so much so that we helped throw a Halloween party that was covered by the local media. And we dressed up. This morning, we […]

on the job & on the road: where we’ve been this week. . .

on the job & on the road: where we’ve been this week. . .

Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 in on the job, on the road, veronica | One Comment

It’s been super busy of late. These are some of the places I’ve been this week: On skype — with my beneficiaries from Targu Neamt!  It was great to chat with them! The library — we had our first discussion group with University students.  It went well, but we’re going to have to strategize to […]

on the job: getting started

Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 in on the job, pc-romania, Uncategorized, veronica | No Comments

As I mentioned, David and I have moved — from the northeastern part of Romania to the central part.  We are living in a valley right south of the Carpathians.  This is where we’ll stay for our third year of Peace Corps service. With a new site, comes new assignments.  While our main job is […]

in the community: ne e dor. . .

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in in the community, pc-romania, veronica | No Comments

We’ve moved from Targu Neamt, a small town in the Moldovan region to Ramnicu Valcea, a bigger town in the Oltenian region.  We’re adapting and adjusting and missing…  especially the Botez  kiddos and their family.  We chatted on skype with Emi, Mada, Marius and Claudia for awhile tonight and it was great. While we like […]

in the kitchen: new recipes

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in in the kitchen, pc-romania, veronica | 3 Comments

It’s been quiet around here, huh? There are bunches of updates to share, but I always seem to worry about things being chronological on the blog. I haven’t finished pictures from Italy in April, so I shouldn’t share pictures of Paris in June! But I know that’s kinda silly and I’ve been getting threatening messages […]

on the job: crafting with beneficiaries

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in craftiness, on the job, veronica | 2 Comments

Radu Update Radu has been regularly mentioned on my blog (here and here); don’t tell, but he’s a favorite. He’s the kid who’s really into crocheting and knitting on a loom. So much so, that he wants to crochet 24/7 — at home, at the center, in winter, in summer. I taught him to use […]

photo: iliuta and me

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011 in pc-romania, photo sets, veronica | No Comments

I’m working on taking pictures of each of my beneficiaries.  Here’s one that Iliuta took of the two of us when we were being especially giggly and silly. It’s pretty great. Love that kid!

in the community: Jewish heritage

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011 in in the community, pc-romania, veronica | No Comments

Romania used to have a rather large Jewish population and interestingly and to our surprise, our small town of Targu Neamt has both a well-preserved (and still functional) synagogue and a large old cemetery. According to online sources and local folks, the town used to have nine synagogues but during communist times, most of them […]

news from home: Wallow Fire in AZ

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in news from home | 2 Comments

Every week, Big Picture puts up striking photo galleries related to world or current events. This past week Big Picture featured the Wallow Fire in Arizona and it hit home, not because I’m from Arizona, but because my brother, Erik is fighting that fire. Usually what he does (prescribed burning) is more ecological than newsworthy […]