Sadly yes, there’s enough content on this subject to fill a blog post.
- On the most basic level, it never stops being weird making weaving around the chickens a priority as I leave my house for school in the mornings. Or to be eye level with one while doing my homework outside. Or waking up to their squawks.
- A slaughter that I inadvertently witnessed while stepping outside to have better phone coverage. I saw my cute little Ukrainian Mom with her hands around the neck of a chicken before I shut my eyes and attempted to inconspicuously cover my ears. When I finished my call & went inside…plucked & headless chicken in a bucket of hot water.
- Chicken feet (surprisingly large) sticking out of my refrigerator. I assume it was connected to the rest of the previously mentioned chicken but I didn’t really care to find out.
- A cute stray dog (one of the 50 that roam the street) playing with some sort of chicken part. Again, ignorance is bliss.
- A bucket full of chicken heads being sold by the babusias at the train platform every morning.
Needless to say, temporary vegetarianism was by far the best decision I’ve made in a while.
Not much else thrilling to report here. Our kids have off for fall break this week so we’ve had our Safety Training today & led a writing methodology workshop for Ukrainian teachers yesterday. Apparently I’m qualified for such a task now that I’ve taught a whole 3 lessons. Who knew 🙂 We also got our teaching assignments for the rest of training and I’ll be teaching 3, 4, & 5 forms (ages 7-11) 3x a week. So cute.
Have a wonderful Halloween & please have some candy corn for me.