Well, it’s the eve of my 23rd (gasp!) birthday. It’s been a rainy day but I was able to sleep in until 7:30 because I didn’t have to teach until 3rd period.
What you probably don’t know (but do now!) is that Moldovans celebrate most holidays for 2 days. I was under the assumption, however, that meant the day OF the holiday plus the following day.
Apparently I was wrong.
Today I went to Maria’s and she gave me a squirrel stuffed animal and a chocolate bar. Then I went to L’s and she gave me a plant and another present is on it’s way (I’ll get to that). Then at dinner my NMG surprised me with a HUGE cake that said “23a” (meaning 23 ani, meaning 23 years). She also gave me a white towel with a beautiful embroidered blue flower on it. I’m afraid to use it!
The biggest surprise (which is the one coming later)? I’m getting a cat. Yes, you read that right. A cat! Actually, I lied. I’m getting a kitten. L’s kiddos know how much I love their dog so they assumed it’s a good idea to get me a kitten. While I am beyond thrilled (my sister is probably shocked), I’m pretty sure my host family (FG) is not going to be so thrilled. Let’s just say they aren’t the biggest animal lovers- and that says a lot considering most Moldovans aren’t animal lovers. So I’m curious to see how this goes over… and whether or not I’ll be able to keep it indoors.
In the meantime- any ideas on how to “potty train” a kitten when you don’t have a litterbox and you don’t want it to be an outdoor cat?