Bundled Up!

September 20, 2008 at 6:34 am 4 comments

Many thanks to all who have sent emails and posted on the Blog. It is so wonderful to read the kind words of family, friends, students (thanks A.F.), and new friends while we are so far away. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I haven’t posted in a few days because I’ve been busy knitting! (Yes, knitting.) The baby socks started on the flight from Boston are now finished and the matching hat is almost complete, as well. For those knitters out there, I located a yarn store nearby and a yarn booth in the bazaar/market and am looking forward to exploring the types of yarn to be found in Kostanai.

Hat and mitten season has definitely begun here in Kostanai. During the day, temperatures have fluctuated between the low 50’s and 60’s but the overcast and windy conditions have made it seem colder. We’ve come fully prepared with warm clothing, but really haven’t had to take it out just yet. I’ve a feeling that time is not far.

No matter what the temperature, cold or hot, the children in the baby house are always dressed warmly. When we first started visiting, it was quite warm (actually hot) and our little guy was still bundled in multiple layers in order to go outside. Now that the temperatures are cooling off, he is dressed even more warmly AND is wrapped in blankets. Despite loving the fresh air and having the chance to get outside, we’re finding venturing out into the open to be a frustrating experience for our guy because, basically, he can’t move. Imagine spreading your arms out as far as possible so that you can hold a large bundle of blankets or pillows while wearing a jacket with sleeves that are a half-foot longer then where your hands end. Then try picking and playing with a rattle or stuffed animal at the same time. This is what it is like for him: the Stay-Puff Man times two! (Is there a kid in that carriage?)

The kids are dressed very warmly when they are inside but not to quite the same outdoor extreme because the temperatures in the baby house are already very warm; short sleeve t-shirt warm. There seems to be a belief that cold air will bring illness, which probably stems from the harsh conditions people had to live through during the soviet era. However, the opposite is probably true, now, in that the excessive warmth of the children’s rooms help to cultivate the spread of germs rather than cease it.

All I know is that I’m looking forward to being able to see our little guy in all his glory, which might not happen until he’s finally ours.

p.s. New pictures have been posted in the “other place”. (-:

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mum  |  September 20, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    For some reason, we are not getting the new pictures. Try sending to marsenault@msad43.org

    Reply
  • 2. Susan  |  September 20, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    hey, maybe you coiuld knit me something? I’m c old!!!
    perhaps that oculd be a way to make some money in Kaz…knit the other families some warm things…I think Leeza would like something cute too!!! Name your price! 🙂
    I went shopping today and ended up finding some very CUTE and warm clothes for Lil Leeza when we spring her. SO CUTE!! she defintely is dressed warmer and cuter than her mommy. 🙂

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  • 3. Robin  |  September 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Mrs. Fitz!
    It’s so great that your so close to be able to finally take your baby home! Do you know what you’re going to name him? Or does he already have a name? I’m going to ask the teachers about the pictures. Can’t wait to see ’em! It’s sounds like it’s very beautiful there and the people are really nice! Best wishes!
    Robin!

    Reply
  • 4. Kerri  |  September 21, 2008 at 12:36 am

    I called mum and helped her find photos.

    Reply

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