Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Water Pipe Collapse

Yesterday night I was on the phone with a realtor in Cyprus to help my parents in need of a plumber in Paphos.
Sounds ridiculous, I know! But what's one to do when her non-English speaking parents are there alone at a private house and the water pipe gets broken? Called Neil (the realtor) and asked him to arrange a plumber for the parents, he promised to help: said he would check when's the earliest time the problem can be fixed and call back and he did! He promised to call or text me today morning with more info on the plumber's arrival and, damn it, he did! It's not often that you come across a man who does what he says he's going to do with no reminders whatsoever, wow. Thanks a lot, Neil!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I'm starting to be disappointed in my own project, but not because I can't keep up the thankfulness, but quiet the opposite - there are too many things I'm thankful for daily! Seriously, I noticed I have a hard time choosing what to blog about when I have the time to update this thing. The point was to prove something to the world and make myself a happier person, but I realize I AM quiet close to happy, even with a few downs that took place recently. Guess I don't need this for ME any more :) And I'm tremendously thankful for being thankful.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Work Under Pressure

Thanks go to myself for being able to work under pressure. What a hectic day: so little time, so much to do! Good that when I know I absolutely have to do somethin within a certain time range I can get myself inspired and just get it done, yay! :-)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

To My Grandma

Today is my guarding angel’s, my dear grandma’s 85th birthday. There are just too many things that I’m thankful for to this incredibly strong, kind, loving, caring, attentive, loyal and fair woman, who has always been there for me, through thick and thin, and who literally saved my life. She is such a beautiful person. Never once in her life did she raise her voice at or judged anyone. She’s always been impossibly nice to all, and even to those who used her and took her for granted. She would never say a word to those who hurt her, but instead she would always be ready to help when they needed it and asked for it. She’s just too beautiful for this world and I wouldn’t believe such people exist if I wasn’t lucky enough to know her. She’s a saint, being her granddaughter is a privilege and I am yet to prove that I deserve it. Happy Birthday, my dear dear babushka!


For the unconditional love, never-ending faith in me, unstinting devotion and always wholehearted support, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart. I love you and I always will.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Starbucks Cheesecakes

I'm thankful for the Starbucks cheesecakes! Had a soft spot for them ever since I tried my first and even developed some sort of an addiction - used to have one a few times a week. But then something happened to them here in Moscow and they got pretty nasty... You would go all excited only to taste some pale poorly made tvorog-like substance that is neither creamy nor sweet, or you'd have to eat something yellow-ish that is way too soft and doesn't even resemble a baked goodie and has no cookie crumb side. But now, NOW the real cheesecakes are back! You can go to any existing Starbucks here and be sure you'd be getting the real deal. Thank you, Starbucks Russia, for bringing them back!

Friday, September 25, 2009

To My Creative Mind

Today I'm feeling especially thankful for my past few days' sudden outburst of creative energy that kept coming from within. It felt like some crazy creative marathon, and now that my mind is finally starting to slow down I can really breathe out and appreciate all of what I've had a chance to accomplish during this hectic but very productive time. Oh, the things you find time for and come up with when overwhelmingly inspired!.. Mind-blowing experience that is worth saying "thank you" for!