I don't know what I did to become one of the "Blogs we've noticed recently," but I'm pleased & honored to be there! (OK, I DO know what I did, but I'm not telling!) Though I have to admit to feeling more pressure now to come up with interesting tidbits about my life in Poland - it was easier when only friends & family were reading!
Responding to a couple of comments, I didn't mention what breed of dog bit me because it's a little embarassing - it's a dachsund! He/she (I didn't want to pry) is only big enough to reach just below my knee, so that's where the bite landed. I'm actually on very good terms with the owners, and we always say hello when we see each other, with or without the dog, but apparently the hallway is the dog's territory. (I've really got to find out the poor creature's name, so I can stop calling it 'the dog') I even went into their apartment & had a chat for about 30 minutes on the day it bit me - they had to put its muzzle on it before I'd go in the door! I have thought about carrying dog treats with me, this may be what I needed to finally make me do it.
It would seem that I spend too many of my posts focusing on the negative aspects of being here, which is a disservice on my part. Poland is a great country, full of wonderful people and beautiful places, so I'll try to mention more of them in future posts.
Sadly, at the moment the weather sucks, so I'm not seeing as many positive aspects of life here as I could. Spring has given way to winter, which is rather confusing for everyone - I really hoped I was done with wool for this year! But I'm promised things will warm up again next week, just in time for my friend Kellie to arrive for a visit.
I don't have much to say yet about the new Pope, other than - German??? Not the first country I think of when I think about Catholics. But he's really just a transitional Pope, more to give the cardinals time to figure out where they want to go after John Paul II than to stake any real claim of his own on the Papacy. At least, that's my opinion, I haven't spoken to any Poles about it in depth yet, I'll keep you posted as I hear other opinions.
Well, that's enough rambling for today, I still have lessons to plan for tomorrow. A hearty welcome to my new readers, I'll try to keep things as interesting for you as I can, but my main purpose is to keep a link with family & friends back home, so I won't feel too bad if you get bored & wander off somewhere more amusing.
PS Happy Birthday to ME!!! :)