Friday, February 20, 2004

Happy Valentine's Day

After a successful Christmas Concert, I was asked to MC the Valentine's Day Concert titled "This One's For You".  The SRC (Staff Recreation Committee) agreed to follow the concert with a Valentine's Bash.  We filled the cinema hall and had a wonderful time :)  There was no charity drive this time, it was for the pure musical enjoyment of the staff.

The weather is still rather gray and dreary.  Of course, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so we can expect six  more weeks of winter :-P  Didem screened "Groundhog Day" for the movie committee as it is ever the classic Groundhog Day movie :)  On the 13th of this month, the temperature dropped down to -15�C (or 5�F)!  Brrr!!!
I finally kicked Smokey out of the bedroom for excessive shedding and muddy paws.  Whenever he had the muddiest paws in all Kosovo, he would run straight to the bedroom and jump on the bed.  Luckily, this winter I was a bit wiser and purchased a duvet cover since the comforter never fit in the washing machine. 

Thinking of the washing machine, I was slightly surprised to discover that European washer and dryers are smaller than our "economy-sized" washers in the US when I arrived in Kosovo.  I can usually wash two pairs of jeans and a couple of shirts but that is all.  Then, if I am lucky, there will be enough power to run the dryer but usually not.  I often end up spinning the excess water out of my clothes by removing half the laundry and running the spin cycle again...and then remove a pair of jeans or sweater from the laundry for a hang-dry.