Monday, March 26, 2012

It is a disaster...I mean I probably don't know the word that describes something that is worse than a disaster...otherwise I would definitely use it...
Hmmm we have to move out from our apartment in one week. That means that we have to move to our house...and it would be just fine even though the bedroom is not ready...BUT we had to break the wall between one of the bedrooms and the bathroom in order to expand it...and guess what?!!! This bureaucracy will kill me... And yeah...for those who think that Russia is the worst place on earth with all that corruption and documentation....ohhhh no...Wisconsin rules the world...Today the guy who was supposed to give us permit for   the removing of the wall stated that it is a structural wall and we can remove it and we have to pay an additional fee to the engineers so they'd made the custom design for us...Our plumbers and our realtor and we ourselves (for those who don't know I am an engineer...even though I have some work to do in order to receive my master's degree...) anyways...this wall that he calls structural is all shaking and it is not more than a couple of 2*4s connected together... it is ridiculous....
I am mad...Dima is even more mad I assume...and even more...electricians sent us an estimate that we should pay them for moving the fan and a couple of vanity lights...and two plugs...well they think it cost 1500$ they're crazy I'm telling you. We will do everything ourselves...The country of freedom...yeah...sure...
The last week before spring's crazy for everyone I guess...but the presence of a huge house project doesn't make my life any easier... I am tired ...1 IP, 1 essay, 2 exams to go...
And registration for the summer term starts tomorrow morning...I want to take Organic chem labs (8 hours /week) and Extinction of Species - only 1 month long..will see how it goes

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Я все чаще смотрю по сторонам и думаю: ну насколько же американские парни красивее русских ох....как сказал Лагерфельд, что был бы он русской женщиной - был бы лесбиянкой...я во многом с ним согласна!!!!
и в то же время как злая шутка - американские девочки намнооого страшнее русских девочек, по наблюдениям в моем университете они не умеют ни расчесываться, ни краситься, ни одеваться ни мыть голову. Все что умеют - ходить в спортивных трусах/штанах - совмещая их с уггами...а в пижаме в магазин - это вообще ппц товарищи.

И я тут подумала - вот было бы круто если бы русские девушки(нормальные , не те которые курицы) могли бы жить поблизости с американскими мальчиками - тоже нормальными, желательно с мозгами....то у них бы были самые красивые дети на свете.

Мой муж не в счет)))он нереально красив умен и он русский)хоть и с американским паспортом=)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Today I feel depressed...probably the reason is a cloudy weather or just a bad mood.
However, I'm struggling because I'm still undecided of what do I want from my life and how I imagine it all to myself. I'll finish my BS  in Biology next spring... and...I don't really know what I'll do with it. I don't have ANY work experience...even as a cashier or a resume is just a blank paper for now. I came to the US two years ago and all I did is pretty much studying. I'm not working in the lab...probably I could try to find something...but here is another thing: I don't have time. We bought a house recently and there is a LOT of work to do...Moreover, in average I spend much more time for my regular studies than most of the Americans do because of my language skills and perception of the material in English... I have to re read stuff over and over again to realize what it is all about. And writing...oh it's a torture...I can spend up to 4 hours to write a 2 double spaced pages. It's not like writing a blog...

So here I am almost 22 years old, married, with 3 years of rocket science studies behind my back from Moscow Aviation University., and still unfinished Bachelor degree in Biology. I am not planning to get the master degree at least right now....Well At first I've dreamed of the Veterinarian career...But after going to the pre-vet club on our campus and meeting with recently graduated doctors...I just realized that it's not gonna work...In the place where I live, it's almost impossible to find a job because we  have a vet school here, obviously. Moreover, you'll have to pay 30000$ / year...I don't have this amount of money and I don't want to pay off the loan for the rest of my life. So now I just stick to my BS...and I don't really know what to do next...I don't want to go to career services on campus as well...because I honestly think about starting the real family...don't wanna wait 5 more years.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

And We Did it!!!!

Today, at 1 pm we signed all the papers and got the keys from our house!!!! Still can't believe it's true!
Now I will have a new rubric on this blog for sure =) you will see all the remodeling and all the "before" "after" type of things=)
Hope it will be interesting!
Just a quick sneak peak so you know how my 150 year old house look like right now from the outside=)
Oh if only you had a chance to see my day today you would probably be jealous...I think I'm kind of jealous of myself too...
It is sooooo nice outside!!!!!And I'm just sitting on the grass on one of the campus' hills. I'm not even sure that something better exists in this world) Wisconsin, Thank you for such a nice weather...hope it will stay longer. And it is still hard to believe that we had a snow storm week and a half ago!!!according to the weather forecast the weather should be this awesome at least for one more week.
Of course I don't really want to study...or do remodeling...or...I guess I just wanna do nothing and enjoy the weather.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I got student discount to buy tickets to "Cats". I want to see it so bad!!! And Dima said that we should stay and plan the remodeling this Friday. There is NOOO WAY I'm gonna lose this opportunity. 25$ per ticket isn't it a bargain?!
And weather in Madison is just marvelous!!! it's 79 degrees outside. People look much happier under the sunlight)

*By this time tomorrow we gonna own our first house...fingers crossed!*

I'm on the instagram : makoffka


Сегодня прислали сообщение о студенческой скидке на мюзикл Кошки!!! ооо я должна там быть)))тем более что мы и так живем в деревне. Димка пыхтит, что надо делать ремонт, но он все равно уломается=) Погода сегодня нереальная!!!!+26 представляете!
Настроение соответствующее...правда 4-й день болит голова или от смены погоды или от брекетов,но приятного мало.

Это я сфоткала сегодня на айфошу у нас на кампусе.
кто есть в инстаграмме добавляйтесь! я makoffka

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Today, I was done with school around noon, so now I'm trying to clean up our apartment before showing this evening. That's amazing how our place changes with every packaged box. I feel like our loft is just losing its soul...becomes empty and unknown again.

We've started our family within these walls, and now we are leaving. I will definitely miss the 2 years that we've spent here.

btw it's such an awesome weather outside!!! It's getting close to 75 F.


Сегодня просто чудесная погода!!! 19 градусов а в прогнозе на всю неделю 22-26 и солнышко)))) Я балдею, параллельно убирая квартиру: сегодня ее прийдут смотреть люди, которые возможно ее снимут. А вообще одновременно удивительно и грустно как меняется наша квартира с каждой упакованной коробкой. Глядя на нее сейчас я могу сказать точно, что она уже не выглядит нашей.
Я буду скучать по этому месту. Здесь мы начали свою семью 2 года назад, сюда принесли когда то крошечных Тишу и Дуняшу, а сейчас мы движемся дальше.
Today is the last day for Dima at his previous job. And we can't wait to move forward) It's hard to believe how things can change in one week!! We will become homeowners in 2 days!

OMG I just remembered that we gonna have a quizz today! (will go ant try to review as much material as I can) I still can't understand how on earth do I forget about the test second time in a row!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ну вот все и закончилось...прошло все более менее без приключений. Самое мерзкое для меня было когда в самом начале лабы нам дали поковыряться в настоящих человеческих сердцах повтыкать пальцы в отверстия которые раньше были венами,аортами и желудочками...там меня чуть не стошнило.

С крысой оказалось проще. Я не стала ее трогать - просто смотрела. Было не мерзко и в обморок я не упала. У одной из групп оказалась беременная крыса с зародышами внутри. жалко.
Но нет я скажу об одном моральном ублюдке. Который по совместительству является будущим американским морпехом судя по форме. После того как мы вытащили кишки для изучения это уебище стало запихивать их в рот дохлой крысе и обматывать вокруг шеи заливаясь смехом...Хотелось вьебать с ноги. А потом удивляемся, когда слышим о дикости и абсурдной жестокости их военных? ВОТ ОНИ. сука.

сегодня я была не в духе...и еще у меня третий день адски болят зубы после похода к ортодонту. Я ни с кем не разговариваю и стараюсь по максимуме их игнорировать. 
Today I'm gonna do rat dissection during the bio lab. I can't describe how nervous I am. I know many of the students performed dissection in high school. I've never done or seen anything like that before and I'm soooo scared. Can't imagine how my own organism will behave. I honestly think it's cruel to kill 6 rats just to give us an opportunity to take a look on the organ system. I had rats as pets in yeah I'm nervous)
Do you have any advice or suggestions on how not to puke and not to pass out?)


Девочки у меня сегодня препарация крысы в лабе по билогии!! Что делать?

Как не рухнуть в обморок и побороть тошноту? У меня всю жизнь дома жили крыски как домашние животные...и я никогда никого не резала и не вскрывала и внутренностей не видела. О боже...жутко страшно=((( Многие американцы делают это еще в школе...а я в тихом ужасе.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

We have closing in 4 days!!!! OMG I just can't believe that it's real. Everything went so smooth and calm. We saw the house just once and realized that we want this project, and we're ready to invest our time, hard work, and money in this wonderful place (it's not wonderful yet btw). Our realtor did a great job and I'm just happy and excited...can't wait to start!.

Мы закрываем дом и получаем ключи через 4 дня! Все еще не могу поверить, что это правда. Что все реальность и что дом скоро будет нашим. Благодаря нашему прекрасному риэлтору, да и риэлтору продавца тоже, все прошло буквально незаметно для нас. Увидев этот дом, мы сразу поняли, что это отличный способ инвестиции своего труда , своих денег и своего времени.
Не терпится начать!!!

Всем привет!!!=)
Ну вот и я начинаю перебираться на новое место.
Мне очень очень интересно, что из этого получится потому что  сидеть на лиру сил нет никаких.да и желания тоже. Я уже третий раз начинаю все с нуля...Интересно хватит ли терпения и сил на этот раз. Сперва я хотела сделать полностью отдельный блог, но остановилась на использовании собственного домэйна на этом ресурсе. Просто на  данном этапе так будет проще наладить общение как мне кажется.

Всем кто будет читать мой блог с пожалуйста отпишитесь здесь, чтобы я вас тоже добавила.
А всем кто наткнулся на мой блог случайно и решил задержаться: Добро пожаловать!!

Двуязычный блог это в два раза больше сил и ответственности, но надеюсь все обязательно получится!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Today was a busy day (well we still have half of it left).
At first Dima took our friend to the airport at 5 AM. Then we went to my orthodontist. Oh I love him!!!He is the cutest old man ever!!!He is soooo nice and gentelman-like and his tie with little ducks is just the best. And of course I'm more than thankful that he agreed to continue my treatment (I've put my braces on in Moscow, and all the "SUPER" doctors wanted nothing but to take my (expensive) ceramic braces off and put ridiculously expensive metal ones that are actually worse instead... I just thought it was stupid...and I've spend about an year here trying to find a doctor who would work with my braces). Now with a smile on his face my cute old guy told me that I have about 5 more months to go...and I'm super excited because it has been almost 3 years and I can't wait to take them off.

One more thing: Have you heard about free paint quarters in Ace Hardware?))))Oh...they do this special for the second Saturday in a row. I hope they'll make it next week too!
Well...yeah we're cheating a little)))What we've done is just went through all Ace hardware stores around the area and took the free quarter of the same color from each store! As a result we've got 5 quarters total which should be enough for the one wall in our bedroom! I can't describe how happy I am because we're buying our pretty house just in perfect time!!Can't wait to start the renovation. 4 days left till closing!

Friday, March 9, 2012

The New Beginning

Today is my first post here, and I have a great news to share!!!
First of all of course it is Friday, and the weekend is coming. Hope it's gonna be a nice weather though because now it is chilly here in WI.

So today I had my driver's test, and I passed it!!!That was my first try, and I'm super proud that I did it=)
hmmm...I was close to fail it because I got 25 "mistake points" out of 25 possible, but still)))
I know I'm almost 22 and it's a little late for the first driver's license, but before I lived in Moscow, and the public transportation there is so widespread that I simply never really needed to have a car.

So now I own my ancient (but nice) Nissan Maxima '1999, and I can't wait to drive on my own without my hubby complaining about my driving skills)))

(I'll try to update my blog as soon as I can, and I should probably start with adding an "about me" page)