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Shopping and Driving to get there…

Since I am not going to Kazakhstan for the foreseeable future, I needed to purchase some winter boots as most of my winter things, including my boots, are in Karaganda.

I have a friend, Pasha, whose parents sell shoes at a bazaar here in Kiev. I had spoken to them earlier in the week about this, so she had found several pair for me to try on. How’s that for service!

Anyway, I had made plans with Pasha to pick him up on the north side of the city and drive across the northern most bridge to where the bazaar is. This particular part of town tends to be full of traffic on Saturdays, kind of like Hulen Boulevard in Fort Worth during Christmas.

Well, it took more than 45 minutes to get across the bridge (that was just to drive across the bridge). But it was well worth the wait as Pasha’s mother had picked out a great looking pair of winter boots for me that should last a good 2-4 years. Plus I found a nice hat to wear with my black winter coat. Overall, it was a good shopping day!

Afterwards, I went to my favorite supermarket. I go there 2-3 times a week to pick up fresh products. Today while in the produce section, out of the corner of my eye, I ‘tout’ I saw a puddy cat, no wait, some yellow squash. Yellow squash in October!

So I grabbed a couple of them and took them to the person who has to weight them and price tag them (they don’t have scales yet at the check stands). Well, I didn’t look at the cost and probably should have as they cost about $5 a pound!

Well, I bought them anyway at about $4 for the two pieces that I bought. I prepared one tonight and it sure was tasty, in spite of the price or maybe because of it!

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