Today is International Women's Day, an observance that I must admit I had never heard of until my Bulgarian husband told me about it several years ago. Although it is intended to celebrate the achievements of women and promote gender equality, that doesn't seem to be the focus here. In Bulgaria, it is more of a men buying their wives/sisters/mothers/daughters flowers and chocolates kind of day.
-We enjoyed more than a few loaves of kozunak (Easter bread). I could eat an entire loaf in one sitting, and that is potentially dangerous.
-Made a trip to the Sofia Zoo, but arrived too late and the animals were already taken in for the night. On the plus side, the security guard let us in for free and we did get to see a few random animals, which was exciting enough for Francie.
-I got in some quality baby-holding time with my nearly 3 month old niece. It's hard to believe that Francie was ever that small. Yes, it goes by so fast, but I sure am happy to have my little lady who is gaining independence more and more each day. Toddlers can be challenging, but so fun.
-Martin and I enjoyed pizza and the company of friends at Niagara.
-Bulgaria celebrated Liberation day on March 3rd, marking 135 years since the end of the Ottoman occupation.
-We payed the final fee (hopefully) related to Martin's immigrant visa. All we have to do now is settle on a date and buy plane tickets.
Yours truly at the Roman tomb in Hisarya last week. I kept waiting for a ghost to pop out of the window.