Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The weather here is rather nice today. There is still plenty of snow on the ground, but it is around 38 degrees and getting warmer by the minute. Sonia says not to get to comfortable, though. It is scheduled to snow Monday. Apparently, the weather can turn on a dime here and it often snows well into June. Have I mentioned how much I love Atlanta?

Today is the last day that I can use a computer until Monday, so if you don't hear from me, there is no need to panic. We will be in the outskirts of Barnaul at a retreat center for the ScreamFree seminar. We have met some incredible people here already and will soon meet about 150 more. I think my favorite person thus far is a ginormous ex pro footballer named Arkasha who could crush me with two of his fingers. He is the most gentle person I have ever met.

I also had to break some difficult news to Hal this morning: I am quite smitten with a new man. His name is Zachar. He has flaming red hair and the most amazing dimples. We played games late into the evening and the way that he looks at me melts my heart. If I had my suitcase (which I still don't BTW) I would stuff him into it and bring him home. He'd fit, because he is barely two years old.

Gotta run - off to the Aeroflot office to try and shake down a Russian airline worker or two and track down our bags.


Dr. Roger D. Butner said...

Jenny, it was so cool reading how your heart has been captured by Zachar. I remember a little girl in Abilene who stole my heart once upon a time. Every time she called me "Shosher," I just melted. Let's see, what was her name?...


Jenny Runkel said...

OMG - Shosher!!! I had totally forgotten about that. She was so crazy about you.

Dr. Roger D. Butner said...

Very special times! I gotta say, the more I get into the ScreamFree community online, the more I feel sad that life has disconnected us so much, and the more I feel grateful for the connection Chemaine and I made with you and Hal in Abilene.

Okay, enough of that - it's gonna get too sappy for public blog posting if I'm not careful!