Well we are nearing the end of week two here in St. Pete's. The last few days have seemed to drag on a bit, and me and Scott are sleeping more than normal. Probably a bit of anxiety, with a touch of homesickness has set in. We pick up Brody Marat on Tuesday.
The weather here was gray today. Rainy with melting snow, temps in the high 30s-40s. Spring has definitely sprung in St Petersburg and it isnt always pretty.
We had quite a day yesterday. After visiting Brody Marat in the baby home, our driver (and his wife) took us to a ski resort, about 15 miles outside of the city. Our driver went skiing and me, Scott and his wife went ice skating on a beautiful outdoor rink. It was chilly, but sunny and very peaceful. Had it not been for our driver (who speaks decent English) we could never have navigated this resort alone, as nothing, and nobody spoke a word of English. We were definitely outside of the city limits here, and it was well worth it!
This weekend, we will enjoy our last full weekend in St Petersburg, probably finally going to the Hermitage. For those of you who dont know what this is, visit www.hermitagemuseum.org. It is the premier museum in St Petes and probably in the world...a must see.
Tomorrow, Saturday, ends our 10 day waiting period after court. The ten days went by quicker than expected. I feel so lucky that we lived in St Petes for this time. And as he had hoped, no glitches during this period. It appears that Brody Marat is almost our son, whether he likes it or not.