But today was MY First Bell. For a variety of reasons, I have not had a Ukrainian language lesson since January or February. Yikes! That is a really long time for me to be without instruction. I was a bit nervous about what I have probably forgotten, but Tatjana proves to be a gracious and encouraging teacher.
I baked cookies in the shape of bells for some children on September 1 and I froze a few extras that I pulled out today for the big day. Great minds think alike: Tatjana baked some amazing apple-filled pastries and brought them to share! Yummy. I can always think better with fresh coffee and tasty treats.
At the end of our two-hour session, Tatjana said that I wasn’t as bad as I had promised her. (When scheduling the date to start I feared the worst!) And I even surprised myself from time to time.
Looking forward to some serious study coming up.