There's Something about Mary

Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

I can be kind of a brat ;)


So, sometimes I can be kind of a brat, I know this…I blame it on my parents. They gave me everything I wanted, ok not really.  (Love you mom and dad 🙂 I don’t actually blame you).

The other day I was so excited since I had finally found some zucchini at the piaţă, I was going to make some bread, maybe some cookies that I found a recipe for the other night. My plan was to make it my zucchini goodness this weekend.  All my dreams were destroyed yesterday when I came  home from work and there sitting on the table was a plate of fried zucchini and the zucchini that I had recently bought no where to be seen.  I went and found mama gazda and asked “under bostăne?” I knew where it was, I just wanted to hear why she used it, we then proceeded to have a conversation about how I wanted to use it this weekend.  She apologized and told me she would buy me some tomorrow.

And onto why I am a brat…so today I came home from work, my night of getting to cook for myself.  Every Friday, that is the deal.  I came into the kitchen put my stuff down and the first thing I see is a chocolate bar on the table and then I look at the counter and she has found me 2 zucchini!  I really wasn’t sure she would be able to find them, and I had the attitude all day that I would have to wait till next year for my zucchini bread, but I was wrong.  And she got me chocolate!  I went to tell her thank-you, but she was not home yet.  I really should learn to not freak out about these things, they will all work themselves out.

Thanks Mama Gazda!


Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

2 thoughts on “I can be kind of a brat ;)

  1. aww that’s nice that she not only replaced it, but got you a second one 🙂 We all know you can be kind of a brat, but that’s one of the great things about you! I mean, I can’t be the ONLY one….right? Miss you much, hoping to supply you with a big update in a few weeks!

  2. Hahaha…At least you’re a self aware brat! I adore you Mary! Glad you got to make your yum yum yummy treats!


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