May 2, 2022, Day 68.
Some days I don't make too many notes. This day has "30 eggs were purchased and that the magnolia tree was about to bloom". And I shared some stuff about a pretty package I got from France. Mom commented that her portrait is not very successful but encouraged me to not give up and draw next time.
Dad lists all the places that were hit in Kharkiv during the last 24 hours. They tell me a story about a dog that \people found and took to an animal shelter only to realize that it was a scared sick wolf. I don;t know if it is true but I am glad that there are people who care about dogs and that there are, apparently wolves in Ukraine - I thought they were gone. Parents got some interesting fish for dinner - I never heard about! May 4, 2022, Day 70.
Magnolia opened up completely and Mom is taking hundreds of pictures. Mom is learning to use a smartphone and her obsession with the magnolia flowers means that she is making a lot of progress. There were some scary moments in Kharkiv again - some rockets fell close to where the family is - but all are ok. After the conversation I found a note about daffodils and poodles and have no idea what we were talking about to get to that topic.