I took a half-day off today to spend some time with mom. First, because she didn’t get a chance to say happy birthday to me yesterday, and second, I wanted her to see the inauguration. It was a cold but sunny and really beautiful day, and I went for a short walk.
Then, I had everything set up for watching and went to ;pick up mom at 10 AM.
She really enjoyed the event. I do not know what she was watching before; most likely, some Russian news where they were painting Biden, I do not even want to know how exactly. I say this because, during the whole campaign, she was saying, “I do not want to talk about politics; I do not have enough information.”
But after we watched, completely unprompted, she said: If I could vote, I would vote for Biden!
My name is Henrietta (Hettie) Dombrovskaya. I was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russian (actually, back then – Leningrad, USSR) in 1963, and immigrated to the United States in 1996.
I love Saint Petersburg, the city I was born and raised in, and I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Similarly (but differently) I love Chicago, and can’t imagine myself moving somewhere else in the observable future.
I have three children, Igor, Vlad and Anna, all adults living on their own, and one (so far) granddaughter Nadia. I also believe that my children are the best thing that happened in my life.
As for my professional life, I am working in the field of Information Technologies. When I was twenty, I’ve declared that the databases are the coolest thing invented and that I want to do them for the rest of my life. Thirty plus years later, I still believe it’s true, and still, believe that the databases are the best. These two statements together imply that I think a person can have it all, and indeed, I think so! Keep reading my journals to find out how I did it.
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Hello Hettie Ji,
Happy Birthday to you with happiness and joy 🎂🎈🎉
Have a nice day!😊
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Thank. you so much! It is so sweet of you 🙂