It is true. Dad came home from Ukraine on June 20th and said "I've asked Tanya to marry me." To which I replied, "Who's Tanya?"
My father who insists on telling me everything (and please believe me when I say everything and be thankful I don't feel the need to elaborate) has managed to keep it quiet that he has been talking to this woman for over a year with the intentions of getting married. He has worked with her in Ukraine for years, she has been to Canada (even to our house!) and they have been courting for a year.
At first I was a little apprehensive. I always imagined my father coming home someday with a 25 year old he met at a strip club - saying "Mindy, these are my daughters." and then having her tassle fall off into the salad bowl. All I wanted when he planned to get remarried was for her NOT to be in my age group.
Then he showed us her picture. She's adorable.
She only speaks Russian (which is interesting b/c Dad only speaks English). She is Tatiana but Englishized is Tanya (pronounced TAWN- YAH) and she seems sweet. They have been dating with an interpretor (to which I immediately imagined how awkward a romantic scene would be) and emailing with the help of a translation program. We've emailed her as well and she seems nice.
They will get married in Sept or Oct of this year and that will be that. My responsibility in raising my father will be done! And, I get to keep the puppies when they are out of the country. Woo hoo!!
Now you are all updated.