Monthly Archives: September 2010

multitude monday

Things I’ve been thankful for this week 72. a patient husband who can handle my emotional roller coasters 73. a husband who washes the dishes! I can unleash my culinary storms of inspiration with abandon in the kitchen, and he … Continue reading

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Indian Summer Evening

Autumn in Moscow region. Fresh air and campfire smoke. Birch, pine, oak – sprigs of yellow leaves among the green like poetry. Rutted roads, cross-marked springs, fist-fulls of yellow sun flowers, sloping wooden houses. We went to visit our cousin … Continue reading

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IKEA cats

I love IKEA. I love cats. I love this video. So funny! Who thought of this?? Also funny were some of the comments after the video: Now this…this is SCIENCE. I think next time they should release 100 cats but … Continue reading

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Three Year Veteran

This week marks the three year anniversary of my arrival in Russia. In Moscow’s ever-shifting expat world, that makes me practically a veteran. I’ve definitely had various stages of shock and adjustment over the last three years. Finally feeling adjusted … Continue reading

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link for the day…

From Ann Voskamp at Holy Experience: …our lives full of cluttered ease, muffle out the songs. …when we go to the places that strip life back to its barest essence — of courage and love and raw, unmasked pain — … Continue reading

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Polyklinika No. 16

Folders full of documents, crumbling stone buildings, grimy bus rides, 2-hour waits in sweaty bank lines, and long peeling-vinyl hospital corridors with white-coated nurses and pensioners shuffling their canes and dingy slippers along. I’m  right in the thick of the … Continue reading

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Watermelon!

We bought some fruit from a road-side kiosk on the way to my in-laws for Sunday night dinner not long ago. August and September are melon season. The sellers keep their Astrakhan watermelons caged up like wild green tigers. I … Continue reading

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