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Happy Anniversary!

It’s our three year wedding anniversary today! Economist husband surprised me with these gorgeous peonies last night. Aren’t peonies the most ridiculously ostentatious and beautiful flowers? It makes you drunk just to look at them. I wish I had something … Continue reading

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Books on Marriage

Economist husband and I are coming up on our 3-year anniversary. (Three years?! Already?) Three years ago this time I was bouncing around Moscow like a ping-pong ball – excited, nervous, scared, happy; flashing my diamond ring around and working … Continue reading

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Russian Husband, Soviet Childhood

Being married to someone from another country is not as strange as I thought it would be. I thought our cultural differences would be a much bigger deal than they actually are. Probably this has a lot to do with … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Behind every great woman there’s a great man…. ….or at least there’s a great man behind me, without whom I don’t know what I’d do… Here’s to economist husband, my valentine who Sends me sms’s to make me smile in … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Countdown (it’s tomorrow!)

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. It’s a bit of torture for economist husband because it’s not a Russian holiday and it feels kind of insincere to celebrate it. I’m going to venture that we’re not the only ones who feel this … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Countdown: How to give a gift to your spouse

I wish there was a better word for the person who’s your best friend, life-long partner, romantic soul-mate and lover than “spouse”. There’s got to be a better word – something that doesn’t rhyme with “louse”…. Anyway, Valentines Day is … Continue reading

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Two Year Anniversary: It’s OK to marry someone you disagree with

Two years ago today we were running out of a church basement, getting bird seed in our hair and down our shirts and so firmly wedged in the folds of our red convertible top, that we were followed by a … Continue reading

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Date at the Tretyakov

This Saturday economist husband and I went to the Tretyakov Gallery. It was crowded – long lines of people buying tickets and checking their coats to spend the afternoon at the museum. I love the Tretyakov because it’s a collection … Continue reading

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Christmas

Christmas in Moscow is weird. For the most part there are no carols or family around the holiday table, no Santa Claus, Christmas stockings, presents or holiday photo cards. There are no candy canes or gingerbread cookies, or morning brunches … Continue reading

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Happy 14-month Anniversary!

Exactly 14 months ago, I was getting my hair-curled and stepping into a lacy white gown from David’s Bridal. My husband (then nervous groom) was trying to make it back to the church in time to put on a rental … Continue reading

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