Christmas Specials Do Happen…

DNS-Laptop
I asked Santa for this…

I did ask Santa for the laptop at that link above, but it looked like it would not happen. we decided to look at other cheaper computers, such as HP, Acer, and such. The DNS laptop was just too high and we could get basically the same power for 5,000 ruble less, but not Russian made, though Chinese made…

Then after shopping the internet for several hours and trying to find the best deal, Sveta and I went to Burger King to enjoy some delicious onion rings. I directed Sveta and I (after dinner) to our DNS store down the street from Burger King and we decided to look one last time at the DNS Office computer that I had studied and knew would be a good deal…

800020-DNSThe computer was 25,000 rubles and it was an excellent piece of computer ware. It was well-built and had great specs. We entered the store and started to look at the laptop computers and we noticed these employees switching prices on certain models of laptops and then I noticed that all over the store prices were silently being dropped. No fanfare or excitement, just simply swapping a price tag out and going to the next item to change. Right in front of our eyes prices were dropping 5,000 rubles, as we stood there and the computer we (I – :)) wanted went down 5,000 rubles as we stood there. Actually I watched a 22,000 ruble HP 15.6 inch screen drop to 17,000 rubles in front of my eyes and realized that Christmas was in the air…

We had Christmas snow all day and wishes being answered left and right this Christmas day…

We found our computer that was at the top of the list for us and sure enough, the price was officially 5,000 rubles less than what we looked at a week ago and these prices were dropping everywhere, all over the store…

 Sveta looked at me and said let’s get it and therefore, we did. The proof is in the pudding that Santa does make things happen and Sveta and I both wanted a new laptop to replace our worn out laptop, that has become obsolete and almost worthless, for modern technology…

But this is not the best gift we (I) received…

christmas treeFor under our tiny, pathetic, and wonderful little Christmas Tree, I found that Santa had been by during the night. He brought two of my most favorite items in the world…

These items are almost impossible to find in Russia and they are more than a little important to me, they are a necessary item in life and I have lived many years here in Russia without protection of one of these…

I found under the tree; Dream Catchers American Indian style…

Dream Catchers catch-all bad dreams and only good dreams allowed. Once the sun pops up over the horizon, all bad dreams flow from the dream catcher evaporated in the safe secure sun…

With my past, this is a mandatory part of life and they were never available in Russia, at least for me…

Christmas and Santa brought me two Dream Catchers, and they are beautiful…

dream catcherI told you that there was a Santa Clause and if you are a good boy or girl, he will drop a few special gifts your way. Now we have Russian Christmas/New Year on the 1st of January, I hope Ded Moroz is just as nice as Santa… 🙂

Then after that we have real Christmas according to the Orthodox in Russia. That is on the 7th of January…

Today I will put the big Dream Catcher above the bed where it belongs and soon the small catcher in the photo, will hang off the mirror in the car. These are two critically important locations for a Dream Catcher to do their jobs, properly…

I feel kinda bad this morning though, Christmas is my holiday and Sveta celebrates it with me, just because it is important to me. Though she does not want anything and or cares for anything on this day. It means nothing to her and since she is very practical and analytical, a holiday based on western ideologies, just does not excite. Therefore, her gift time is during the Russian New year when Ded Moroz stops by and gives gifts to all good boys and girls. This is Soviet Tradition and now Russian tradition as well…

Hence, I have secretly told Ded Moroz what Sveta wants for New Years and he said that he would be on the lookout for her gift…

You can tell me lots of things and tell me that many things are not true, but you will never be able to tell me that Santa, Christmas, New Year, and Ded Moroz are not real. For they all tie in together with baby Jesus and God and it just makes a long Winter better…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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