Coffee and March Madness in Russia…

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Man flying a kite

Being from America most my life. I have a tendency to still equate my life in America to Russia. One of the hardest times to conform mentally to the differences is when you first wake up in the morning…

Sometimes I wake up and forget that the world I live in is so vastly physically different from that world that I came from…

While sipping coffee this morning. I realized when I woke up today was a good example: I had gone to the window and looked out into Russia. That is when those moments of confusion happen and you are taken back by the weather until your brain acclimatises. You see it was snowing so hard that I could not see 2 meters from the window into the outside world. The temperature was about -6 Celsius and the wind was blowing just like a March wind does. So I went Ugh and grumbled about it going on the end of March and Father Frost has made a return trip…

Sveta just smiles at me and comments that they have a saying for March: “Make sure you put on several pairs of extra Long Underwear!” I understood her to mean, do not forget that March can be deadly cold and don’t be a fool…

So as I got ready to walk the dog. I had to use a scarf, heavy coat, long sleeve shirt, long underwear and heavy gloves. Now the dog is happy. He has his fur coat on all the time and he was ready to venture into the wild outside…

I am always amazed at March in Russia. I have talked to Sveta that in America we like to consider March the “kite flying” month. It also has been the month that you can have your first cookouts and picnics…

Humm – I can’t even find a place to have a cookout the snow is so deep, but we could fly kites… 🙂


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