Dreary and Cold: That is what Coffee, Blankets and Sweeties are made for…

img_20120211_1734511Sometimes it gets so cold that you can hear your breath tinkle as the vapor freezes instantly as you breath. Then when the wind is blowing and the snow is falling, you have one of those days that even the dog does not care to hang around outside very long…

Today is one of those days. It is snowing a very very fine powdery misty snow that is able to make its way into all cracks and crevices. You know that type of snow that sifts down the back of your neck through the tiny little airspace that you did not know was there. Then top it off with -20 C and you shiver just thinking about it…

Russia is the place that it stays cold so long that you learn not to wear gloves but mittens. Yes those unmanly things that keep all your fingers together in one space so as not to freeze them and allow them to break off like a icicle hanging from a roof edge. Mittens were what I wore as a little kid but believe you me, mittens are perfect in Russia…

I love the weather here and love Winter the most. Once again as in the past years, the snow is packed in a two foot layer of ice that is so hard it takes a bulldozer to crack it. Russians in Moscow do not get the pleasure of having snow and then it melts, that often and the start of the new year was exciting for people around here. The snow could be used to make snowmen and snow women. That is rare, but now it is business as normal. It snows everyday and the masses of people pack that layer onto the others. Till we have a glacier to walk on…

So on a day like today you have to have a big mug of coffee chicory, warm blankets and your special sweetie to snuggle with. That is what I am going to do and I am sure that Boza will join the group… 🙂

Have a good weekend…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!

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