Living in Russia and coffee thoughts…

Coffeecup-wtrAs an expat living in Russia, I have no regrets leaving the USA. I do not reflect on the economic failures of yesterday, nor the guilt, but look forward to today and tomorrow. For me the decision was easy. Why live at the lower end of the economic scale in the US when I can live at the upper level here or almost anywhere else in the world. But the real difference is people in Russia seem to have a greater sense of happiness and have positive attitudes towards the future.

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Yesterday I went to the dentist. It was time to clean my teeth, for it had been almost two years since I went to see a dentist. My teeth are good and now very clean, for the lady who did it was very thorough and caring. (Medical care in Russia has always been excellent for me! I feel cared for!)

It is always interesting when I as an American go to dental and doctor services in Russia. For I go where Russians go and not to the special American clinic downtown Moscow. Why would I go and get inferior service at the American clinic?

But all the staff always come and peek at me. They are intrinsically as Russians to be curious. Russians are intelligent and curiosity goes along with intelligence.

Therefore, I was on show and tell for an hour or so yesterday. Gotta love it and Russian women are so interesting as they use newspapers, magazines, file folders and such, to walk by and peek at me. They covered their faces and would look around or over the top of their folder to see me. For a Russian is never blatantly obvious about what they do, for that would be plain rude.

Russian women are cute in that way…

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I break things; I break everything, but Boza and Sveta. I try hard not to break them, but everything else is fair game with my excessive strength and huge hands. Many times though, I break things and just do not know how I did it or why it happened. Sometimes it is obvious, at how I did it. Yesterday, I broke another tablet computer. I dropped it and it went, “Ouch Fool!”

I break things…

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The car broke; the ignition coil went out, the engine backfired through the carburetor and blew out the power valve. Thus in the next few days, after all the parts get here, I will repair the Volga. (And it is darn cold!)

See; I break things…

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It is snowing and snowing. I hope I do not get snowed in here in Moscow!!!!

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I have all the ingredients for our Thanksgiving meal. Last night we bought turkey thigh meat (our favorite,) bread crumbs for dressing and ginger cookies for the pumpkin pie crust. Yummy yummy yummy… and oh yes, I will make a cucumber and tomato salad for eating healthy. 😉

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It became obvious to me that the US government is at war with her own people; it is just that the people are either too scared or too dumb to care…

I realize that I will never step foot back in the US again. Thus, I am working on making sure I do not have to. For why would anyone want to deliberately walk into rules, regulations, obedience, fear, chaos and turmoil?

Peace and quiet is what the world needs and that is something you will find very little of in the west…

Have a nice day…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, who has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home (&) Honestly, I have no idea how much to ask for, but is a gift of even $1 something you'd be able to consider, to help keep Windows to Russia online in a Tiny Russian Village?