Lot on my mind! and yes coffee also…

Tvorog…

Tvorog is most likely the most important food in Russia. It is better known as cottage cheese and this morning, I am eating a bowl full of this most wonderful substance…

For me a morning is not complete unless I eat cottage cheese and have a cup of coffee. Russian cottage cheese is very dry and I usually pour milk on it and or hot water. This morning I used hot steaming water, salt, pepper and stirred it well. What a meal…

I am eating it now as I write this and sipping a cup of coffee…

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I broke out the snowshoes yesterday; it snowed about one and a half feet. Needless to say, we are snowed in and will not be able to leave the village for about two months now. Well, we can get out on foot if necessary. But, not worth it and Boza and I have lots of food to eat. We are prepared…

I am cooking chicken breasts this morning and Boza is guarding the hot plate as it simmers the chicken. I will cook it about three to four hours at a low temperature and Boza and I will have three days of delicious chicken to munch on…

Svetochka and I also found some precooked hamburger patties at the store. They were on sale and ran four patties for about a hundred rubles. That puts them at 25 rubles a patty and that equates to .40 cents each. They are huge patties and Boza and I ate a few the other day. They are good and make great sandwiches. As always they are spiced like a cutlet that Russians love so much, but I am accustomed to the flavor now, they taste just right… What kind of meat are they? Who knows? I just love them and they are good… Probably a little of this and a little of that. Who knows?

Lots of dill and other spices are mixed in them. I just love dill in the food now in Russia. It is all in what you get use to. Dill is easy to grow and considered an important vitamin source in Russia…

I have learned to accept that labels are not accurate and you smile and eat happily at what is cheap and actually very good, if you give it a chance. Russian food may be “Who Knows” but it is healthy and always tasty…

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Speaking of food!

Svetochka bought unsalted salo and today I will put some out for the chickadees. They need the salo to stay healthy, wealthy and wise…

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Last night was one of those bad nights and Boza had to go walk at midnight. It was hard on me, but we always make it. The snow was flying and drifting very deep and this morning it was impossible to tell where we had even been…

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I am taking Flemoсlav Solutab®

My ear infection is starting to clear up and I feel better with that aspect…

I want to thank several people for donations, these donations went to these pills that I am taking for the next few weeks. So thank you very much…

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I have to work on the upper well. Someone broke off the plug in the fill pipe and it is stuck fast inside. I have to cut the pipe off and reset the fill line back in place…. Always something…

Nina the Babushka living near the monastery church, has told Svetochka, “If I need medicine, she will walk to the buss stop three kilometers away and go to the Big Village to get it for me!”

That is what I mean about Russians, “They will do anything for you, if you need them to!”

An 80 year old babushka would go twenty kilometers to help me. Friends like that are what makes the world a better place…

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I have lots of thoughts on my mind, but actually they are too grouchy…

I will say one thing though… (It is getting out of hand and will come to you sooner than later!)

At Least 14 Malls Shut Down Across US on Monday Due to Large Planned Fights: MASSIVE PLANNED MALL FIGHTS Broke out across the US on Monday forcing many of the malls to evacuate shoppers and close their doors. December 26 is one of the busiest shopping days of the years with after Christmas specials. At least 14 malls were shut down in the US due to massive fights.

I will simply ask, “Why?” and then I will ask, “Why we accept this?”

Have a nice day…

WtR


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