This blog started as a week-by-week look at our lives in 2010 (hence the address) in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Now, with the closing of my other blog, from-russia, I've decided to extend this blog to cover 2011 as well (despite the address--which really bugs me now that it's inaccurate).

Sunday, March 28, 2010

week twelve

This is the only photo (!!) from this week. Our friend, "Kakleen" came over after dinner one night to have me put some peroxide in her ears. (Yes, our lives here are really that exciting.) Lexi immediately climbed up on the couch to help and observe.

When Kat asked what she saw in there, Lexi replied immediately, "Boogers." sending Kat and I into hysterics that lasted for days. Yeah, location humor. You had to be there.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

week eleven

The reaction we have to men on the roof shoveling snow and knocking down icicles is now on par with the reaction we have to fireworks. What used to get an excited rushing-to-the-window is now met with anything from utter complacency to mild irritation. (Fireworks tend to get mild to more-than-moderate irritation. If you're out under the shovelers, then the irritation factor is upped for that, too.)

At least it was sunny.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

week ten

When I stumble across little scenes like this, it just makes my heart happy.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

week nine

This is what I call "meat jello"--three different kinds. It's a delicacy here...and no one back home believes me. No, I've never eaten it.

The photo isn't great because I got shooed away after taking it (and pretending to delete it--I learned my lesson the very hard way about deleting forbidden photographs. I would give a lot to have back a photo I deleted at the orphanage of Lexi playing with her friend.). Why people are so paranoid about GROCERY STORES being photographed, I don't know. But most have signs up prohibiting photography. I didn't see a sign here, but the ban is in effect.