Sunday, September 22, 2013

September Showers Bring October Flowers—No, Snow...


Check out the brand-new "autumn" decorations at the mall. Huh??? Unfortunately, these umbrellas are 100% spot-on these past few weeks... And this coming one, too...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Waiting at Novodevichy Convent


Waiting for the wedding to start, this littlest guest had to nap on the grandmas...


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Maybe No Longer USSR, but Strange Rules Abound...!

On the coffee machine at school given to the teachers by parents: "Break (meaning not allowed to use it) from 8:30 a.m. (20 minutes before 1st period) until end of last class (almost 5 p.m.)". Uh, yeah. Because coffee is a drug we now can't even drink in the teachers' room with the door closed. Not even decaf. This is *not* a religious school... Weird moments in Russia...