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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A couple of pictures




Miracle, my sister has internet! Another one - it is relatively warm, and today was the first day the snow fell. Although the cold front moves in by Thursday. The public transportation is crazy as usual, mom and dad are getting old, and I surely did loose much of ability to adjust to and to be content with a lot of things here. I feel alienated...it's a good trip for no more than once a year. Even famous Russian Circus got pretty lazy with their show. I tried to run a couple of times, but today twisted my ankle on an icy road, and decided I better be safe than put 5 stupid miles in. I also wish I can eat food I am used to...God, I am so American now, I am not sure to be happy or annoyed about myself now!
Is it Christmas yet? Because I lost count of days here:) Did you see what's going on in Portland?

Crazy weather, just insane. I need sleep, sleep deprivation due to time shift is harder with each year...OK, lets go and drink more tea to that!

12 comments:

  1. Olga, I hope you have a great holiday. Get some sleep !

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  2. Rest up, enjoy your family and have a great vacation!

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  3. I think you're annoyed by being Americanized, as I think you should be. I'm all American and I get annoyed with it.

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  4. Merry Christmas, Olga.

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  5. Haha wow you are so American now! Including the whining:) Yeah weather is crazy in the Pacific Northwest, affecting flights here. Had a friend who visits Portland every Christmas, don't think he made it. Did you just say drink more tea to that? I thought it was the harder stuff. Sleep, eat, have fun. We'll all be here when you get back, no one is going anywhere.

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  6. Merry Christmas, Olga!!

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  7. Merry christmas and happy new year.
    gr. Natalie

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  8. Have a great time and enjoy! We got slammed with snow...just wierd.

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  9. how great to see photos of your family:)

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  10. Just stopping by to wish you the best for 2009.

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