Sunday, February 21, 2010


Just when I started having hope that perhaps winter was on it's way out, we were hit with another wave of fairly unbearable weather. Today as I was walking from the metro to church, the icy wind was blowing snow into my face and it a lot. My fingers were numb and my toes were burning and I just kept thinking to myself, "man...this really sucks."

In an effort to take my mind off of the self-inflicted misery I now find myself in, I made a list of all of the things I love/hate about winter in Russia. It goes a little something like this:

I hate:
1. Painful hands and feet
2. Wind that burns
3. Wind that blows snow into your face that then burns AND stings
4. Red faces
5. Taking ten minutes just to get dressed to go outside
6. The threat of Death By Icicle
7. Slippage
8. Snot freezing in your nose
9. Darkness
10. Arctic temperatures
11. Lethargy
12. Muddy slush (ew.)
13. Hat hair
14. Incredibly pale skin
15. Did I mention the painful hands and feet? Because that's a big one.

Things I love:
1. Scarves and mittens
2. Hot drinks
3. Watching other people slip on the ice (I secretly find a lot of enjoyment in this)
4. ...?....?.....


Megs said...

i love bundling up for cold weather but the fact that it takes so long and then you have to "unwrap" when you've arrived where you're going... ugh. i miss you! said...

I feel you... Its been above freezing this week and snow has turned into slush and wet. Which isn't really fun but its bearable when you think it means the end of snow. But then we heard on the radio yesterday that its supposed to be colder in March than it was this month. Boo.