Monday, April 21, 2014

April Showers and other Stuff

21.4.14
Kristen says...

Happy Easter!

Have I mentioned yet that the weather here is weird? (Oh maybe once or twice...)

Last night (this morning?) I woke up to the sound of torrential rain. This morning it was foggy and dreary. And now, at 5 pm, the sun is shining so brightly through our windows that I'm squinting writing this...crazy!

So we're settling in nicely to the new house...Pip is particularly enjoying deciding where his favorite places are. So far the clear winners are the backyard, the window ledge overlooking the bay,

and for some reason, the corner landing on the stairs...





What a silly dog! :)

So far we have had two (somewhat chilly) barbeques. Chris is definitely getting the hang of this Russian charcoal grilling:


We have also picked up a habit we seemingly left behind in Honduras...we have started practicing yoga again! The Indian Consulate offered free classes a few weeks ago and we decided, why not, it's free yoga. This time around we're practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, and boy is it kicking our butts! :) Oh well, we're burning off all the calories from the BBQs! :)

I also had the pleasure of presenting to a group of local college students a few weeks ago. They asked me to talk about American culture...I decided to narrow that amazingly broad topic down to US cuisine, and had a fun time presenting (and introducing examples of) the topic.  Amazingly few Russians took me up on my offer of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! :)

Other than that...it hasn't been terribly exciting for us. Mostly we're just settling in and going about our lives as usual. The weird weather has been overall very nice (50s to 60s most days) and we've been able to get out and wander the city a bit more without getting frostbite.
 We even saw some (very crazy) people swimming in the bay the evening we took these pictures!
KF

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