Monday, November 7, 2016
First Snow of the Year
Last Saturday (October 29) was our first snow of the year. I love snow, but I wasn't prepared for it coming so soon. I remember we got our first snowed in the middle of October last year, but I don't remember when the first BIG snow came. Since Saturday, it's snowed every day! I have a love/relationship with it. I love it because this time of year is my favorite, and it's really putting me in the Christmas mood! On the other hand I don't miss walking over uneven surfaces and risking a slip on ice because they don't remove it from the sidewalk.
Saturday night my friends also invited me over for dinner. I love Russian gatherings because there is always so much food that, by the end of the night, you feel like you want to explode. We had two different Russian salads, and then chicken with melted cheese and pasta. I also ate grapes even though I couldn't bear to put anything more in my stomach. The night finished with tea and dessert. Throughout the night we also watched crazy Russian tv shows, admired Aigul's cat, and played several rounds of Mafia. Russians love playing Mafia!
Whenever you are invited over someone's house you are expected to bring something to share. This is something that's hard for me to remember. I'm used to asking people if I can bring anything to their house, which is what I always did in the USA. It doesn't have to be a meal, but usually people bring wine or cookies.
My friends are also fans of taking selfies, which is another thing I still haven't gotten used to in Russia. I HATE selfies.
What's the weather like where you are?