Tuesday, December 18, 2007


deep down
i really love that
our dental care
supplies all

Saturday, December 15, 2007


when we left the party
across the street,
there were only a few
straggler skaters
still out on the pond.
it's no commercial affair,
it's bring your own skates.
years ago, alex's gym class
would play hockey here.
now it's one of the
hottest real estate spots
in the city.
how the years change things. . .

Friday, December 14, 2007


now what magazine
would you have to buy in the states
in order to find
the following
gift idea
price categories:
>2000 Euro
"gifts for any budget"
that's russia's
marie claire.
welcome to my world. . .

Thursday, December 13, 2007


if you've never
sung with an
before, it really should
go on your
goal list.
it's one of those things
you just gotta

the feeling is
like no other.

of course milla
thought the
same thing
about the concert.

as soon as she
caught sight of me,
she was in hysterics
and had to be carried
out screaming. . .

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


any time milla sees
one of stalin's
7 sisters
i hear from the backseat:
"mom! temple!"
and then of course the
correlating verse. . .
"i love to see the temple,
i'm going there someday. . ."

stalin would be proud.

Monday, December 10, 2007

thought du jour

don't be afraid
to be

Friday, December 7, 2007

presenting. . .

the tree.
meet mr. birdy. . .
the klimtesque eggs. . .
(also an artist purchase)
the party dress
(another i couldn't
live without)

and the
3D glitter stars.

and some other stuff.
and all, just out of
avi's reach.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


ahh, the moscow metro.
of the old new york days.

very slightly.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


when i first saw these

poor souls

late that night,

i thought that dirty

towing brigade

is at it again,
making people miserable.
then i realized
they were just
keeping things tidy.

picking cars up,
clearing away the snow
and putting them back again.
how nice.

Monday, December 3, 2007

new life

and we
the end of the
sputnik era
bon 2
by Philip Starck

and slide
right into the next
career move with
hardly a second
catch our breath.

here's to high hopes. . .

Thursday, November 29, 2007

просто так

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

treat du jour

remember this gem
of an after-school snack
from back in
the day?
some things i'll
never outgrow.
(i had to leave this font the way
it turned out just to show you how
much blogger drives me batty.
what the heck is that???)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

good day

that day was a
good day.
the day we got to
meet for dinner.

it pretty much
made up
for the last time we tried,
when he was called back to
that place he goes
everyday, the
very moment
we sat down.
p.s. 3 days and counting. . .

Monday, November 26, 2007

funny du jour

i can't help but find it
that the signs in the elevators
include a very important
при входе в кабину лифта,
убедитесь, что она
находится перед вами.
(upon entering the elevator,
be certain it is in front of you)

Friday, November 23, 2007

post t-day

while the bulk of america
we were over here
busying ourselves with
post thanksgiving day
1. bundling up and
swinging on the swings.
2. opening the new discs we ordered.
johnny mathis
a baroque christmas
3. putting out a few more of the
(the first two purchased
from the artists. aren't
they beauties?)

all we lacked was throwing
together that
cranberry bread.
(my pint of cranberries cost $7.
that will have to be tomorrow's
seasonal activity. . .

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


quite a lot of moons ago,
i used to wear shoes
like this.
with steel toes.
and i thought it was
so funny
that they made me
take them off
in the airport and send
them through the x-ray machine.
but that joke is old now.
if only we could go back
to those days. . .

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

trance time

now these little sweetpeas
are only allowed to watch
no more than 2 hours
of video a week.
but let's be honest,
i really kind of
enjoy that time. . .

Monday, November 19, 2007

up & away

this is what
i see
when i look up
at choir practice.

Friday, November 16, 2007


the goose is getting fat!
for the first
time in my life i am purchasing
christmas decorations.
(don't read into that)
found this number yesterday
and couldn't not
have it.
the festive mood
is simmering!
(more to come. . .)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

little humans

this is
babushka lolya.
we love her.
she has been homebound
for several months now,
and i daresay
her weekly highlight
is the visit from her 2

her favorite thing
to say to them is:
ты уже совсем становишься
похожа на маленькoго
you are becoming
more and more
just like a
little human being!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


these are what you
might find
laying around my house.
dabbled in
whenever time
gives me the go-ahead.

which is, of course,
not as often
as the old days.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


while you were

i was busy
what feels like some of
the final moments
of your

Monday, November 12, 2007


i love that there is a pigeon
on every letter
of the metro sign.
except m.
maybe they're still
waiting for the
m pigeon
to take his post.

Friday, November 9, 2007

O to be 3. . .

a day in the life of milla
trying on avi's pants
(i mean, they did used
to be hers once!)

falling asleep at lunch

Text Color
playing with mom's
hat & gloves

stashing things in
random places.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

the festivities

the guest of honor

the grandmothers

the grandfather.

the chrysanthemums

the aunt dasha

the help from sister.

the gifts.

the eating of the cake