Saturday, January 20, 2007


I haven't had much to write about lately, so shall I write about MUD? This winter has been the strangest we've seen in Russia. We haven't had snow on the ground since November. Usually I like Spring, but it needs the promise of coming beauty to get through the mud and mess. Now it seems like Spring has dragged out for two months, and it has not been fun! Not to mention that it's not the right time of year for this. We can hardly go out, because it's so messy. However, I just noticed our bulbs are starting to sprout. Maybe Spring really is coming? And Will did a spring cleanup today, which really helps. He got all the soggy trash picked up from around our building. Hurrah!

Now I hear that next week is supposed to be cold. I'm not sure how much I believe that, but I am worried about my flowers!

The youth are coming in a few minutes, so that's all for now.


BabaJulie said...

Hi, Phyllis! It's been the same here!! We actually have daffodils blooming!! But, we had freezing rain the other night, so I'm sure that ruined all the blooming things!! It has been strange weather here, as well! Love you all!

A day in the life... said...

phyllis - LOVE the pictures!! Raia looks so grown up.. :) you just gotta play pin the tail on the donkey for will's next b-day party!

we had 3 inches of snow down her in Texas and James looked and it was colder here than in Russia! how crazy is that?!?! miss you!

Phyllis said...

Oh, now it's cold here. . . with fresh snow and sunshine! My favorite kind of winter day!

BabaJulie said...

Are Susan and James in TX? Are they just there for a visit?

We know you are looking forward to Julie's arrival! We are praying for her to have a great trip and for you all to have a wonderful visit!

Lindy said...

When I read this we also didn't have snow but it was getting cold. Since Friday we've had 8 inches of snow and bitter cold. Our weather systems seem very similar. Today we were able to get out and sled and snowshoe around the woods. It was sunny but very cold.

Talitha said...

Hi, Phyllis!

Am responding to your post on my blog... Yes, I sure do remember you! I'm thrilled to hear about your time in Russia from Debi and from reading your blog. Thanks for your message. Keep in touch if you'd like!