October, 2022

8 months since the beginning of the war

The war has been going on for more than 8 months. It does not let me enjoy life, the weather,  the sun.

By the way, snow has fallen in Tomsk. It will most likely melt. But in a week it will fall again and for the whole winter at that time.

I try to occupy my brain with something pleasant… projects in the library, projects at home, socializing with friends, hobbies. This helps for a short period, but the anxiety does not let go. Daniel said to plan the next vacation, but I can’t get into the planning mode. 

I continue to watch YouTube (on various topics) and read telegram channels. And of course I learn Tomsk news from riatomsk.ru. By the way, there is an English version of the site. But it seems to have less information in it.

At the beginning of the war, someone came up with the expression that Putin cured everyone of COVID.

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Still October Tomsk news, briefly.

“Mondays are the start of the work week which offers new beginnings 52 times a year!”

David Dweck

Not everywhere and for everyone, and not always.

In Russia, the days from October 30 to November 7 were declared non-working in order to prevent the deterioration of the situation with COVID-19. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that these days should be paid by employers in full. But we will see. 

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October 17, 2021

It’s  October 17 already. OMG, time flies!

Very soon, on October 20, it will be 8 years since I flew across the Atlantic Ocean.

“After a certain age, you can pretty much do whatever takes you fancy. No one tells you off except for  your doctors and children” –  quote from The Thursday murder club (by Richard Osman) .

Of course, I’ve not reached that age yet. Instead I chose the right husband. The husband who has supported me for 8 years in doing “whatever”.  

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