How exciting that Mother Nature has forced me to stay home today! Everything is so quiet and peaceful outside right now. If only my apartment building would turn on the heat. My sweet little niece, Anneka (pictured above), lives in Siberia with my sister and her husband. Apparently, it is very very cold in Siberia and they haven't even invented things like electric blankets or hot water heaters yet. Jami & Leif (sister & husband), are the most tolerant people I have ever met in my life. They could be camping in Alaska while wearing bikinis all the while talking about how grand life is.