The other gift I think is great

Also came from Anna at work. I had mentioned that I wanted one of those old school Soviet fur hats with ear flaps. Apparently, they are quite the fashion in Odessa these days.

Main portion of the hat is leather with silver fox fur trim. The ear flaps can be snapped back or tied back in different positions. While it rarely gets quite cold enough for this here and it’s ummm, a bit of a statement, I will wear it whenever possible. Even this morning at 6:00 a.m., still in my pajamas, I donned this hat to take friends to the airport. Whenever. Possible.