Sylvia Fowles: Life in Russia

Life in Russia ...where should I begin?

Okay, for you guys out there who don't know where I play in my off season, I am in Vidnoe, Russia. That's about 30 to 40 minutes away from the city. Playing here is not so bad when you have Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, and Janel McCarville as teammates. They keep me going and I have to say, having them around makes things much better.

I really don't get out too much here. I may go out to eat from time to time with my teammates, but nothing major or juicy to tell you guys. I am more of a home body and I LOVE "me time". The main reason for me being a home body is because it is too cold here, and I don't like it one bit. I spend most of my days drawing, watching movies and talking to my mother through Skype.

My mother will be coming to visit me in a few weeks and she's bringing my dog. YAY!!! I'm super-excited to see them. I'm going to be super-happy when they're here. It seems like forever since I've seen them, and it's only been a month. When my mother gets here I will take her out, but she has to cook me meals. She is not on a vacation, and I have to get some good home-cooking in while I can.

Thanks for checking in. I can't wait to see you all when I get back in the States, and back in Chicago.

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