Gearing up for Halloween

I got another care package!!!!  I want to say thank you so much to my cousin Karen and Scott Davis.  They sent me the most amazing Halloween treats.  Just look at it, there are multicolored sprinkles and sugar cookie mix and molds to make little pumpkins and other Awesome things!  The kids all sent me…

To China, With Love.

How much Love can you fit in a Priority Mail box?  The answer is a lot.  I got my first mail today from the Cedar Springs Church of Christ.  The anticipation was more than I could bear, so I opened the box over my lunch break today.  First I smiled at the stationary and some…

All in a Day’s Work

Well I must say that I am feeling a whole lot better about living in China.  I have been in a mood the past couple days, but I’m finally getting back into the grove of everything.  I feel like my vocabulary of Chinese words is getting better, as in it has expanded to about twenty…

Getting Adjusted

Okay, this is too funny so I just had to share.  Tonight I am looking on several travel websites, and was checking out the prices for tours of places like Thailand or the Philippians because I would like to travel for Spring Holiday.  So I’m on one of the websites and the prices seemed soooo…

Who is My Neighbor

In the book of Luke, the Good Teacher tells a story with a message about a man who was attacked by robbers and left for dead.  Two righteous men by the standards of the day passed by the man, on the other side of the road, ignoring his circumstances.  It was not until a man…

Caffeine and Karaoke

Friday was my first KTV experience.  In China there are karaoke places that have small individual rooms where you and your friends can go to sit a spell and sing karaoke without having to sing in front of strangers.   Singing is not my forte but I tried to belt words and notes that were…

You Are Not Alone

This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week and in honor of the 1 in 5 Americans that suffer with a diagnosable mental illness I would just like to say “You are not alone”.  Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder and today I am proud to say I am a survivor.   …

One Fish, Two Fish

Today I got a fish pedicure.  It was awesome.  I don’t really know what to say about the experience, you just had to be there.  It’s the weirdest feeling in the whole world, but this has probably been one of my best days so far in China.  There is something about having a hundred small…

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

I’ve heard all my life that you are to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  This morning Mary and Edwin invited me and a couple other friends over for coffee and cinnamon rolls.  After breakfast the girls and I decided to go shopping in a district known as Crazy Street….