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 Halloween pictures that they colored for me to hang up around the house.
Karen sent me spider rings that I am giving out as prizes this week in my classes for any kids who participate in the costume contest. I’m also going to use the candy corn and pumpkins to decorate baked goods to take to my friend Tammy’s Halloween Party on Friday. I’m really excited about the possibility of cooking all the holiday baked goods.
I’ve started decorating the apartment with a few things here and there to get in the Halloween spirit. I decided not to carve a pumpkin this year, although I could get some variety of gourd or pumpkin at the vegetable market. They are just not the same as back home, and I don’t really have a place to put it.
Oh, also my electric has been out the past two days. Apparently someone dug up an electric line on Sunday morning and it’s going to take three days to fix. I spent the night yesterday with Jim and Kaila so I can get a hot shower this morning. I didn’t bring a lot of household goods with me to China so I’ve got to go out shopping today and find a flashlight and some candles. I probably should get those anyway just in case the power goes out again.
Can you imagine anything creepier than the electricity going out on the week of Halloween? How ironic.
Also this weekend Katie, Amy and Kaila and I went to the market on Huquan Street. It was so much fun walking around the booths looking at everything. We got chased out of one of the stores where the lady told us in no uncertain terms that we were too big to fit the clothes. Nothing like being told you are not “China Sized”. I found a set of sheets for my spare bed. I’m pretty excited that I can have company stay over now and actually have sheets for the bed. I got cutsy ones with moneys and rainbows on them. The lady at the market kept pointing me to a set with roses on them which apparently she thought were more appropriate for my age, but I mean, why should I have to buy grown up sheets anyway?
I don’t really know how to end today’s post, so I will leave you with a picture of an alligator slipper. You put your foot in the alligator’s mouth to wear the shoe. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever?