Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Okay, let me start with the sad part....

Last night, on my way home from work, I started crying. Just LOTS of silent tears running down my face.
Why? Because I realized it was almost Thanksgiving and I wasn't going to be with my family. I became super emotional about that. And now....I'm trying not to blubber all over myself again.

I'm lonely, but I'm thankful for the few friends I've made here. I'm very thankful for Jessica. She has pretty much saved my life over here. I'm thankful for Chris and Charlie too, but Jessica has a seriously special place in my thankful heart parts.
I'm still (AND ALWAYS WILL BE) thankful for cheese, my family, my friends, and dark chocolate.

I'm thankful for Skype and Gmail. (Side Note: I would be EVEN MORE thankful for gmail if you guys would USE IT and email me more.) I'm thankful for the English language, books, and Kindle, learning, music, forks, spoons, not having to eat chicken feet, laughter, Netflix, Tiffani Mills, sleep, George Clooney, Snickers, and SO MANY OTHER THINGS.....

I seriously could go on forever. There is so much to be thankful for......


Monday, November 19, 2012


So, the other day, Chris and I went for a walk outside the school. He needed to buy some face wash...and then we were going to grab something small for dinner.
Chris decides that he wants to eat something gross from inside a small convenience store.
Side Note: If you think gas station hot dogs are should see the "meat" items they sell at Chinese convenience stores.
Anyway, I waited for him outside because I didn't want to look at the "meat" and "vegetables" that have (basically) been soaking in soy sauce all day.
Well, just inside the store is one of those long/short freezers filled with various ice cream products. There is this woman waiting in line to pay, and her toddler wanders away from her to get up on his tippy-toes and look longingly into the freezer.
I watch him and realize that I've seen this before...many times. And then, I realize that toddlers and little kids are THE CUTEST when they get all excited about ice cream or candy. I mean, watching this little guy try SO HARD to get further up on his little toes....just so he could see all the treats.....SO CUTE!
So, I had a moment. I'm not sure what kind of moment it was, exactly. Maybe just a moment where I deeply appreciated the cuteness of innocence/childhood/tiny peeps.