The girls are so excited that their Mimi -- my mom -- is coming to visit for a month. She arrives around 11 this morning. It was all I could do to get the girls to sleep last night since they were bouncing off the walls, and actually bouncing on the beds, singing, "Mimi's coming, Mimi's coming!"
We'll take the bus to the airport to meet her, and then take a cab back home since it might be hard to manage her bags on the bus. I know Mimi always packs light, but I gave her a shopping list of things to bring us so it won't be quite as light as usual this time.
Actually, our shopping list was pretty short, since we can find most everything we want here. She's bringing Shout or Spray & Wash -- cold-water washing doesn't do much for stain-removal. And the girls don't know it yet, but she's bringing microwave popcorn. And I'm excited that she's bringing me some English-language books! You can find books in English here, if you're not a picky reader (which I am). The International Bookstore near us has one book case of English books, and if you're eager to read the Unauthorized Biography of Tonya Harding, the Story of Bronze (yes, exactly what it sounds like), or anything by Judith Kranz, you'll be happy with the selection. Xinhua Bookstore has an impressive collection of classics, so if you want to re-read Ivanhoe or the Scarlet Letter, you're set. But there is little in the way of cheesy, modern, fun reading.
Anyway, we'll post when Mimi gets here, and let you know how her long trip went.