Sunday, August 26, 2007

A few of the things that make me happy to be home

Mimi & Grandpa – automatic ice makers – salad – even my crappy minivan – HalfPrice Books – Blue Mesa with friends – “What Not to Wear” – brushing teeth without thinking – Dr. Pepper – air conditioning – Frito Chili Pie – knowing where I’m going most of the time – my own bed – a really good cheeseburger – finding clothing my size in stores – fast internet – memories and mementos of China – my office – the ease of language – my new rice cooker – “The Colbert Report” & “The Daily Show”– bacon, egg & cheese biscuits from McD’s – hot water from all my faucets – my oven – Tex-Mex – NPR – Tuesday Morning – Nordstrom’s Rack – Prairie Home Companion – having a couch again! – having more than 3 pairs of shoes to choose from – the dishwasher – Ben & Jerry’s – Purple Cow Diner – cereal with cold milk – Hong Kong Market – IKEA – National Cowgirl Hall of Fame – crème brulee at Michael’s Restaurant – Target – enrolling the kids for ballet again – friends, friends, friends!

11 comments:

Wendy said...

Pleasure in the small things...ah, to be home.

Anonymous said...

I notice the rice cooker is one of the good things. The blending of new tools, techniques or ideas with old makes for a rich life. 'Tis a good thing to count the blessings occassionally.

Whitaker

Zartman said...

Is this blog finished or are you just busy with classes starting back up? If there is no more blog because you're back in cowtown, well that makes me sad.

PS- I hope you're avoiding the local Wal*Mart(s).

Chinazhoumom said...

Hi me again - trying to plan a trip to China in 2008 - looking for interesting places - if you get time - could you email me the name of the places you visited when you your tour of the Li river etc - I like the short cruise - no overnight on the water - love the mountains etc - what worked what did not ( I will be traveling with a 3 yr old) - you can reach me at
chinazhoumom@comcast.net
thanks so very much!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a list of the things
you'll miss about living in China?
Mary

Wendy said...

Does anyone know if Malinda is okay??? I am just worried as she has not answered any emails I sent and there was no real goodbye here.

Malinda if you are around, please just drop a line!

Chinazhoumom said...

I just saw a post on teh single adopt page that Malinda had to have brain surgery - OMG - I pray that she is ok and recovering - my prayers are with her a the girls!
Hugs fm us!
c & k

Wendy said...

OMG! I had no idea. Malinda, our thoughts are with you and your family. My Grandmother and Aunt just went through brain surgery and I know it is very painful, I so hope you have been spared much of that pain.
Get well soon!

Best to you.

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Christine said...

Hello!
Your mom wrote a comment on my blog and I don't know how to reach her. Could you tell her that I answered her on my blog? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to Malinda? Is she OK? If yes, is there another blog? I learned so much about Xiamen and China in general through this blog.....I check back frequently to see if there are any updates....

I saw awhile ago that someone posted that she had brain surgery. Is she OK? The girls?
Thank you