We woke up in Ohio and stopped in Indiana and Illinois on our way to Missouri. I don’t know what those things are, but I peed on them.
I’m sure one day when Trixie is tired of sun and I’m tired of fresh air and Andy is tired of tacos we will miss home. 🙂 But we haven’t felt at home anywhere for quite some time, so I’m not sure how that will feel.
The idea of home is rather foreign when most of your belongings are packed up in one state two time zones away…
Goodbye Suzhou, Jiangsu, And Jinji and Dushu Lakes. Adios to every single one of my Chinese language mistakes. Goodbye to using tissues as napkins; Goodbye to no napkins at all. Goodbye to taking my own toilet paper to the bathroom stall. Goodbye, freezing at my desk; Good riddance, short-people sinks. Goodbye insufficient heating and tap… Continue reading A Farewell to Fapiaos
Silent night–I roll over and wake up. It’s too quiet in the apartment. The white noise is gone. Something is wrong. Wholly night–there should be a red indicator light on the heater, but it’s off. Too dark. Something is wrong. All is calm–go back to sleep, brain. Everything is fine. All is bright–a ha! That’s… Continue reading Silent night
The time leading up to our departure came very slowly and then all at once. Two weeks ago I stayed inside all day on a Saturday because of the bad air, complaining of nothing to do. Now that it’s less than a week till we fly home, I can’t make enough lunch and coffee dates… Continue reading Between breaths
It’s a busy time of year no matter which way you slice it: the holidays, the end of the semester, the end of the calendar year… But we’re extra busy planning for our departure from China. That’s right–if you didn’t know already, we’re moving back to the U.S.! In the first few months of 2018,… Continue reading Things we’re looking forward to