Miss S. has her first volleyball practice today after school. This means she will probably not get home until nearly 7:00 P.M. She has a big science paper due tomorrow, so I hope this all works out well for her today.
We do most of our shopping at the Shin Wa Chain Store (not fresh stuff, just packaged stuff), apparently they have a discount card that can really save you money if you have one. I need to find out how to get one of those.
Poor Mr. J. He had an ayi (maid/custodian) at school throw away his water bottle 5 minutes into double period P.E. (P.E. is always outside) and so he now has a mean headache.
We have found a way for Miss S. to have affordable "cold cereal"! Yea! The store sells these sweetened puffed rice, and puffed wheat & barley bars which she can break up into a bowl and pour milk on for breakfast in the morning. That plus some fresh fruit will give her a happy start to her day. Peanut butter and jam sandwiches were getting a little old to her.
Dinner tonight: potstickers, manto (steamed rolls), and vegetable stir fry.
Hi Heather, you do not really know me – I found your blog through your link on the missionary moms email (my son is in the MTC about to head to Bulgaria) – I find your whole journey fascinating and exciting! Anyway, I just read "The Good Earth" by Pearl Buck – I don’t know if you’ve read it before but I would recommend it. She wrote it after living in China for quite some time (in fact, I believe she was raised there for a while as youth) – I found it provided some interesting insights into the Chinese peasants way of thinking. Plus it’s a really great book. Just a thought! Good luck on your adventure!