Monday, December 15, 2008

Playing Catch Up!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I have been a little busy doing Christmas shopping and watching all sorts of good movies and trying to spend as much time with Hubby as possible, having dinner with friends and even,on one occasion, having a little too much of the local brew. We have been playing ping pong, and I must say I am enjoying the hell out of that! Talk about fun! It's amazing as we grow older the things that we forget that was so enjoyable when we were younger.

My Christmas shopping is done and now I just have to be able to pack it all in the suitcase! I must say that I am looking forward to getting home to see friends and celebrate Christmas in the traditional way. Also, and you all may think I'm crazy here, I am looking forward to COLD!! It's just not Christmas to me when it's 70 or 80 degrees F outside. I know a lot of people live in the warmer climates and do just fine with it, but I guess I'm just accustomed to the cold Christmas and I miss it. A little bit of snow would be nice as well but I realize that we can't have everything!!

I have discovered a love of the fresh Mandarin Orange as they are in season here and have just about eaten my weight in them. This is the fruit basket we get in the room once a week, not to mention all the fruit you can eat in the mornings on the breakfast buffet.

The two bags of Mandarins go first let me tell you!!

These are two of our friends, Linda and Neo. Yes that is Tsingtao Beer, my new favorite!

And after a few Tsingtaos we decided to entertain everyone at the shopping center. Here we are standing at the big Christmas Tree. Don't let the coats fool you. It is at least 68 degrees F. The street sweeper will have plenty to talk about for a month telling everyone about the crazy American Girl who was dancing in the parking lot!

I'll be home Friday night if the weather allows and all will be good!

Hope to see you all as soon as I can!


Dana said...

Great to see you post again! It looks like you're having so much fun and I'm delighted for you.

Mmmm...fresh mandarin oranges do sound excellent! What's the white fruit in the basket (it looks like an onion)? LOL

Have a safe flight and a wonderful Christmas!

Dianne said...

Safe flight and Wonderful Holiday wishes to you and your family!

Diana said...

Home? As in VA? Have a very Merry Christmas! I'm sure lots of family are waiting patiently to see you again!

Nikki said...

I hope by the time you read this you're all safe at home! :)