Movie Night!

Gathers the shells AND holds your phone! The all-around perfect movie night companion!

Actually, #sunflower seeds are REALLY popular as a snack here in #China – my students always bring a ton to movie night 😜

Chinese Bookmark

Awwwww, my #student got me this beautiful bookmark for #Christmas. It looks like the Traditional Chinese cut-out #art – with #bamboo leaves and simple window pane style. Love it!

Christmas Balloons!

#Christmas is here with trees and Christmas Light #balloons !!!!

They make the ballooons by taping lights on the outside. They are so beautiful and awesome!!

Spicy Beef Soup!

Spicy Beef #soup with noodles, cabbage, peppers. and other veggies. 🍴

Creepy cat!

I can’t decide if this guy is #Awesome or McCreepy . . . . The head is HUGE and those eyes. . . . staring.  Waiting to pounce.  Waiting to KILL!  Imagine that massive stare at night, in the dark!

The Jelly Mystery

The #German Metro #market has every jelly known to man (plum, prune, marmelade, strawberry, apple, blackberry, raspberry. . . . )  All of them EXCEPT Grape! The one I like.  The one that is EVERYWHERE in America but the #Chinese have never heard of.  I miss grape jelly! PBJ is not the same without it. 😭  Met a guy from the #Netherlands the other day, he had never heard of grape jelly either.  What is wrong with the world! 😱 Grape jelly is a staple! A foundational part of biscuits and #breakfast! 

Toad Bellies!

Strange #salad at the steakhouse the other night 😜 Back in #America when I was a kid, we use to blow in the leaves and make ‘#toad bellies’. 😂   Had no idea you could #Eat them!!!