As my Christmas gift to all of you, I will write a short but sweet blog post. I know it’s been a while since I blogged. It seems that life in Kunming has been keeping me pretty busy. I wrapped up my classes last week, which was bittersweet because I will have different students and different courses next semester.
I celebrated Christmas Eve with a party at Arleigh, Dan and Tumi’s house, complete with a crazy White Elephant gift exchange. I ended up with a jump rope (that counts your jumps!) and cat treats… interesting combo! For Christmas Day, I also went over to my friend Matt, Aly and Peter’s apartment where we had a Christmas brunch including banana pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast (with really nice bread– hard to come by in China), fresh fruit and pumpkin pie (for good measure). I also fashioned a cup of mocha peppermint coffee by mixing some Swiss Miss and crushed candy cane into a cuppa joe. It was delicious and made the day seem a little more festive. We had a Secret Santa and I ended up with a giftcard to H&M, which I will have no trouble using! (Thanks, Arleigh!)
I still have piles of grading to get through, as well as exams to administer on January 5 and 6. After that I’m looking forward to a quick visit from Margaret (my roommate in Dalian) and then some sunny vacation time in Bangkok with family.