Monday, August 16, 2010

Home (again)

Back from "Outside Lands," the penultimate music festival of the season for me. Some day soon I will catch up with blogging and reading the posts of my on-line friends. Not today though. Too much to do plus I'm feeling lazy. May go back to bed. Right now I am Arlene, the ambition-less one.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Teaser

This video of a group of women exercising was taken when Rachael and I were walking a few blocks from our hotel in Chengdu. It is not unusual to see groups of people publicly exercising in China. Outdoor exercise equipment, including a non-motorized version of my beloved elliptical cross trainer, can be found in many places, available for free to anyone who chooses to use it. The young woman who is making a silly face towards the end of this video is wonderful Rachael.

I will eventually get to starting my China blog. When I was taking a quick peek at my photos last night, I knew I wanted to share this one with you.

I will probably not get around to checking out the blogs of my on-line friends until at least next week.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Back From China

I returned home from China on Thursday. If I never understood jet lag before, I thoroughly understand it now. I have much catching up to do: putting stuff away, doing laundry, paying bills, etc. etc. etc.

Eventually I will return to writing this blog.

Eventually I will start another blog which will focus on my China trip. This will include photos, anecdotes, reflections, etc.

Eventually I will read the blogs of my on-line friends.

For now, I am fighting some doziness and am determined to put away all the stuff that has accompanied me home. I bought a duffel bag and a small wheeled suitcase for all the stuff that I did not need to buy. I have helped China's economy; my own, not so much.