The first blossoms are always so exciting!

Spring is finally here!

This week the Spring weather suddenly came upon us here in Beijing. The daytime temperatures soared to 13, 15, 20 degrees! It’s finally warmer outside than inside! And the overnight temps are almost always above zero. It’s very exciting. My puffy coats are back in storage til next winter, which is a very lovely thing.…

Snow in March!

I woke this morning to find a layer of wet, white snow on everything. Last night’s rain turned to snow around 11pm as the temperature dropped. Gotta love snow after a week of warm weather (warm meaning tops of 12 or so several days in a row). The drive to church was so pretty! The…

And I thought I was busy before….

Recently I alluded to an upcoming change in my normal schedule. Now let me explain. I’ve talked about IAB before – the Christian international school in Beijing. I also mentioned that there have been some problems at the school this year, including the loss of some excellent teachers and a lot of students. For the…

Another “typical” week

I wasn’t going to do another what-I-did-this-week email so soon but, given recent developments, my schedule may be less typical for the rest of the semester. Last week was a short week because of Chinese New Year. Normal “work” included 2 singing lessons (with girls from youth group), 2 youth groups (a record of 50…