Wall hangings, lamps, and waste baskets
On a Monday night in Beijing after twenty-four of the last thirty hours spent in bed I intend to get out and walk around. My diet of vegetables, tofu, and the occasional tiny portion of meat was interrupted Sunday. Around the lunch hour I dined on lobster, sushi, and lots of other fancy food items at the best buffet lunch I have ever had the pleasure of attending. I will go back. Next time the portions will be smaller. Wow! My body yelled, screamed, and kicked me something fierce.
The weekend activities kept me out of trouble. Friday night included dancing at Xiu bar til after 2am with friends following a lovely dinner of grilled meats and dumplings. Saturday’s hike was skipped in favor of watching Iron Man II and a trip to a local Wal-Mart. Next time I’ll choose the hike.
My bike gets a workout every day. My comfort zone expands daily with longer journeys away from my residence. Sunday, immediately after the lovely brunch I purchased city maps to hang on my apartment walls. This week I intend to get two extra waste baskets, a clock, and two lamps for better lighting. This place feels a little more like home every single day. My second mandarin lesson occurs tomorrow morning. Work projects systematically get worked through daily. Hiccups always happen but life would be boring without them.