Before I report on our STAYCATION, a few notes:
*Thank you so very much for your encouraging cards/notes and emails regarding my “saying goodbye” post. Thanks for letting me be open, candid and honest with you. The community it creates is amazing to me. My very favorite part about blogging, by far.
*In regards to the “organic” post….LOVE IT! Thanks for all of your suggestions, opinions and thoughts. I have been able to have great conversations with several people I admire on this topic and they are teaching me, informing me and educating me. The idea of living a “cleaner” life (in regards to food, home and material goods) is easier and more fun than I thought. I have already made a trip to the market to reevaluate the way we buy and look for alternatives. I look forward to learning more.
On to BEIJING!
(and yes, I know that some things I used/bought are decidedly Japanese, but I didn’t have an unlimited budget, so, it is what it is….) I wish I could show you everything, but here is a snapshot.
*I almost always incorporate trivia into an event. There is always more to learn….
*Fun treats for the day.
*We watched kung-fu and Chinese subtitled movies all day.
*Authentic fans, chopsticks and what-not’s from China.
*Homemade beef and veggie stir-fry and chicken potstickers for lunch! YUM!
*Miss K used chopsticks all day.
*Dinner with our friends, the LeMonniers at a local Chinese restaurant. The waiter was rude, the dessert was bizarre and there was a floating glove in the fish and lobster tank. My type of place!
A STAYCATION TRADITION IN THE MAKING:
Sean and I have decided to have a MONOPOLY Tournament this week. Yep. That’s right. We have already played a game today (where Sean handsomely kicked my behind) and we will play eight games in total (one tie-breaker if needed). We will report each day, but I was TICKED and will exact my revenge tonight in game #2!!!
And a little fabulosity coming your way:
For every comment you leave from now until Friday, I will put your name in a hat to win a most ridiculous box of goodness. Packaged by yours truly. With tons of delights, trinkets and assorted goodies, relating to our STAYCATION. Modern and vintage. Edible and useable.
Trust me. You will want it.