Two weeks ago, I found out that my best friend here in China would be moving away not in 8 weeks as planned, but in 5 days. Needless to say, those last 5 days together were quite frantic, trying to have a bit of fun while getting her (plus her two kiddos) packed up. We got to hang out everyday before saying goodbye, but I still feel like I'm in a bit of shock. Obviously, I knew I was going to have to say goodbye, but hadn't really gotten ready to do it yet ... so goodbye to my sweet China-friend, Natalie and her babies, Olivia & George.
On a different note, Shanghai has been lovely and warm the past couple weeks. Last year this was my favorite time in Shanghai -- warm enough not to be bundled all time, but not so warm that the mosquitos were swarming yet. I found myself really enjoying our small balcony and being able to have windows open. This year, things are a bit different around our house --
This hasn't stopped me from getting a few flowers though and in spite of the noise, dust and random men peering at me, I love my tiny garden.