why i've not been blogging

1. I finished grading about 120 final essays and research reports . . . I was at a total loss for words after that. :)

2. I had company last week.  One of my best friends from college came and spent three days with me . . . we talked, did a little shopping (I think we spent 3-4 hours in one book store and another 2 in a bakery supply store), we made apple crisp, pizzas, chocolate chip cookies and carrot cake, and we talked, talked, talked.  It was good to catch up with her.

3. I'm caught in the middle of a book I hate but can't stop.  Someone loaned it to me, it is based on a true story of our criminal justice system gone really wrong.  I hate it because I just don't want to believe it's true, but I can't stop because I keep hoping for a happy ending (which I know won't be there but I can't stop hoping either).

4. My camera died.  The shutter won't stop shaking--totally not a good thing for picture taking.  There have been more times than I could count with my two hands that I wanted to take a photo and couldn't in the past two weeks.  My purse feels so empty without it's constant companion. 

5. I'm trying to start digital scrapbooking.  Most recently, I helped my mom to make an invitation to my sister's baby shower.  I wanna get started with it, and I'm trying to discover what is "my style" before I start investing in kits and supplies.  Any suggestions from experienced digital scrapbookers are welcome.  I currently am leaning towards sites like Ali Edwards and the other Digital Designers, Heather Ann Designs, and Simply Yin.  And, I like what I'm learning over at Write. Click. Scrapbook.

6. I'm helping Lawrance to create a storytelling summer class . . . spending time looking for images to make flashcards with and creating worksheets.  Fun, but time consuming.

7. And, finally, there is so much I wanna blog but haven't had time to, I don't know where to start now that I have a bit more time.

I'll leave you with a photo that Lawrance took two weekends ago when we were in PingTong at a worship gathering of 17 different Taiwanese churches in the southern area of Taiwan.   Sarah took it from our flickr stream and "painted" it for us. :)


Gorgeous, right?

1 comment:

  1. Amanda,
    I was so thrilled to find your blog - I stole you off of Jimmie's. Before finding her, I was reading the blogs of two fulbright families across the straight from you in China. They have since left but had the most beautiful photos and stories, they traveled extensivly while there.
    I'm facinated because I lived in Taiwan for a few years and attended High School there. It was such a fantastic time of my life. I love that now, 30 years later (yes...I'm 45) You and your girlpack are out riding mopeds around safe, sound and carefree.
    I know being married has made life a little busier but I will reading up on you and see what other fun things are going on in your part of the world.
    p.s. Sorry about your camera !!


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