You Make Me Happy, When Skies are Gray

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

A blog I follow written by Joyce’s “Edwards” daughter. She and her husband are currently in Chengdu China. Michelle writes one of my favorite blogs about her adventures and daily life as the wife of a foreign service diplomat. She also works coordinating finding schools, helping out new arrivals to get their bearings. planning parties, outings, the real stuff that makes a place work. I encourage you to take a look.

In Search of the End of the Sidewalk

I got up this morning with high hopes. (I may not have been bright-eyed and bushy tailed, but wrapped in a fluffy pink robe and shuffling through to the kitchen to get Cheerios still counts as being “up,” even if not fully functional.) Why high hopes on this random day in February? Because I could see across the river, and seeing across the river means that the air pollution is down, which means, hope against all hope, we might see a ray or two of sunshine at some point today.

It may sound a bit ridiculous to be cheered by the sight of a river that is less than 100 yards from my apartment, but we’ve been weeks with a steady haze in Chengdu. For those of you who follow air quality indexes (two years ago I would have asked who in their right mind does that, but after a…

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