I am so tired!!! The last two days since we have been at our apartment I have been pooped! I think I am trying to get too much accomplished and getting up at 5 am mornings doesn’t help. It is just so nice to be in our place and I am feeling more settled already.
Yesterday was a hot, hazy, high pollution day and we went out of the city to the Lotus Garden which helped but these kind of days still tire you out!
Today when I woke up, it was raining and I am actually thankful because it means if we get a good rain, the air will clear and tomorrow will be blue skies!
Today we want to rest, well sort of. David starts 12 hour shift tomorrow and he needs to get rested for that and we also need to get some supplies and groceries for our apartment. A great way to spend a rainy day.
Initial grocery shopping for a new place is kinda fun, well some people enjoy it! You get to stock the pantry, cupboards and refrigerator with all the basics. We had a few stops on our list today… Ikea for some household items and a few favorite Swedish grocery items ( sparkling pear juice, frozen salmon, Swedish meat balls, coffee and of course bars of chocolate) Metro ( like Costco, sort of) for some more groceries and my favorite flower shop for a white orchid( I already have a purple one) and some white lilies.
A visit to Ikea in China is ALWAYS an interesting experience. It is a place for a photo shoot, a great place to have an afternoon nap or just let the kids play in the model rooms while the adults socialize. And you have to make sure you pick up your 3rmb hotdog a 1rmb ice cream.Sea cucumbers at Metro. These guys are on my list of things to try this time.
We got home mid afternoon and relaxed a bit and I cooked supper for the first time in our apartment. Chicken fajitas with sparkling pear juice. Delish!
Tonight we are relaxing on our VERY comfy couch and enjoying the view!