All the other teachers have returned to China. Our teammates are back in Weinan, our students are starting back to classes, and it's already almost September! It's a bit strange to know I'll still be in America for another two months! We're not used to being around when the summer is ending. I know it doesn't officially end yet, but I am seeing the first signs that fall is approaching. School buses are back in route. The weather has actually been almost cool (meaning not unbearably hot) these past days. And I have seen two flocks of Canadian geese. Neither of them were in a hurry to get anywhere. One flock was leisurely strolling single-file across a parking lot. So I haven't yet heard the pleasant honking sounds as they fly overhead, something I have really missed in past years, but all of this is a sign of things to come. By the end of October, when I finally do return to China, fall really will be here! If I'm awake enough to notice.
I have gotten several sweet/funny emails from students expressing their excitement about the coming baby and wondering when we'll be coming back. I told one student about how we had received so many baby gifts, and she responded with, "I'm so excited that your baby has become wealthy!" I can't email students too often though, because they continually remind me that using the computer is bad when you are pregnant. I don't want to worry them needlessly.
In other news...yeah, there really isn't any other news. But we'll keep you posted...