Stephen really likes cereal.
And in Mae Sot, they have just a few varieties: over-priced sugary, chocolate types; Corn Flakes; and over-priced berry granola.
With so much being over-priced, and Corn Flakes being quite boring, we don’t eat cereal very much.
This morning when I went to wake Stephen, the first thing he said was this,
“I had a dream.
I went to Karen’s house, and I had to decide what cereal I wanted.
Her house was like a grocery store with cereal everywhere in the living room.
It was so fun.”
On a semi-related note, we go through phases where we miss things in America. Some days its hard to imagine why we would miss anything: it seems you can really get whatever you want here, or close to it. And other days, I wonder how we have made it this far.
And I have no idea how I can switch that much between days.
This week, I am missing America. If I could spend a week back in the States, here’s what I would do, in addition to the obvious of visiting all of our state-side family and friends:
I would go to the Smoky Mountains, because Stephen’s parents are going this week, and I am so jealous. I would go for a hike each morning.
I would wear dresses. I really miss dresses, but its hard to find a dress that isn’t sleeveless, covers your knees, works on a motorbike, and doesn’t look ridiculous.
I would wear heels. Surprising? It surprised me, too. But I don’t have any here, and I would love to wear some. I would probably wear them with a really nice dress and attempt to dance.
And a few specifics on spending time with family: I would rub my sister’s baby belly. And Stephen & I would go have frozen yogurt with her family. And I would have dinner with all of Stephen’s family, who are so lucky to live in the same state: well, except us.
Oh, and visit Target and Gap, my favorites.
And the two things Stephen is probably tired of hearing about: I would find a way to watch Hunger Games and go to a water park!
I asked Stephen the same question. If he could spend a week in the States, he would:
Go to the Smoky Mountains and hike with my family; and hike without fear of snakes and swim in clear water.
“Eat great food; probably cereal.”
(For the record, he said both of these without seeing the rest of the post. And we have now had four conversations about cereal today.)
Go see a movie.
Visit Guitar Center and an Apple store to see the new retina display laptop.
Play a real piano.