Friday, November 29, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

on my desk monday

From my last morning in Taiwan!  It's Pocket Pacy, a wax apple (my favorite fruit in Taiwan) and my ID from my week of visits at the Taipei American School. The time flew by! I have so many photos and thing to post about...stay tuned!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

hello from Taiwan

We made it! Rain Dragon was a trooper on the 22+hour airplane ride(s) and customs didn't decline our entry even though we did brought 3 gigantic suitcases, a stroller and...well, let's just say that I'm not good at traveling "light" anymore.

However, the jetlag was a real challenge. The Sasquatch and Rain Dragon met their match with that. But the upside to being awake while everyone else is tired it that we were quite alert for the night market, even pocket pacy:

Does this look familiar to Dumpling Days readers?

I meant to take more photos but pocket pacy was so busy playing games:

she didn't win one! 
and hanging out with souvenir friends:

that I forgot! And, eventually the night market became the goodnight market:

and it was time to get some sleep!

Friday, November 15, 2013

fortune cookie friday

"Laughing in full abandonment is very good for your health."
— Dalai Lama

Monday, November 11, 2013

on my desk monday

This is my breakfast in Taiwan. Isn't it cute? I almost didn't eat the bunny bun...but hunger (and curiosity eventually won).

And see who came along for the trip? A Starry River of the Sky Pocket Pacy!* She's very excited to be making the trip. Stay tuned to see where else she goes!

*this pocket pacy is actually one that was returned to me by the postal service as one of the winners' addresses was not correct. Unfortunately, during the move, things got so discombobulated that I lost track of which winner it if you were one of the Starry River of the Sky pocket pacy winners and never received your pocket pacy (and wouldn't mind receiving one that has already traveled) send me an e-mail at

Friday, November 8, 2013

fortune cookie friday

"Charity is not a bone you throw to a dog, but a bone you share with a dog."
-Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

dumpling days

hmm, did I happen to mention that I'm going off to Taiwan to visit the Taipei American School there? No? Well, I am! The Sasquatch, Rain Dragon and I are on a grand voyage--our own dumpling days! That is, if we survive the plane ride. Wish us luck.

Monday, November 4, 2013

on my desk monday

Finishing up the art for the third Ling and Ting book!  I heart this one, it might be my favorite of the three!

Friday, November 1, 2013