Wow! I had no idea it had been this long since I posted anything on here. I deeply apologize for running away. I have had 3 bouts of illness from colds to flu, running around getting my visa renewed, bringing students from Seoul to HQ, preparing the Breakfast Bar every day I'm at HQ, attending classes at night and helping the students in anyway I can. 

My kitchen is finished and I have been busy cooking treat for everyone and making meals. I have been looking for chickpeas to make Hummus with since I arrived here two years ago. Last week I was in Seoul to pick up my college buddy Douglas Bonner to bring him to HQ for study. We went to a fried chicken restaurant he remembered from his last trip, but they were closed. While we were looking around for a new place to try we stumbled upon a truly International Market just off the main street in Itaewon. They had chickpeas! Dried or in cans. I got a bag of the dried and brought them back with me.

So what does this have to do with anything? Well, the universe always takes care of us. This week we have a student from Dubai. For him Hummus is a staple food. I had no idea he was coming, but the universe did, so it made it possible for him to have some comfort food.

I confess that I did take some time off at Christmas to go to a special indoor/outdoor water park/sauna. Have you ever run outside with no clothes on in the snow to get to a hot tub? Try it sometime. It's invigorating!

I just got my scooter to running again. It has been so cold that it would not start. Even if it had started then I still couldn't have ridden it. It's been below freezing for most of the months of December and January.

But the temperature broke this week and it is nice and warm outside. Soon I'll be back on my scooter and sending pictures to you of the beautiful valley I live in now.

Hugs to all!!