things can change so fast out here

for example: two days ago it was beautiful outside - with a small heat wave and gorgeous skies. Then the wind picked up and brought in some blustery blizzardy snow! Now we have snow on the ground, and an ice rink on our tiny patio/balcony. And tomorrow...its supposed to heat up again?

I love this picture tho - such the epitome of Spring attempting to burst forth amidst this weather confusion.
example #2: our Visa situation continues to baffle us, as we have gotten word that China is no longer giving business visa's until October '08. This situation causes us to ponder the options - and hope for the best. We need to renew/switch/find a solution within 3 weeks! Even with all the changes, I feel much more flexible than I ever imagined I would be. That's a bonus, right?