Monthly Archives: May 2019

Teacher, What Does Jeeping Mean?

There are two candidates for the Perfect Moment….or maybe two completely different Perfect Moments. Maybe I am too tired to pick the right one. The first is the picture I have included above. I found it on one of my … Continue reading

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When Height is the Question

teaching ESL old school I was late, it was raining, and I didn’t see the ominous puddle in front of the bus shelter. Yeah, some wiseass decided to soak me really good–I know it was a conscious decision because the … Continue reading

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Not the Fast and Furious, but Rather the Weird and the Wild

Is it just me, or all bus rides full of weirdoes? I want to believe I am not alone, but sometimes it is so hard. Okay, I might have to allow that my threshold for weirdoes is quite low. What … Continue reading

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Restful

Some weekends are jam packed. I am constantly on the move and there are so many things to do.  Those are great weekends.  The only problem is that you finish them and you’re in need another weekend to recover from … Continue reading

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An Award, Some Answers, Some Questions: You Know What I Am Writing About

I was nominated for a Liebster Award.by BionicOldGuy, who is doing a great job of “Aging Gracefully by Staying Active”. I appreciate his blog because it manages to both educate and entertain me. It also gives me a bit of … Continue reading

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Things Are Looking Up

A good friend was feeling down.  It was one of those situations in which I wanted to do something, but couldn’t.    It was a tough situation until I remembered that I wasn’t the one having the tough time really.  It … Continue reading

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After a Long Day

There are some days in which it is hard to find the bright spot. Those are the days when they are needed most. Today was a day that included cataract surgery for my mother and a little procedure for myself–and … Continue reading

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A Very Full Weekend

It’s a holiday here in Canada–Victoria Day or May 2-4.  Like most Canadians I am not particularly royalist–at times I have been a pessimist, optimist, conversationalist, and even a drunken shower singing vocalist–but not particularly royalist.  I do, however, enjoy … Continue reading

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Feeling Stronger

The weather is getting better and I woke up looking forward to today’s bike ride. This surprised me quite a bit.  I had worked quite a bit more than usual this week and I definitely felt it on Friday–I didn’t … Continue reading

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Relief After the Auction

Today’s Perfect Moment is relief. Not genuine, earth shaking relief, but just your average, small time relief.  Regardless of what kind of relief it was, I will sleep better tonight. You see, I found myself in an online auction. I … Continue reading

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