Monthly Archives: November 2019

Kinder Redemption

Long time readers to this blog might know that I have a particular disdain for Kinder Surprise eggs. The story is a good one and you should probably read it first before continuing with this blog.  Please click here. So, … Continue reading

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Unscathed

So, a couple of days ago, I got this email that said something to the effect that I owed my cell phone provider some money and that they would be turning this over to a collection agency and my cell … Continue reading

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Two Perfect Moments Today

Like the title says, there are two Perfect Moments today. In all honesty, I am not sure why I am picking two.  If I just chose one of them, you would be none the wiser.  I could even save one … Continue reading

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Special Blogger

Claudette over at Writer of Words, Etc. Blog awarded me the Special Blogger Award. I appreciate the thought, and I am going to do my best to live up to some of what she has asked. Generally these things come … Continue reading

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The Grey Cup

Today’s Perfect Moment is the simple joy of watching football with my family. Today was the 107th Grey Cup–that is the championship for Canadian, 3-down, football.  As is often the case, I spent it with my father and brother watching … Continue reading

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Raking the Leaves

There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day to do all the things I need to do. The chores, the creative endeavours, and work seem to be piling up.  I am not losing sleep over it, but there … Continue reading

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Company for the Ride

For the record, I am not one someone that jumps at ever chance to make a long drive. However, I have made a few in my life…. okay, probably more than a few.  They can be gruelling, but they can … Continue reading

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From Where I am Standing

My current classroom has a few drawbacks. It’s size is larger than we need, so some students are too far away.  There also aren’t enough seating spaces for the students.  I suppose this is because the room is too narrow.  … Continue reading

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Travel Planning (A good commute….finally)

My evening commute, which currently is often ruined by construction delays, suffers even more in winter because the darkness that neither the streetlights nor the car headlights can penetrate, robs me of the much-needed visual distraction the scenery provides.  On … Continue reading

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When You Need a Break

It was a day that saw me rise from an uneven sleep that featured a few too many visits from a restless cat to be considered effective. It was a day that saw me eat the heels of the bread … Continue reading

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