Tag Archives: plans

Why I Go To the Library

One of my coworkers wondered why I kept getting books from the library. When I answered because they were free, she explained that her question was different.  She meant why didn’t I borrow the books electronically?  I could have waxed … Continue reading

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Overcoming Bummers

I don’t really care who cuts my hair. On only one occasion in the past ten years have I left the barber shop feeling like I won the lottery.  Probably if I were genetically blessed with better hair, or if … Continue reading

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Three Words, Backed by Action, Could Change Everything

I’ve made resolutions in the past and sometimes kept them. I’ve made lists of accomplishments that I wanted to do, and met some of them.  However, I was often more preoccupied with the failures and this didn’t really seem like … Continue reading

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Waiting In My Mailbox

I just got back. The laundry is in a pile, the bags are rudimentarily unpacked (i.e. clean stuff is scattered about on one side of the bed), the effects of lack of sleep have largely abated, my cat has acknowledged … Continue reading

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A Perfect Teaching Moment

  I had a good teaching moment yesterday and I wanted to share it with you–you being my regular readers and you being other ESL teachers out there who might also feel the ups and downs of ESL teaching. I … Continue reading

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Evidence of the Eglinton LRT

Teaching is about managing distractions. Sadly, this includes mine as much as it does the students’.  Whereas theirs usually revolves around cell phone apps and various forms of social media, mine usually are outside the classroom. One wall in my … Continue reading

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Mother Nature’s other Plan

I had plans to get out and go riding today. Mother Nature seemed to have other ideas. Unlike Bri, who would be very happy to see this Spring snowfall, I was less than pleased. I have some cold weather wear, … Continue reading

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January …..Goodbye!

January is done and I am not sure I have a lot to show for it. I didn’t write down any of my resolutions despite resolving to do a number of things this year. I guess I didn’t take the … Continue reading

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Setting my Sights on a Fondo

For those of you who read my previous post and the conundrum I found myself in, I decided to go to the bike show on Friday.  After looking at the schedule, there might have been more BMX events on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Shiny New Wheels

A big part of the better me is improved all around fitness (and hopefully more weight loss).  I had a good year last year by changing my diet and getting out on my bike more often.  I lost about 20 … Continue reading

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