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First Corinthians 13, Christmas Version

Monday, December 28, 2015      3 comments

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, Strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, But do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, Baking dozens of Christmas coo... Read more

Wrapping Presents with a Cat

Tuesday, December 22, 2015      6 comments

1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present. 2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door. 3. Open door and remove cat from wardrobe. 4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper... Read more

Sporadic Service

Monday, December 21, 2015      3 comments

One of the problems of being a homeowner is having to be responsible for maintenance. I've been having problems with my bundled service of digital phone, cable, and internet - and it's not the provider's fault, but has to do with the meter box o... Read more

A Sample

Saturday, December 12, 2015      4 comments

Some blogs ago I mentioned I was doing drawings of coral reefs for one of my students. The other day one of the teachers who shares our classroom did me a favor, taking a photo of my latest, so I can share it with you guys. My autie student... Read more


Wednesday, December 09, 2015      3 comments

I posted this on my Facebook. It saddens me how many people who call themselves by the title of the One Who, motivated by LOVE for us while we we... Read more

Here We Go Again

Thursday, December 03, 2015      4 comments

It's the usual start and stop and start up again. Yesterday I had my first check-up with my new doctor - my other one RETIRED! emoticonRead more

How To Observe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015      4 comments

** Count your blessings instead of your crosses. ** Count your gains instead of your losses. ** Count your joys instead of your woes. ** Count your friends instead of your foes. ** Count your smiles instead of your tears.... Read more


Friday, November 20, 2015      5 comments

One of my students this year is autistic. He LOVES Finding Nemo, and looking up different fish on the computer. Recently I made the "mistake" of drawing for him - and now that he knows I can, he has been requesting pictures of reefs with assorte... Read more


Wednesday, November 04, 2015      3 comments

Weight Lifting? The father was doubtful of his son's sudden interest to become Charles Atlas. Nevertheless he went with the teenager to the weight-lifting department. "Please, Dad," begged the boy, "I promise I'll use them every day.... Read more

Another Hike

Sunday, October 25, 2015      8 comments

Even though the weather was kind of iffy, my friend Carol and I went to Spencerport yesterday for a hike. It was overcast, chilly, and drizzly. But the drizzle was sporadic, and we both wore layers. Spencerport is where we went to high school - ... Read more

21st Century Exercises

Wednesday, October 21, 2015      4 comments

Physical exercise is good for you. I know that I should do it daily, but my body doesn't want me to do to much, so I have worked out this program of strenuous activities that do not require physical exercise. You are invited to use my progra... Read more

Happy Progress

Thursday, October 15, 2015      5 comments

Monday I went to the surgeon for a follow-up visit on my knee, and he also checked the hip. He was elated and exclamatory over how well I was doing - really, the scar at the hip is already fading quite nicely (not that I'm in the habit of wearin... Read more

Perfect Day for a Hike

Saturday, October 10, 2015      7 comments

My friend Carol and I - we go way back to 9th grade - discovered we both had Hiking the Appalachian Trail on our Bucket List. So, last week we started to prepare ourselves with a walk at the mall, where I got some good shoes. Today we went to a ... Read more

Progressing Slowly but Surely

Saturday, October 03, 2015      5 comments

The heat of summer has let up, and I am accustomed to rising earlier for work. So starting Sunday this week, I got on my bike. Twenty minutes on Sunday; 20 on Monday...twenty-five on Tuesday and Wednesday. Took a break on Thursday, then did 25 o... Read more

Back to School

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      3 comments

It's the first day, and as a TA, there's not much to do just yet. This afternoon we will get our room assignments, but for now, I don't know with which teacher I shall be. Beside me in the library is a new TA who hails from Cuba, who knows at le... Read more

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