How To Observe Thanksgiving
** 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I've Been Busy
I haven't been Sparking as much lately due to the bed-bug issue. My DD and I have been uber-occupied prepping for the exterminator, due to come on the 28th in the morning, for an estimated 6 hours. Anyway, just today I finished prepping MY room.... Read more
It's Always Something...
Last week they started doing some roadwork. It's going to be going on for the next several months, turning my section temporarily into a one-way east-bound.
A BUSY Day...to Be Followed by Some Relaxation
Yesterday I got u early - before 6. I actually planned to rise at 6, to get accustomed to school hours, but my bladder beat me to it. So, I started with my knee workout, and then I got on my bike - I was gonna try 10 minutes but I actually pedal... Read more
Moving Right Along
So I took myself to breakfast at a local diner, the Peppermill, taking my daughter for company, after which we went to CVS where I got my " bottle of youth" (hair dye). I put it in (half now - half before school starts!) sand then I put in Richa... Read more
A Giggle and a Comment
Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo wom... Read more
A Giggle and an Update
My friend hates to exercise, which means the treadmill in her bedroom barely gets used. Nevertheless, she swears by it.
"It really works," she told me. "I throw my jeans over it and they get smaller."
Received from Doc's ... Read more
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