February is just about over, and I always loved it for one reason. February was my Zushie-girl’s birthday month.
Kasia, my personal trainer, has had sole rule for the last two and a half years. I’d love to get her a “sister “, but she still savors being queen of the castle. I said to my buddy Kathy, who was Zush’s foster mom, I am waiting patiently for the day.
In the meanwhile, Zush has my heart in heaven, and Kas has my heart on earth. I always have loved and will love my girls.
I have never been one to get in people’s faces about ANYTHING posted on Facebook. Somehow, people think it’s ok to get on mine.
You guessed it… it’s election related.
I respected people’s rights to their opinions. Jumping on my paper throat has led me to block people for the first time. I despise having to do that, but feel it’s the only thing I can do, short of not posting-period.
Things have been busy in school and I come home exhausted. Opposing political opinions thrown at me with venom have really gotten me cold on Facebook.
Hopefully, they’ll get quiet when their party loses.
A good buddy of mine, unfortunately, has had some medical issues. She likes how I handle her class. I have been busy with second graders, among others.
I am feeling the after effects today. Fifth grade boys had me losing my voice a little and I still feel a little under the weather today. It hopefully is for a “little”, because I am scheduled to work on Monday.
Kasia is happy Momma had a day off today. We had some good walks today.
Flip side of this? I lost a couple thousand steps by realizing, after the fact, that my meter is on the desk.
This kind of sums up my January. I am hoping for a better February.
It’s been a while, but I figured I’d post to tie things up for 2019.
School, for the first semester, has been awesome. I actually wake up in the morning and look forward to what I’ll be experiencing during my day when I am in. There is never a dull moment, and being surrounded with wonderful co-workers in a supportive environment, I truly have never been happier.
My Kasia girl and I are enjoying our semester break, er, not so much. Jim and I have been pretty sick for a few weeks and are trying to get back up to speed. This sweet face looks at us and you know we need to get better for each other and for her. I have always tried to keep her content.
So with Jim, we had our seventeenth anniversary this year, and are trodding along toward number eighteen. It has been an experience, dealing with medical issues of late. As my buddy Bonnie says to me, “For better, for worse…” and indeed it is. We take care of each other as best as we can, because we have each other. Enough said!
Finally, I am beginning my sixth year of ” retirement”.
I am pleased to have ended one job, embarked on a part-time career, in an area with spectacular sunsets with my family that I love.
Who needs more than that?
I wish you, my friend, a wonderful and healthy 2020. Here’s wishing you smooth sailing and pleasurable days in the year to come.
It’s that time of the year, albeit a bit later than usual. Thanksgiving is upon us once again.
I have come to grips with my late father’s view on why he always hated this time of year: the drop of the leaves and the bareness of the trees , in later years, reminded him off death. I understand that now.
I respected my father’s view, but at this point of my life, although I have experienced a lot of deaths, I have also chosen this time of the year to be thankful.
Another Thanksgiving means I am physically here, which is good. I have a husband and pup and family who love me and although we aren’t as young as we used to be, well, we are still here.
I am thankful to have found a second career in my lifetime , which I never though I would have the opportunity to do. They say that working with children is incredible, and I heartily agree. Although Jim and I don’t have any children, I am sure he feels like we do because of the stories I share with him when we are together. We chuckle and enjoy the antics. We have even met my students when we are out and about.
Kasia has taught me to persevere. We keep moving on together, through our aches and pains, and we take each day as it comes. There is a certain peace I get when I walk her, because I make it a point to observe what she is observing, although, agreed, I am at a little higher level. I try to appreciate every day with her.
Finally, I am thankful for you. Thanks for taking the time for reading my blog. Although I have not been writing on a daily basis, I am grateful for those of you who take the time to read my musings.
Once again I bring my Dad’s picture out in saluting all service personnel, past and current.
It is amazing living here, as we constantly have service personnel out and about with us in daily life. In the school where I am at, about seventy-five percent of the students are children of service personnel.
As I say, always, when crossing the path of one,”Thank you for your service.💙❤️.”
…as there is definitely a front coming through. I have been fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of enjoying a ton of blooms on my deck that I called “Club Gerber” on Facebook. I look back at when I started putting flowers out in pots on the deck five years ago. I grew a ton of romaine, or should I say Gerber daisy leaves. It seemed that way after the plants lost their blooms. My friend Bela’s Dad was visiting and let me in on some secrets that have made all the difference.
Meanwhile, my trainer,Kasia, is in with me, after a walk a little while ago. I am happy to say I haven’t wrapped up my exercise/walking plans. Kas works me out, for which I am so grateful. We have taken many walks and had some gorgeous sights. To give credit where credit is due, her Dad took the gorgeous shot of the Kasia girl.
So with the first frost coming overnight, another season moves away from us here, and we’ll get our minds and bodies set for the late fall and winter. It’s always a good thing!
Kasia has been working me out with our walks. Tomorrow the weather is due to be unsettled, so we made sure we got long walks in, because tomorrow is Halloween. Unfortunately it’s due to be stormy for my local trick-or-treaters.
Tomorrow would have been the Halloween parade in school, but because of the weather forecast, the festivities in school are being held on Friday. I was on the hook, one way or another, as I’ll be substituting for second grade for the end of the week. It seems that teachers dress up, so I’ll be dressed as a scarecrow. I’m sure it’ll be an experience I’ll never forget.
School has been pretty good. I have been busy working and I love every moment of it. I am glad to have second grade this week. It is a great class, and with a good teacher, it’s easy to step in and run with the ball for a little while.
It’s a gloomy day here and for once, the weather and my plans were on the same page.
It was so dreary I laid on my sofa and actually napped. Oh what a treat that was!
When I got up, I got Kasia out for her walk, since those ten thousand steps are always on my mind. When we got back in, I decided to see what’s up with Club Gerber. You can imagine my surprise when I saw a newcomer to Club Gerber trying to crash the party. If you look at the picture above, you see a new blossom trying to open.
Of course, there’s always my mums, which make me smile and think of my Dad. He used to raise them in my back yard when I was a kid.
Here are the remaining Club Gerber inhabitants, waving goodbye until next summer. They enjoyed their time here, that much is quite evident.