Friday, 24 February 2006

Wall of Light

I finished reading this amazing novel by Israeli auther Edeet Ravel. The story takes place over the course of one day and takes readers through the lives of three generations of one family. Without giving away most of the book I will say that Sonya Tel Aviv university math professor tells the story of her coming of age experiences. Although a brilliant math scholar she was until this day quite sheltered and has come of age through some serious self growth and realizations.

I would highly recommend this book!

Tuesday, 21 February 2006

old friends

How nice it is to see old friends again...Sunday morning I had the opportunity to meet up with an old friend whom I hadn't seen in almost 8 years. My dear friend Connie and I met in Korea while we were both teaching ESL there back in 1996-1998. I left Korea for home and she stayed on a while longer then went on to Taiwon for about a year...she returned to Canada but lived in Vancouver up until about 2 weeks ago when she made the move to Toronto in search of a better job and perhaps a more exciting life...Thank goodness for Email!! We have been able to keep in touch all these years and it felt like just like only weeks had passed since the last time we saw each other and not 8 years!!

Wednesday, 15 February 2006


Woke up with a headache for the third day in a row this morning...decided enough was enough and I was going to stay in bed and relax rather than going to work and dealing with cranky, money starved seniors complaining that Canada sucks, the government sucks and the pension doesn't pay them enough...I've had the mind to just say "deal with it" on occasion-but value my job too much to actually say those words...ANYWAY ...I enjoyed my day off immensely!! Slept, read my new library book, did a new Stepping for Pregnancy video and managed to fight the headache from returning full to avoid it returning when I return to work tomorrow...might have to ask my team leader to have the florescent lights turned off above my work station at that may be part of the cause of these recurring headaches.

Tuesday, 14 February 2006


Have a happy happy day!!!! Celebrate life, love and enjoy!!!

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Thursday, 9 February 2006


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them "
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Thursday, 2 February 2006


I HAD to show off this gorgeous pic of our little nephew Daniel!!!!! He is growing SOO quickly. I can't believe the last time we saw him he was only 1 week old and really tiny... this is from the lastest set of pics my sister-in-law sent from Zurich of her and her son. Just look at those cheeks!!! Really pinchable- can't wait to see him again in June when mom and baby will be here visiting.

makeup makeover

I recently had a day off with nothing to really focus on but myself. I decided that after getting my nails done I was going to get a Sephora...