Author Archives: Not-so-perfect

Still here …

So you might have noticed that it’s been over a month, close to two months since I’ve written anything.  Facebook kindly told me that I needed to write something because it has been so long since you lovely people had … Continue reading

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This Easter … 

I spent some time drawing yesterday.  I first heard this quote about a year ago – it has flitted in and out of my mind since.  Yesterday it settled for a while.  There is much to be said, but for … Continue reading

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Post anniversary mail… 

So, we are home from our few days away. Now, I’m sure you have been waiting with baited breath, I’m writing now to assure you that the wait is over! The gift and card arrived. And both exceeded all expectations! … Continue reading

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43 800 hours

In less than 48 hours (I can’t do the math – you know this about me) we will be celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. The Hallmark site gives some very handy tips for those about to celebrate an anniversary for example, how to … Continue reading

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A thorn in the flesh …

Today’s thoughts relate to a particular message I heard several weeks ago … it is one I have spent time pondering before, and it is one I continue to grapple with. “And lest I should be exalted above measure … … Continue reading

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Week one of the school year & “Quiet” turns 5 …

I do love teaching, sometimes I think it is an odd career path for an introvert, but there is a significant number of us out there. It’s week one, day three, back at school, and I am very tired. I love that, in … Continue reading

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Gratitude …

Last year I attempted to make it a weekly practice in my form class to be grateful. We ended up engaging in Thankful Thursday. It was successful to some extent. At the very least it reduced the amount of complaining … Continue reading

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Survival and sanity for separation, divorce and the life that follows …

The truth is that your life won’t be the same again, neither will that of your kids. You will not be the same. Many of your relationships will change. It is something you will all survive, but you will be … Continue reading

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In 2017 …

I’ve been musing a little on what I would like from 2017. I think the conclusion I’ve reached is that this year, the best I can do for myself, and my nearest and dearest, is to be more like Jesus … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping … 

(I posted this on the Facebook page today – then I remembered a number of you don’t do Facebook – so I’m leaving it here for you – it may resonate for one or two of you…) Dear parents trying to do … Continue reading

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