Author Archives: Not-so-perfect

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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The year behind, and the year ahead…

I guess we all come to a point each year when we look back and assess the year that has been. I think we all have a desire to see where we’ve been, in order to be able to see … Continue reading

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One of the least …

He was probably 12 years old, he was distraught, trying to hide inside his shirt. He still had his bike helmet on, and he was pacing. The three women working in the convenience store had him well and truly bailed … Continue reading

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The Year 12 “Affirmation” Post…

Dear Year 12s of Muellerland, (To my usual readers – non year 12 students,  feel free to read on – you are not excluded from what follows – but this one is for a specific group of people.) So back … Continue reading

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