Oh yes I know... I said Part 1 and then didn't do a Part 2... yet. I suppose I was so caught up in the euphoria of my son finishing his school that I completely forgot I was entering what is arguably the busiest time in my work! After a blissful weekend of (deludedly) thinking … Continue reading Best Laid Plans
My New Year's Resolution was to try to stop putting myself last. So, I'm now in a rebalancing phase. My younger son finally finished the last assignments for his college program on New Year's Eve, and we are just waiting to hear whether he achieved the diploma. For him, he mostly values the accomplishment and … Continue reading Rebalancing – Part 1
Hope everyone had happy holidays! I am optimistically looking forward to a new year that is far better than the old one. My only resolution is to try to stop putting myself last. After all, you have to put on your own oxygen mask first before you can help anyone else. For the first day … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Ever realize that you seem to have so much going on that odd things are happening? I wouldn't mind so much if I were distRActed (i.e. distracted by Richard Armitage, for the uninitiated), but that does not seem to be the case. Now I'm not sure whether I've permanently "lost that loving feeling" (as the … Continue reading DistRActed? or Just Distracted?
So tired, can’t work anymoreWon’t sleep… don’t want toCan’t give up the time aloneBut it is guilt-coloured andSpent on a routine of TV and chips Too tired for anything elseToo aware of the stolen time lost(They don’t pay me enough for this)Stress at home; stress at workBoth now are the same place Home is where … Continue reading Evening to Morning
After my last post, waving October goodbye, I can only say, "New month; same old stuff." More work deadlines and more school drama managed. No new provincial election, although they are still counting the mail-in ballots from the election two weeks ago. It won't change the leadership result, but there were around a dozen seats … Continue reading Autumn
It's been an exhausting few weeks and I'll be glad to see the back of October. Work I am not a morning person, nor will I ever be. This was proved true once again by the intense course I took, held over four days from 7:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Who thinks up these times?? … Continue reading Bye-Bye October
We've all heard by now that the steroid, dexamethasone, is useful in severe COVID-19 cases, including a current high-profile one. Well, it's also used sometimes after dental surgery, to help keep inflammation in check and promote healing. And what they say about the possible side effects in susceptible people is true! Around six years ago, … Continue reading Me and Dexamethasone
I often feel when I'm posting about vacations or fun times that it seems like I'm posting something blog-perfect (to steal a term from Instagram). Not that what I'm posting isn't real, of course, just that the warts are hidden from public consumption. So, today's post is filled with the regular and irregular ups and … Continue reading Ten Days
Now that things are opening up more in the province, I want to try to take better care of both my emotional and physical health. So, I've started swimming two nights per week, when I can get a booking. The local pool has been doing 45-minute lane-swimming sessions, bookable no more than a week in … Continue reading Exercise, Peace, and Fresh Air?