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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

First Post - and it's not even by the blog owner!!

So my mom needed help in figuring out how to 'blog' and called on my computer prowess to get her started. Basically, I'm the one who came up with the cheesy name - The Pedalogue - because my mom, as she has already said in her profile, is a teacher (pedagogue) and I'm corny that way...something I got from HER side of the family ;)

So this entry is pretty much to make sure I've set things up properly for her. I'll tell her in the morning if it worked or not...well I'll tell her tonight as I head up to bed, but I'll EXPLAIN it in the morning.

Enjoy blogging away!!

Leslieinvancan's daughter, metalxmonkey (my LiveJournal handle)

17 comments:

leslie said...

Thx to metalxmonkey!

That's my girl!!! She's SO good at computers and it isn't even her area of expertise. Okay, I'm all set up here, so let's get rolling. Talk to me, ladies.

Leslie

DesertFlowers said...

Leslie.....I'm so proud of you, but oh so envious. Now you and Cheryl and Brenda have sites and I can't get mine up and running yet. I want to dig up so photos of me from my travels first so I can post some of those, but we're so busy moving and of course I need to learn how to do it.

Way to go Angel Face.

Hugs Suzanne

Canadian Bloggette said...

Hola Lesley!
Whoa.......are we not the best!! I am sooo impressed, NEVER thought it possible...dare to dream and just do it!! yah!
So now...can you tell me how to post a photo to my posts??? BDNC had explained more a few times, poor thing, I am sure I am driving her crazy!! I am so emabarrased I think (wrong I KNOW!!) that she is WAY ahead of me in tech lingo and funtionality departmants!
Ps. I should have my travel dates to Vancouver by Sun or Mon will keep you posted (get it!!??)on your Blog!!!!
pps. My youngest daughter just returned SAFELY from 2 weeks in London,I never let on but I was rather nervous wiht all the maniacs out there bombing etc ....so needless to say I am one happy Mama!! Then she promptly left with her sweetie to see Dave Mathews Concert in New York....oh to be 24 again!!! I have told my girls that I had them while I was very young and I am living life in reverse.I am now doing all the things I never got to do many moons ago. The good news is I now can do them with gusto as I have all this wisdom accumulated to use and abuse!!
Cheers and Bon Weekend!!
Cheryl xox

Openheart said...

I mean really1 two days ago I had never been on a blog ... and now I am writing on three ... childhood memories???? I remember on all of our family trips my dad always cooked us breakfast on a coleman cooker and we fixed sandwiches in the motel room for lunch ... can you imagine asking todys generation to do that?? yet it is such a great memory ..

Babette said...

okay Leslie, english is my second language so please don't ask me to stand in the corner.. or stay on a naughty mat..if my composition ain't good.lol
Do you know that i am blogging from Kamloops? eh neighbor.....
and it ain't it great to have kids to do some of our project? have a great great great day.

happy said...

Just echo cb's comments ! Holy cow woman!--Can we borrow metalxmonkey?! Beautiful blog site. I'm sorry mine's not up yet...my last 'excuse' (i.e. my youngest daughter :) is getting married Aug 01, so I'm busy with her plans for now!

Anyone else think it's interesting that les canadiennes + Suzanne & moi seem to be "spiritually" close in ideas and bloggin' wannabes! :)

Gosh! Y'all are quick! I wish I could plan to get to Van & meet up as quickly as cb's done! Would love to meet y'all.

Leslie--I'm very flattered that you want to use my writing as example. You certainly have my permission to do so...and if I'd thought of it as TRUE publishing I'd have worked a little harder.

I'll post an answer to your most recent blog a little later. I think those reminiscences could be fun.---great job!!!

Openheart said...

Leslie.... I teach 11th grade english to at risk students ... do you have any writing prompts... etc on the web anywhere???

leslie said...

Thanks all for your positive comments. I'll be sure to tell Daughter #2 when I see her next. She is off at the Pride Parade and festival today (NO - she is NOT gay, just wanted to see it.) I told her under no circumstances to take off her top! She could end up being on TV!!! (I've seen clips on the news in the past of women running around topless!)Do any of you guys have parades like these? I know they have them in San Francisco and Toronto, but...

Cheryl - still looking forward to hooking up when you come out to Van in Sept. If you arrive on the 9th, let's try for the weekend and/or the Thursday afternoon/evening the 15th. I only work until noon on Thursdays.

Happy - I do love your writing. What do you do for a living? any writing involved? And yes, there do seem to be a few of us who seem to be "kindred spirits."

bdnc - howdy neighbour! We used to spend the summers at Shuswap Lake right at Scotch Creek. My in-laws had 2 beachfront properties, one with the BIG house and the other with the "cabin." The girls loved all the water activities and going horseback riding. When in Van, let me know.

openheart - you can find writing prompts on the net by googling "writing prompts" and there are a lot of websites devoted to teachers. I've saved many devoted to elementary, so they probably wouldn't be applicable to your grade level. I did teach Communications 11/12 one year and taught "Of Mice and Men" - really enjoyed it.

suzanne - how's that trip itinerary coming along? You know we could get a reduced rate if we could guarantee a certain number. Have you checked that out, too? What liner(s) are you looking at? I went to Alaska on Norwegian and it was fantastic.

It's BC Day long weekend here and it is HOT! So am simply relaxing on my covered patio reading. I will wait 'til next week to push on with writing assignment #2 for my course starting Aug. 15th. UGH!

Openheart said...

gay lesbian parade .. yes I live in houston ... we have a pretty large GL community ... thanks for the writing prompt directives ... oh yeah I did not know you taught elementary ..

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W said...

Leslie,
I truly enjoyed your pics and heartfelt stories and I love your sense of humor...thanx for sharing.
w in cencal

droma said...

let me see if the blog administrator gets this....have no idea what went wrong, except I keep
getting disconnected so often that
it takes an hour to post.
Did you email me? Got one from pat
scot and am trying to find her.
LOVE YOUR HUMOR!!!!
Ellen
dr.oma@juno.com

Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi Leslie,
I have my itinerary.........yah!
I arrive on the 10th and should spend that evening with my daughter, so perhaps the Thursday 15th, afternoon or evening is great for me....as long as we can do wine (not whine...well maybe a little of that as well...we are due...n'est pas??) just let me know and I'll be there!! I can't wait to actually meet you, I feel as though I already do know you. Perhaps you could email me your phone number so I can reach you and I will give you my daughters as well........sound good?
I bet all our Bloggette Buddies are soooooooo jealous!! I love it!
Take care
Cheryl xox

leslie said...

Sounds GREAT! I will email you with my phone number and I look forward to meeting you in person!

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