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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


It has been a long, long time since the real Santa visited our family. But now that my grandson is just about 3 years old, we are all really into the season. The little guy is so excited about his upcoming visit to the jolly old soul, he's practising with his Mommy (my #1 daughter). He sits on her knee and says to her, "Now, Mommy, you be Santa." So Mommy says, "Ho, ho, ho! What do you want for Christmas?" "A yellow truck!" he proudly proclaims. The smile never leaves my face when I'm with him, thinking about him, or just looking at his picture. He has given me more joy than his parents can ever understand - that is until they have a grandchild, too. Christmas is going to be very jolly this year, indeed!


HeiressChild said...

wow leslie, you don't even look that old to have known "the real santa." *lol* you've been holding out on us with your age, huh? *lol*

i've sent karyce "laugh & learn baby grand piano" for her christmas present. i know she's going to love it. our grandchildren truly are so special, aren't they? my 7-yr old granddaughter is going to spend 2 days with me next week, so we're going to finally have our tea party.

classes are over for me until january 9th, YEAAA!!! i finally did a new post, and am just going to blog-hop and do much of nothing else over my holiday.

ok, wanted to leave this post; now going to look at your previous posts.


leslie said...

Hi Sylvia! I know you're going to have a wonderful time with your granddaughter - I remember having tea parties with my own two girls when they were young. Congrats on finishing up your classes - at least until Jan! Rest up and have a wonderful holiday season.

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie,

Josie just filled me in on you trying to comment on my blog. I am sorry you are having problems. It is upsetting when we want to do something, but it doens't work.

I just read your widow blog. How is the book coming along? Blogland is so amazing, you learn so much about people! I wish you well with your book.

If you really wanted to get in contact with me you could always email me at neil.n.ellie@gmail.com. Just a thought for now, until Blogger is acting "nice" again.


Josie said...

Yaaayyyy...! Ellie found your blog. I think we're all going to have to change to Beta....arrgghhh.

Lovely post. Isn't it wonderful watching the little ones at Christmas? Makes my heart go pitty-pat.


leslie said...

Hi Ellie! Nice to see you over here. I'll try again over on your blog and see what happens. Regardless, you are more than welcome over here. :D

HeiressChild said...

i agree with josie, i think real soon we're all going to have to change over to beta. it seems to be the new thing even with msn and yahoo.


Devon Ellington said...

That's so cute!

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