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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 24, 2008

Taking a Risk


One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked. --- Love is a great risk, but not loving is of greater risk - even though you may have been hurt badly before - a great love will come to you soon and you must be ready to accept it.


I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this today because next Monday I'm going to Victoria to visit someone that I met a few months ago. I was supposed to meet him over a year ago, but circumstances intervened and I had to cancel. Then we got together for lunch when he was in town on his way to another nearby city and we got along famously. He phoned many times and then suddenly, nothing. Turns out he was very sick and had to be hospitalized. But now we're meeting up again to spend the day and I'm a bit excited. Even if he's not "the one" I know that I'm at least finally open to the possibility of new love. Wish me luck.

17 comments:

CherryPie said...

I do and I hope you have a great time :-)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

That is exciting...hope you have a great time. Hope he is feeling a lot better...Good Luck..take care.

Cedar said...

You go GIRL! Summer fling, ah I mean love, yeah, love, what could be better?

BTW I like pics when people write the follow up to these things. JUST in case you were wondering.

Jo said...

Good luck! Good luck! Good luck!!!

I just know you guys will have a fabulous time. You have already met and hit it off.

Details... we want details... :-)

sally in norfolk said...

I do wish you good luck... and will be thinking of you... x

starnitesky said...

I am so excited for you! I wish you all the luck in the world - have a great time - I will be thinking about you x

GranmaL said...

I pray everything goes well for you. You certainly deserve to find that certain someone!

Russell said...

Have a fun time, Leslie!

I have a feeling you will meet this person again after next Monday...!

Take care.

MedStudentWife said...

:D

Enjoy yourself !!!

jmb said...

Go for it Leslie, have a great time, even if he is not the "one".

RiverPoet said...

Wow, that's WONDERFUL, Leslie! I'm so proud of you for having the courage to pursue this.

I hope that you are feeling well and that your back is doing better or is at least tolerable.

Peace - D

Sherry Stewart said...

Good for you Leslie, I know some folks are too afraid to risk, but where does that ever get anyone?
Wishing you a lovely visit.

VP said...

Good Luck! And enjoy whatever happens :)

Ruth D~ said...

Even if . . . he's a great person to have in your life . . . and we can never get enough of those . . . in whatever capacity. Nice to know the backstory isn't it?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I really do wish you luck and can't wait to her all about it! Auguri from Sicily xx

Liz said...

We'll look forward to hearing all about it ...

Hope you have a wonderful time.

Country Girl said...

This Monday, meaning today? Let us know how it all goes, will you?!!! Yay!!!