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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.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Back to Reality

I partied hearty last night and slept in this morning. Lorne took me out for lunch since we hadn't really seen each other since Wednesday night. Then we rented "District 9," which I wasn't sure I'd like. However, I highly recommend it! Be prepared for some upsetting moments in it, though. I wished my grandson a Happy 6th Birthday but won't get to see him until next weekend as his Mommy is sick. She finally succumbed to that nasty flu bug that was going around, so we'll have to postpone a visit. Daughter #2 called to tell me she had a great New Year's Eve and asked how mine was.
A friend called to catch up - she'd emailed me on Monday to let me know her father had passed away on Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) - and she said she was doing okay now, except as the eldest child she's doing the paper work. She's going to come over Monday for dinner and a visit. I must say that I avoided the shops on Boxing Day because it was mayhem as usual with all the sales.
I still have to undecorate the tree and put away the ornaments, but that won't take long. I'll do it tomorrow so Lorne can drag the boxed-up tree into the shed and carry the boxes full of decorations to the storage room.
So life goes on into the year 2010...it will be a busy year and the time will fly by. The Olympics start in 42 days so I'm going to plan an "Opening Ceremonies" party complete with Canada Flag topped cake. The Olympics is the first of two major events in our lives this year. Can you guess the other event? LOL
Tuesday I'll be back at work tutoring. I miss my students as we have really good relationships and I think they enjoy coming over just as much as I enjoy having them here.
I vow to try to get more exercise this year as I'm tired of being sloth-like. And Lorne's good cooking has added a few pounds back. Gotta fit into "the dress" and look good for our special day.

Oh yes, my Meez picture (top right) is in honour of the Canadian hockey team as the roster was announced on Wednesday. GO TEAM CANADA! (click to see the article)

Happy 2010, everyone! Keep an eye on Vancouver and news of the Olympics.


Louis la Vache said...

Bonne année!

Mimi said...

Sounds like a perfect start to 2010. You're well chilled-out!

Trubes said...

Have a wonderful 2010 Leslie as you surely must !


nancygrayce said...

Sounds like you're getting ready for a wonderful 2010! You sound wonderful!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Toot, toot, Leslie and Happy New Year! Just when is the "other event"? Lots of love from Sicily. xx

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

mrsnesbitt said...

Yes, christmas jobs to be done eh, to put it all away for another year!
Happy New Year honeybunch, Dxxx