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Archive for April, 2011

Espanola and Manitoulin Island

I know I said I wouldn’t be blogging till I got back, but it’s kind of surprising how much time you have when you don’t have to do any housework! So I’ve actually been thinking of sharing my thoughts while I’m away. The last few weeks, I’ve been honestly too busy at home to think […]

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Survived the Weekend…

With minimal but significant damage. Gained four pounds!  I could blame it on the stress but really, there’s no excuse. We celebrated my father’s 75th ‘birthday’ on Saturday, even though we’re not exactly sure which day he was born. Pakistani birth certificates are notoriously inaccurate. He was born at home and parents have a certain […]

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Full moons…

I had to do two presentations at some libraries in Kitchener on Friday and it was one of those situations where you get really treated well–taken out to lunch, the whole works! After the gruelling week I had, I was looking forward to it. Eager beaver that I am, I got to the venue an […]

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Saying No and other things…

It’s that time of the year when my schedule tends to run away from me. Within the next six weeks I have a five day road trip/tour of Espanola and Manitoulin island skills, I have a full week’s presentations when I get back, I have a trip to Orlando Florida for the International Reading Association […]

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Chameleons…

I was flipping channels this afternoon and came across a show about the top ten Chameleons in acting. It was on biography channel. At first I was barely watching, but as I got into the show it was mentioning different actors who’ve done very diverse roles quite convincingly. Kate Blanchett, Mery Streep and Heather Ledger […]

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Feeling really tired…

and I’m not sure why. Today was a light day! One presentation in a library only half an hour’s drive from home. And yet I feel completely exhausted. I stopped by the gym on the way home thinking that would pep me up. Nope. Made supper, ate supper and went on the treadmill. Didn’t even […]

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Yup. Rejected…

They didn’t get what I was trying to do, or maybe they did and they just didn’t want it. I read the email at the end of a gruelling day! I’d had two presentations in the morning. One a set of kindergarteners! I always find them the most exhausting group to present to! And then […]

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I must be crazy…

I just finished watching CNN’s documentary special with Soledad O’Brien Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door. And the kinds of things these people were saying about Islam and Muslims, oh my gosh! In it there was a court case, probably in Tennessee but I’m not sure, where the people were arguing about whether Islam was even a […]

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