Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Of course it is not always smooth sailing. I have a garage still falling down, I broke my wrist, I got exasperated with the government during the teachers' strike, but in the end I just feel very lucky. I loved teaching but I love the freedom of being retired. And I still get to go hang out at school volunteering two mornings a week, mainly with those cute first graders.
So I have been reading others' great resolutions, goals for 2015 and I certainly can think of a few, but I just have these feelings of gratitude tonight. And I look forward to new adventures in 2015. I am quite excited that I will be going to a new continent, South America, this year. Two left-Africa and Antarctica… So my word for 2015 is just to be open, open to possibilities, ideas, opportunities, adventures, to understanding.
And wishing all of you the best 2015 possible!
Posted by meredyth kezar at 11:23 PM
Monday, December 29, 2014
I personally might have other favourites such as Robert Downey singing Joni Mitchell's River but you are spared! I could't resist a few comments in brackets but from now on the words are his!
Posted by meredyth kezar at 4:05 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
|Christmas virtual bouquet|
Now that I am retired, I seem to have blogs galore (just check the side of this blog) where I post pictures of Vancouver and of my trips farther afield. I also am a bit addicted to Facebook sharing pictures daily. So the whole Christmas letter writing process didn't really thrill me this year. I whipped the letter off and managed to keep it to one page. If anyone wanted coloured pictures they could check my blogs, and I had ideas of doing a better version that I could email. Well it is now December 17th and that hasn't happened yet-it may happen today but not sure about that.
|the day I was having my annual Christmas party|
last year there was a snowstorm
And then there are the cards-I always buy my Christmas cards at post Christmas sales. I try to buy nice ones, but somehow they seem to be small, hard to cram papers into those envelopes. I keep thinking of doing my own and last year did all my overseas ones digitally (and that will probably happen again). This is time consuming to produce the first one but the recipients get them as real cards and I don't even have to put a stamp on them.
I have been torn between actually getting the Christmas cards to people before Christmas or doing them more thoroughly and mailing them after Christmas. And when I was teaching I often ended up writing them late-i think one of the best jobs I did was the time I was writing them on the ferry on a beautiful Christmas Day going to Victoria. I could justify my late cards because that way you got a personal note as well as that infamous Christmas letter.
|my dining room looking Christmasy|
Well this is a warm up so I will let you know if I come to a resolution but right now I think it's time for coffee and an ocean walk! Meanwhile Merry Christmas!
Posted by meredyth kezar at 8:08 AM