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Tuesday, August 07, 2018      10 comments

I’ve finished the first whole week of vacation after handing in grades. Last Wednesday was DH’s cardiology visit and it was a bit of a bummer. Yesterday he wanted to go on one of our favorite expeditions, but it was too hot and he wasn’t strong ... Read more
Sunday, August 05, 2018      11 comments

DH needs to reduce salt and I read up on the Internet, including on Spark, about salt. I’m interested for myself as well as him. The reading confir... Read more
On vacation........I suppose!
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      10 comments

I suppose my summer vacation has finally really started. I took my finished grades to school yesterday, a 2.5-hour round trip, and then went to get my new digital scale. The temperatures were in the nineties, so I got home drained and slept all ... Read more
No scale yet
Friday, July 27, 2018      14 comments

My deadline for doing grades is next Tuesday. Yesterday I put in an extra push to get through a pile of student papers. Forty test papers left. I’m still weighing myself on the crude machine. It’s telling me my weight is staying the same. I’m no... Read more
My friend, the scale.
Monday, July 16, 2018      19 comments

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Looking towards the summer vacation
Saturday, July 07, 2018      13 comments

It’s less than two weeks until the summer vacation, which is two months long. I’m looking forward to getting back to more variety in my exercising, especially strength training. This term, I’ve only been walking, and most of that has just been t... Read more
Work followed by half a beer!
Thursday, June 21, 2018      9 comments

The workweek is almost finished. I only have the one class tomorrow with three students. Today I had a class with foreign exchange students and Japanese mixed. I was teaching them personality vocabulary. It’s not easy because different cultures ... Read more
Work is heaven (well sometimes LOL!)
Friday, June 15, 2018      13 comments

Work is heaven. I don’t usually think this, but I’m certainly not in a hurry to retire. I come to work these days with my mind like a tornado. It’s spinning round and collecting more and more garbage and spinning around ever faster. T... Read more
Breaks are essential
Sunday, June 03, 2018      18 comments

I read the first of WATERMELLEN’s series of three blogs at two in the morning and immediately wrote my previous blog. I woke up the next morning thinking, “Aaaagh!!! Got to get rid of that blog. Surely no one will have commented on it yet.” Ther... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fourth maintenance anniversary
Monday, May 28, 2018      18 comments

I reached 67 kilos four years ago yesterday, and then I stayed below that for a few months only. After that, I stayed at 67 or just above for a year or two and decided it was maintainable. For the last year or so, I’ve mostly been between 68 and... Read more
The Bluff
Saturday, May 26, 2018      9 comments

Yesterday I spent two hours walking with about twenty students and another teacher. Originally I would have had to take them on my own on a “culturally-based” excursion. I hated the idea, but the very helpful leader of the course offered to go w... Read more
That’s fascinating!
Sunday, May 20, 2018      14 comments

I watched a TED talk on YouTube and then I couldn’t find it again. I loved it. The speaker talked about how she got angry when drivers cut in front of her, and she said some choice words which her small children in the backseat repeated all the ... Read more
A dance hall
Monday, April 30, 2018      17 comments

The things that DH and I can do together for fun are quite limited by his several disabilities, but within those limits, we do have a lot of fun. He gets free taxi tickets up to a certain value as a disability benefit, and we don’t have a car so... Read more
Before and after Spark
Monday, April 09, 2018      14 comments

Before I joined Spark, when I went on short trips with DH, I didn’t get any exercise because he can only walk short distances slowly. Since joining, I make sure I get something in, sometimes a lot. Today I left him in the room and half walked, h... Read more
Up in the sky
Sunday, April 08, 2018      8 comments

Classes start on Tuesday, but right now I’m up in the sky with DH - our annual two-day getaway to Okinawa. I’m hoping he will arrange to have his d... Read more

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