Monthly Archives: February 2011

Parlance pleasure

I adore language. I love that scribbles on a piece of paper can convey meaning, and I delight in the experience of hearing spoken words. I appreciate how vocabulary can elicit feelings and emotions, and I treasure how text can … Continue reading

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“My” kids

Every Thursday morning I volunteer at my local elementary school.  I meet one-on-one with a handful of students for my first 30 minutes in the building, then teach a “supplemental lesson” (of my own design) to a second-grade class.  Last … Continue reading

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Beaming building

Walking in to work this morning, I randomly wondered what my smile item might be today, and when I might experience it.  I then looked over to my left out the window, and saw a building grinning at me: Do … Continue reading

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Coffee, Part II

This morning I got to connect with a friend I haven’t seen in a very long while (i.e., over a year) – and she bought me a cup of coffee.  Awww… how kind of her! It really doesn’t take much … Continue reading

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Coffee clemency

I had no less than five smile-worthy events occur today; and man, a few of them were awesome!  But I think this one was the “best”, so it’s the one I’m choosing to share.  Here we go: Over my lunch … Continue reading

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A taste of spring

Today the temperature rose to close to 40 degrees.  The sky turned a brilliant shade of blue, and wispy white clouds played in the open space.  The big ball of fire we like to call the sun came out, and … Continue reading

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Smile in the snow

Coming home from an afternoon out, my sweetie and I drove past what I can best describe as a massive “crop-circle” style smiley-face, formed in a previously untouched section of snow along side the freeway. When I saw the huge … Continue reading

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Risible rebate

Today I eased back into more of my “normal” (non-sick) life: I got groceries, did some light straightening up around the house, and caught up on mail from the past few days.  Amid the bills and magazines, I uncovered the … Continue reading

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Humor heals

I am on the mend; and while I’m still only up to about 70% health today, it’s a big improvement from the feeble 40% or so I was at yesterday.  Yay progress! Today I had enough energy to sit in … Continue reading

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So sleepy… but serene, too.

I stayed home from work today, and made a commitment to my body: I will do whatever you tell me to, if you promise me that you will work to heal. I feel like my body clapped its hands giddily, … Continue reading

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