Proofs!

I’ve been reading through the “proofs”; basically the book as it will appear in its final form.  It’s a little scary, but exciting, too!  The whole thing will be close to 300 pages; before I began this project, I would never, ever have thought I could write that many words.  I wrote and researched so…

My first look at the cover…

Jacob sent me an email about our pending launch in October/November, and he included an image of the cover that he’d found on the internet.  I had a vague idea in my mind which was different from this, but I do like it, and I think it will pique people’s interest.  I’m not very artistic,…

Always something new to discover…

Liam and I are spending the night at Horseshoe Lake.  Other than the bugs, it’s been perfect!  We took the canoe to the end of the lake, checking for beavers.  We ventured into the Gold River end (and could hear the water literally rushing out of the lake) and discovered a steel bridge over the…

50 and Beyond…

Today’s my 50th birthday – I’m pretty happy to be here to celebrate it, given the alternative.  Spent the weekend at a quaint Green Gables type house on a white sandy beach in Port Joli – probably one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been; my dream house, in fact.  It was cozy and…

Moving on…

Looks like I’ll be moving on from NKEC within the next few days – I’m suffering from sleep deficiency, and I’ve been sleeping a little better already since making the decision to leave. 220 students is simply too many, and I haven’t been able to shut down my brain when it’s time to sleep at…

Next round of revisions…

I’ve been a tad overwhelmed with my new teaching job – well, I guess I’ve already been there almost two months.  It’s going pretty well, all things considered, but I’m having real trouble sleeping – can’t see to clear my mind of all things school-related, even when I’m totally exhausted.  I bought a nice lavender/thyme…

220 Names to Learn!

Well, I’ve completed the first two weeks of  a maternity leave position teaching Core French to Grade 6 and 7 students at Northeast Kings Education Centre in Canning. The first week I had a head cold and was overwhelmed by the 220 new names. The second week went much better as I had some discipline…