It’s been less than a week since I bought my tickets to Nepal, and I still find myself giggling with glee every time I think about it. Seriously. So much glee. ALL THE GLEE. And I know I’m not alone. Earlier this week Rick sent me a very simple text message. Nepal. That is all. Yes! Fortuitously, […]Read more "Nepal. That Is All."
I woke up today with a huge smile that stayed with me as I sauntered downstairs to feed the wee fuzzball, and myself. It stayed with me while I showered, got dressed, and headed off to work. Throughout my class and what seemed to be a never-ending string of meetings, the smile was there – perhaps subdued […]Read more "Un-Wipe-Offable Smiles Are The Best"
A few days ago – maybe a week ago at this point – I saw a post on Facebook that captured my attention. A friend of mine – who on no less than eleventy billion occasions has offered me an amazing smile, support, and fantastic advice – shared some news about her family. Her son Cole was diagnosed this […]Read more "A Dog For Cole"
Twenty years ago I arrived on the University of Guelph campus with several boxes full of most of my earthly possessions. Those that stayed behind at my parents’ house were, I thought, either unimportant, or not befitting the hallowed halls of my new home away from home. As my parents dropped me off at Mills […]Read more "Twenty Years"
Mother Nature has foiled us again. After much discussion, plotting, and organization, she decided to throw a huge wrench into our Mount Temple conquering plans. With winter conditions and blowing snow, Rick, Paul, and I decided for safety reasons that we should postpone our Temple adventure until next year. Nuts. For those of you who don’t […]Read more "Curse You Temple"
Before I left for my epic adventure to China I was asked by several people about the possibility of experiencing homesickness while I was away. Given the length of my trip – approximately 5 weeks – the question was a valid one. The question was often repeated while I was away – from friends and […]Read more "Homesick"
Beijing has been a little bit different from the previous cities in China I’ve visited, but that doesn’t mean it has been any less amazing. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I opted to stay at a hotel while in Beijing, mainly because the hostel I wanted wasn’t available, but also because the hotel deal […]Read more "Beijing – A Litte Bit Different"