Wednesday, January 20, 2016

HodgePodge Wednesday - skating and other stuff





Yup, it's Wednesday, so it must be HodgePodge!  Thanks to Joyce for hosting.  Skate on over here to see other entries..  


1.  Speaking of skating...when did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?

Gosh I haven't skated for so long.  It always, always hurts my ankles too much. Plus I could never learn to stop except by running into the boards.
 I feel like I am skating on thin ice at the moment.  I am pretty fragile these days, but I can't be mixing metaphors like skating on thin ice and totally immersing myself in swimming. That would be weird.

2. What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age?

Hmm.  The first thing that comes to mind about women my age is we focus too much on our skin instead of what is under it.  

3. What's your favorite accessory? Is it something you wear every day, often, or only on special occasions?

I think my favourite accessory is my hummingbird necklace that I where every day, and also my hand-knit socks which I wear everyday (not the same pair everyday, but always a hand-knit pair).  My current favourite special accessory is my Cameo shawl I completed last fall. 



4. January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day. Are you a lover of cheese? What's your favorite dish made with cheese? Last thing you ate that contained some kind of cheese? 

I do love cheese - pretty much all kinds.  Lately I am on a Brie binge.  My favourite dish made with cheese is a zucchini/tomatoe/feta casserole I make. 

5. What's something guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? 

Young boys that wear their pants with the belt line across the top of their thighs.  

6. Your favorite book series

That is tough.  I loved the Lord of the Rings, but also The Hunger ames and Game of Thrones.  But, if I have to pick a favourite, and if two books counts as a series, I would pick Seraphina and Shadow Scale, by Rachel Hartman. 

7. Why did you choose your profession? 

It kind of chose me.  I was tutoring a boy with a learning challenge when he was 14 and I was 16. That was it, I was hooked and decided to become a teacher. Even when I left teaching proper for many years I was still teaching - end users of the computer programs I wrote, or breastfeeding classes for soon-to-be parents, or peer-counselling classes.  Then I returned to the classroom at a Waldorf School for the past sixteen years.  Although I am technically retired I still teach from time to time - like this morning I am subbing in Grade Three. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I have a private swim session with my Total Immersion coach on Thursday.  I am looking forward to it even though it means being in the pool by 7:30 am!  Eek!

18 comments:

  1. I'm glad the swimming helps but 7.30 am? I'd need dragging there lol

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    1. it wasn't too bad - the dark rainy drive was the worst part.

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  2. What's Total Immersion? I love to swim, but 7:30 on a cold winter morning is tough!

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  3. It's a method of swimming instruction- check it out -
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Immersion

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  4. Thank you visiting my blog page. It is always a pleasure to meet and welcome a new Hodgepodger. I admire teachers a great deal and regret coming to that view too long after leaving school. Again, welcome!

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  5. hehe. Do you know I live on the part of the parisian region where Brie is from? ;) but my favourite cheese is the mix of mascarpone and gorgonzola.

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  6. Such an insightful observation you made: "we focus too much on our skin instead of what is under it." Thanks for giving me something to chew on today.

    Visiting you from the Hodgepodge. Have a blessed day.

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    1. You too. Hodgepodge is so great for meeting new bloggers.

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  7. I love your shawl! I also love cheese. I had 2 houseguests over the summer and we went mutual grocery shopping when they got here and the amount of cheese in the house for that week was glorious.

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    1. that's funny - I was just visiting my sister and we had every kind of cheese in the fridge!

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  8. A fantasy reader who writes about reality... What an enigma you are...

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    1. never been called that before but I kinda like it.

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  9. Thank you for explaining Total Immersion - that is unfamiliar to me (but soon to become familiar!) I love swimming and miss it terribly.

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