I have been thinking about the boys that were stuck in that cave in Thailand. According to the news the other morning, they are now all out. It reminded me of that Chilean mine rescue years ago, 2010, remember? They brought in a specially made capsule to rescue the trapped men one by one…I was up all night following along. Left a huge impression on me.
Same with these boys.
It’s heart wrenching to think about these things in concrete, tangible terms. A kid, any kid, and now all these adults, some of whom have kids, families, putting their own life on the line for a rescue mission. Working for a common cause, a desired result, coming together, sharing expertise. One rescuer died in the process of saving young lives…I think about him, and his family, too.
It’s enlightening to think about the combined efforts of so many people, often across international borders, that come together for the single purpose to save lives.
How easy has the internet made it for us to get real time, instant information? With a few clicks, you can be right there following along. Continue reading
If someone tells me a class, an appointment or an event begins at 9 am, I am going to make every effort to arrive at the destination at least ten minutes before 9 am.
This is what punctual means to me.
Likewise, if I was told to hand in a school assignment on Tuesday the 22nd, and my class for which the assignment was for is scheduled from 2-3 pm, I would have my assignment ready to be handed in on Tuesday the 22nd at 2 pm.
Not email it to the teacher five minutes to midnight on Tuesday the 22nd.
This is how I interpret on time performance. Continue reading
Yesterday I woke up to my teamsnap app exploding on my phone. So many messages… Continue reading
Over the last few months you fellow bloggers have told me that the main reason you read blogs is to get a glimpse into someone else’s life. I mean, here we all are, scattered around the globe, connected to each other by sharing our thoughts, our inspirations, our mishaps and yes, even our rants sometimes. It widens our perspectives, allows us to support one another, and on occasion it may even inject a bit of humour into a situation that didn’t appear to be amusing initially.
I’ll tell you why I read blogs: I like glimpsing into your life. 🙂
With that said, I will now tell you what I saw yesterday at the grocery store:
A glimpse into my middle-class, urban, stay-and-work-at-home mom life during an ordinary errand run.
If you happen to be a parent of school-aged kids, you maybe able to commiserate, nod in agreement, or smile at a distant but familiar memory (if you’re an empty nester). Or, maybe you’re completely surprised by the possibility that this actually happens. Or, if you’re not there yet…glimpse into what may still come down the road when you’re done with toilet training and wiping noses.
So here’s what happened: Continue reading
The other day I read some funny tweets from American parents who appear to already be in summer vacation (i.e. school vacation). I believe some States head back to school in August, and the deep South is known to be hot and humid for way longer than us up here by the border, which is probably why they’re already out of school now, at the end of May.
Nonetheless I am anxiously and hopefully anticipating the end of school here, so very much. Still gotta go till the end of June… Continue reading
The time of year is approaching where making lunches is starting to wear on us parents. Here in Canada the school year starts in September right after Labour Day, and continues until the end of June. It’s a long year to be making lunches every single weekday… Continue reading
Yesterday a fellow hockey mom and I met at a school hockey game and had a brief chat about our sons’ school.
Public school in this country, Canada, is a sore topic for me to broach so at the risk of this post turning into rant, I will only say this: Continue reading
It’s Monday! The first day of the work and school week, the to-do list, the planning and scheduling…but most importantly:
The return of the complete lack of urgency to get to school on time.
Let me ask you something:
“Do we have a bristle board, I need it for tomorrow…”
…no school-aged child ever says at 8 o’clock on a weeknight. 😛 Continue reading