Being Thankful

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snow is gone and it’s like spring at the moment – yay!

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yesterday was my last class and we’re off for the winter break, so no one-on-one conversation or presentation, no beginner’s class, no intermediate class preparing them for their exams, no travelling to different schools and companies, etc. See them again in March!

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all my bags are packed, I’m ready to go! On Monday I fly to the Philippines, the next day to Hong Kong with my mother and aunt, back after 4 days, Him Indoors join me in the Philippines and we go to one of the best islands in the country called Coron, Palawan. Then we fly to Singapore, see his brother and family, then a couple of days in Cambodia to see Angkor Wat. Back home at the end of February, cheers!

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I can’t wait to see my mother again, plus all my friends and relatives, eat Filipino food, ride a jeepney, be in a traffic for hours (not!), be in sweat because of the heat, go swimming in the beach, malling, etc.

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I had my check-up last Monday and everything seems to be alright – my sugar values are under control and I’m trying to eat healthy food. I use the cross trainer everyday and we try to limit alcohol and sweets. Here’s to good health!

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I still enjoy blogging and participate in as many prompts as possible. When I’m away, I have scheduled some blogs to be posted. Otherwise, I’ll make it up to all of you when we get back in March.

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HRH the son and his beautiful K are still in love and doing well in the UK. The son is finished with his Masters and just waiting for the oral examination. K will finish her Masters in July. We’re all looking forward to the wedding in May (in England) and August (in India). Here’s to their bright future!

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I’m really grateful for everything/everyone that made/making me smile this week and everyday of my life. Him Indoors – the love of my life, HRH the son and his beautiful K, my mother, my siblings and their families, my friends (real and virtual), relatives (through social networks), my students, neighbours, sunrise and sunset, snow, wind, birds singing or making nests, music (classical, jazz), opera, plays, films, good food, zumba, latin dance, crosstrainer, body balance, tea (all sorts of tea) and all of you, my blogging friends – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

 

For: Ten Things of Thankful 136 (in small moments) #10Thankful, Three Things Thursday: January 28, 2016 and Weekly Smile Week 4 #weeklysmile. Also for: Thankful Thursday: Grandma Time

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

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Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

For: Nurt Thurs – You are Ahead

Three Things Thursday: January 21, 2016 and The Weekly Smile Week 3 #weeklysmile plus Thankful Thursday: Mindful practices

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as part of trying to be healthy, we’ve been eating a lot of fruit and nuts – yummy!

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snow on the track

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lovely sunset just now

For: Three Things Thursday and The Weekly Smile plus Thankful Thursday

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