Welcome to my Spark page. I am 64 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool). My husband and I have a 4 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us. Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so ...
Welcome to my Spark page. I am 64 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool). My husband and I have a 4 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us. Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so fortunate to see them a lot. They are my sunshine!! Our son is married to a great woman. They have his rescue beagle (see a pattern in our family?) and her two cats. They live about 25 minutes from us also (in the opposite direction!) I joined Spark in December 2009 and, like everyone, life has thrown me some curves as well as blessed me in many ways! Although I struggle with consistency, my main struggle seems to always be with exercise. It seems I do fine for awhile and then I get off track. I always go back to the basics but it does get discouraging. I'm trying to focus on being a healthy me with the energy to have fun with my family!
-be aware of my diet and portion control -maintain a consistent exercise routine (walking, yoga, ST) -drink at least 3 glasses of water a day -blog weekly
-be aware of nutrition and portion control -track my fitness every day -track my fruits/veggies -track my water intake
I've been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years. We have 2 grown children. Our daughter is married with 3 children. I feel so blessed to have them close and spend lots of time with them. Our son and his wife are recently married and right now live about 10 minutes from us.I taught preschool special education for 23 years and retired about 5 years ago. Loving retirement and am always busy!
I love to read!!! I belong to PaperbackSwap and love having access to so many books. We are moving our pontoon to Smith Mountain Lake and hope to spend some weekends and at least one week each summer down there. We are able to spend lots of time with our kids and grandkids. I love spending time with my family!
Because oh gawd I remember that awfulness that was a mean teacher. And I was terrified too - because she was always threatening to spank one of us in front of the whole class. If she had picked me ... I would have let her ... because hey - you obeyed the teacher. But I think it would have done irreparable damage. Oh - my parents may have sued the school system but ... that wouldn't undo what had been done - rebuild what had been destroyed.
I thank god every day that somebody taught Brave Gail to stand up to her, because she was the girl selected for the "paddling" and she refused. Politely. Stoically. Steadfastly. And insisted that Miss Wiltshire take her to the principal's office. How did she know to do that. How did she have the guts. We could all see she was as scared as we were but she FOUGHT. Oh la she was so brave. And she WON! the principal said, in front of Gail, that if Miss W ever threatened to paddle a student in her school again she would be fired!!!!!
This was a pivotal moment in my life and I've not only never forgotten it - but I like to pass it on.
Stand up to bullies. You'd be amazed where help will come from.