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Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Grand

We took the girls and friend to the beach behind the Grand last night. I love evening swims, everything is so peaceful. Girls camped out on Balcony last night in tent--it was thunder this time that sent them scurrying in. Discovered our tent is disintegrating--must purchase a new one before we do our camping tour of Vancouver Island in early August.
Mist, Tabs and Keely are painting their nails in the yard and at this moment Pippi is attempting to play chess with herself in the living room. She went to the hearing clinic yesterday. Her hearing is fine but she still has a lot of fluid in her inner ear--I will take her back to the Dr. today.
Swimming lessons in an hour. Meeting several friendly people on the benches to chat with during the lessons, which has been enjoyable. I even have suggested "project literacy" to a friend of Mistaya's mom that has recently moved from S. Korea--just as stats show, she is not studying English. Her children are learning it at school but she says she has no time to study it. So me and my pet project (Global literacy for girls) suggested how she can receive tutoring for free.
And even in this scent free world, my "Tibetan Mountain Temple" perfume is getting rave reviews--strangers comment on the lovely scent. I love that stuff. The girls said to me, "Mom, you smell like Texas today!" It was because I wore that perfume the entire time we were in Texas.
I love my cougar painting--my focus is strong once again:portraits of humans and other animals, the common thread of life that makes us one. And my personal mantra "Touch me not for free am I; wild to hold though I seem tame." Many of my creatures are snarling at the viewer--somehow, I really relate to that.
"The Brain and How it Changes Itself" has changed my life in small ways: Wearing bare feet as much as possible to stimulate my brain--but man that pavement gets HOT! Listening to my "French in the Car" CD's on my I Pod, in bed, in the dark, with my eyes closed, to encourage my audio learning to expand into my visual centres--Fascinating tips to turn one into a smarty pants! PS: T--am I back yet?

2 Comments:

Blogger theresa_hart said...

You've got it going on girl!

July 3, 2008 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Miranda said...

I dont get it...where were you? What's going on? Fill me in, I feel terribly out of the loop. Im in Poland for god's sake.

July 4, 2008 at 9:03 AM  

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