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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Me and My Dog: Happy Canadians!


A study published in Scientific America Mind, indicates that Canada is the only country in the world whose citizens scored in the top 5 for the highest in both overall life satisfaction and positive feelings. We Canadians are apparently the happiest of people! Wow--who knew?
Two reasons for the pic of me and Fernando: #1 we are the only family members that don't run and hide when I bring out my camera. #2 to prep you for the world's cutest dog video. Mist and I filmed Fernando this evening being absolutely crazy! I will post it as soon as Mist uploads it from her camera.

Just returned from a movie night out: Contagion. Disturbing. I could only watch it now--pre flu season. Even though every cough in the theatre made me want to bolt.

Attacking my career on all fronts. It keeps me busy. 8 manuscripts to be mailed tomorrow. Love that I am writing fiction again.
 Demanding an end to the delays regarding my thesis. No one messes with me for very long.
 Another gym to approach in the morning about teaching more Zumba (I want to teach a class a day or at least 3x/week). Decided my class was too hard-core cardio and it might kill most people. I took out one of the hardest songs and added a really easy warm up at the very beginning. My students will thank me. I had a favourite song, I really wanted to dance to so I choreographed the song and had in memorized in an hour. I felt great about that--I have come so far with my abilities to choreograph and memorize dance steps quickly. Peter and Mistaya were my Guinea pigs and they both said it was a great song. I get super nervous before I teach a new class--the way I handle the stress is to tell myself just how excited I am to be teaching the class--I channel the fear into excitement--seems to work.

Transferred Tabs from Private voice lessons into a choir--she agreed only after I mentioned how she might be asked to sing with The Barenaked Ladies in concert if they come to Kelowna again (the choir was asked to do this once, 2 years ago).
Pip is enjoying kindergarten. She likes the bus ride the best and lunch visits from Tabs. Although, I find the full days too much for such a young child. She is quite pooped out by the time she arrives home.
Mist is tolerating high school--she finds 2000 students too big. She loves her art class and is doing very well in science--her teacher keeps us posted.
Peter is being interviewed by CBC radio tomorrow morning (Thursday) about copyright at UBC. Apparently the provost insisted on him as he speaks eloquently ;) --it is true but I do like to tease Pete about this :)

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