As you probably know if you are on Blogger, Google Reader is going to disappear on July 1, and I’ve heard that the Blogger reading list may go away, too.
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I’m joining Nancy at A Rural Journal for Random 5 Friday. I didn’t do it last week, and I missed it!
If you’d like to join in, link up at A Rural Journal.
|Dock at Leesville Lake.|
When I first moved back to Virginia after grad school, I was an adjunct English instructor at some local colleges.
Recently, via Facebook, one of my former students from the community college where I taught got in touch with me. He wrote in part, “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought of your class or enjoyed your influence over the last 20 years or so. I wanted to let you know that your encouragement meant a great deal to me then and that I did in fact achieve a number of my educational and life goals afterwards.”
He made my day.
Have you ever received an encouraging message just when you needed one?
I am afraid of snakes. All snakes. Deathly afraid. I think I have a definite phobia.
Larry saw the first snake of the season this week, a long black snake. He said it was headed away from our yard, across the street.
I didn’t even like hearing that he had seen one. He reminded me that they are all around us. I know that. But I don’t like to think about it.
Are you afraid of snakes?
Lately, I have been eating a little seafood and a bit of chicken. I thought that perhaps my body was missing some vitamins and minerals and that eating some fish might help my foot heal.
I have especially enjoyed eating salmon. I ate a piece on my birthday last week that melted in my mouth.
I am not completely comfortable with what I’m doing. I became a vegetarian because of my beliefs about animals.
I’m not ready to decide to keep eating seafood and poultry permanently. But for now I am mostly vegetarian, not completely.
I’m reading and pondering, taking it a step at a time.
I go back to my orthopedic doctor about my fractured foot on June 14. I hope I can get rid of the boot for good. It is heavy and awkward. And I’ve had pain in my opposite hip, knee and foot, from too much pressure on them, I think.
I may have to wear a fracture shoe for a little while.
And then I’m so ready to wear two matching shoes and to take a long walk.
I’m allergic to tree nuts. Today I attended a business luncheon. On the buffet were croissants stuffed with what I thought was tuna salad. When I picked it one to eat it, I realized it was chicken salad when I saw the large walnuts in it. I gave it away to a tablemate.
Back at the office in the afternoon, I was offered a chocolate chip cookie one of my co-workers had bought and left for the rest of us. I nibbled at the edges. Then my boss, who was also eating one, said, “Tina, I think this has nuts in it.” We looked closely and saw walnuts. So I gave the cookie to him.
Not a good food day, but at least I didn’t eat any of the nuts.
Are you allergic to any foods?
I’ve decided to take next week off from blogging. I will be very busy at work with my boss out of town.
And I am feeling the need for some downtime with the blog writing. I need some rejuvenation.
I will be reading your blogs as much as I can. And I’ll be back writing on Monday, June 17.
Hopefully, I’ll be inspired during my time off and come back full of ideas.