Monday, 14 April 2014

Malaysia Week

Next week, ISKL Middle School will be heading off on Malaysia Week adventures.  Some students will be heading to the jungle.  Others to the sea.  Some students may even be enjoying a combination of the two.  I will be heading to an ocean site, Pulau Redang.  This is the fourth year I have been gifted the privilege of escorting 20+ middle schoolers to this tropical paradise.  Our days are spent snorkelling, swimming and getting to know one another a little better.  While on site, we also try to do our part for the environment and leave the site a little bit better than we found it.  One quick note to my faitful readers, i.e, Mom and Dad, next week, I will not be posting as I will be too busy enjoying the sun and sea.  Redang here I come! :)


Monday, 7 April 2014

Aging Gracefully?

At 38 years old, I have begun to develop a growing awareness that 40 is not as far away as it once was. There are subtle reminders.  My back hurts when I jog.  My knees ache if I sit too long in one position.  I have to carefully consider how to carry heavy objects.  Rising off the floor from a seated position is a bit of a balancing act.  Even with all of this, I was quite unprepared for the curve ball Mother Nature through at me last week - my first grey hair!  Looking in the mirror, I thought I spotted it.  Shocking. Obviously, I immediately plucked it to examine it more closely.  My greatest fears confirmed, I quickly went back to the mirror, and, oh my, there was another one!  Help!  40 draws ever nearer.