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About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.

Day 22 SOL

Waking up this morning to the weather news that there is rain for the bulbs that are peeking through with signs of spring. The weather man says possible snow flurries is actually a thing. Although it will be in the … Continue reading

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Day 21 SLOL

For the past couple of months my husband turns on the speaker and the sound of waves enter our bedroom.  My husband feels he is getting a great night’s sleep and so am I.  In the past he has complained … Continue reading

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Day 20 SOL

Today my husband and I had some chores that we needed to do to help his mom.  While we were gone a hairdresser came to our house to cut his mom’s  hair.  She looked adorable and was very happy.   The … Continue reading

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Day 19 SOLSC

This week I have been following a  10 day podcast about health that is an hour and half long.  I have been listening to it in my car.  I find a sunny spot to get some sunshine and listen to … Continue reading

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Day 18 SOL

A few years ago I was teaching 5th grade.  I had this girl in my class the year before when I taught 4th grade.  The girls name was Ira.  I was in the classroom when she came to my room.  … Continue reading

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Sunday, Day 17 St. Patrick’s Day

I am the youngest of 6 siblings.  My last name is Geary.  In Ireland our name was O’ Gara.  My father was Irish.  Growing up my mom (who is Portuguese) always made corned beef and cabbage and potatoes.  The potatoes … Continue reading

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Saturday Day 16 Chores

Every Saturday my husband and I go to the transfer station to drop off our garbage, our many boxes from Amazon and Costco and our plastic and glass food containers.  As well as the many mail advertisements that we throw … Continue reading

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Day 15 Slice of Life

I go to yoga on Mondays and Thursdays.  This week the yoga teacher had us use metal chairs without  a back, but had the frame.  One of the positions was for us to bend over the chair and put our … Continue reading

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SLOL Day 14

My mother-in-law is on her 4th CNA in our house.  This CNA is really nice and has had a lot of experience working in nursing homes  for over 8 years.  I have been with her when she started on Monday, … Continue reading

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Day 13 SLOL : Dr. Day PCP & Mammogram

I had a quick check in with my PCP.  We talked a bit about the college scandal and the rich parents in Hollywood.  It was a quick visit.  Two hours later I had to go and get my mammogram.  The … Continue reading

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