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A Bad Day

A Bad Day By Renee Bodkin I don’t normally write about our bad days.  Because really, who wants to read about that crap!  Yes.  I swore.  But after you read about this day, you’ll agree — it is crap.    I wrote about a VERY GOOD DAY yesterday — our day at the Skylon Tower. …

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Skylon Tower

Skylon Tower   By Renee Bodkin   Over Christmas break we went to the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Canada.  It is literally minutes away and we’ve never been there.  We had a groupon deal to see the Battle of the Titans: Dinosaur exhibit (thanks Grandma T) and it was the perfect opportunity  to go! Even…

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This Year: 2015

This Year: 2015   By Renee Bodkin   Resolutions are a fantastic concept.  Really, they are.  But I am now a realist, I used to be an optimist — don’t get me wrong, I still see the glass as half full but I know that in just a second of time someone can take a…

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365 Grateful – Reflecting

365 Grateful – Reflecting   By Renee Bodkin   2015.  One week into this new year.  I want to reflect on my “365 Grateful Journey”.  It’s been a learning experience.  It’s been a Blessing.  It wasn’t a “complete” success as I *only* completed 160 blog entries in 2014.  I still consider it a success as…

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Snowy Owl Spotting

Snowy Owl Spotting   By Renee Bodkin   I, unfortunately, was not lucky enough to SEE this awesomeness but it was LITERALLY right outside my classroom window.  The teacher and class right next door saw it.  This snowy owl was hanging out on a lil snowy patch outside of Niagara Falls High School this afternoon. …

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All I Want For Christmas…

All I Want For Christmas…   By Renee Bodkin     This is an interesting blog post for me.  I usually write about what I’m grateful for, today I’m writing about my wants.  Tis’ the season for giving… and I am surely a giver.   But today it’s all about my wants.   Some of this may…

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Christmas Novena

Christmas Novena St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors By Renee Bodkin   It is piously believed that whoever recites this prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas will obtain what is asked. Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of…

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Time Alone

Time Alone By Renee Bodkin   It doesn’t happen often.  I’m a busy, busy person.  And I’m okay with that.  But you don’t really realize how much you need a little alone time until you have it.     Sebastian has his test prep class at Canisius this morning and I volunteered to take him.  This…