Throwing it back to when my son was only a couple of days old and I was still swollen and in pain post-operation, because it’s my favourite photo of the two of us. The lovely @bettinas_kitchen tagged me to share ten facts with you. So here they are! I’m also tagging some lovely people to do the same. I always love reading these facts about others. Helps put a personality to the account! ⭐I was born in Amursk, Russia. You probably won’t find it on a map. Traffic was sometimes caused by stray cows and produce was extremely scarce and expensive. We survived thanks to my grandparents’ cottage. Fresh fruit and vegetables in the summer, canned in the winter. And thanks to the meat and fish my grandfather brought home. ⭐My parents got divorced when I was four. My grandfather was my father figure, biggest idol, hero and inspiration. He was my grandma’s second husband but you wouldn’t ever know that. ⭐In 1996, my mom and I went to China. The people stopped to touch my hair, because it was blonde, and to take photos with me. It was the biggest cultural shock I had. I loved it.
⭐ I lived in Etobicoke, Toronto for five years, prior to moving to Montreal. I spoke about 10 words of English when we first moved there. ⭐I am an ESL teacher but mostly just substitute at the same high school. I love seeing different faces and getting to know all the students individually.
⭐Next week, I go back to university to start on my Master’s. Hopefully in three years I will obtain it and be able to teach ESL in French colleges and/or continuing education in universities.
⭐I love couponing. I’m not an extreme couponer like you see on TV, but I always seek out a good deal. There is such a thing as “free”. ⭐I have a thing for lists. Grocery list, to do lists, you name it. I guess it’s the OCD in me. It helps me stay on top of things.
⭐ I don’t like beets. My mom boiled one for me when I was a kid and made me eat it like an apple. She doesn’t remember it but It scarred me for life lol. I am just now trying to eat it in small quantities.
⭐My son is my rainbow baby. Look up the definition if you’re not sure what it is. But if you went what I went through, you’ll know.
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