The second picture is of the physiotherapists I graduated with in 1975. The women wore medium blue polyester dresses. The polyester dresses are likely still fully intact in some landfill site. Thankfully, standard work uniforms were ditched a few years after I started working.
FIVE PLACES I HAVE LIVED
- Pretoria, South Africa (birthplace)
- Durban, South Africa (early school years)
- Aurora, Ontario
- Toronto, Ontario
- Kitchener, Ontario
WHAT I WAS DOING 10 YEARS AGO
Working full time in the community as a Home Care physiotherapist in the best job I ever had. The positions were eliminated in 2000 thanks to an ongoing effort to privatize government jobs. My other best job at the same time was raising three daughters.
FIVE SNACKS I ENJOY
- Peanut Butter (all natural please)
- Dark Chocolate (Dove, Ritter, Lindt)
- Crisp apples and other fruit
- Hovis biscuits (with tea of course)
- Trail mix ( almonds, cashews, dried fruit, sunflower seeds)
THINGS I WOULD DO IF I WERE A BILLIONAIRE
I would set up a number of trust funds for family and my favourite charities. I would buy a modest dwelling near a large body of water and get my husband a good fishing boat. I really am not ready to retire because I love what I do, but would look for a position that gave me ample opportunity to travel.
FIVE JOBS THAT I HAVE HAD
- Candy Striper (teen volunteer at North York General Hospital)
- Librarian's Assistant in the University Medical Library
- Physiotherapist for the past 30 plus years now
THREE OF MY BAD HABITS (according to my daughter)
- Procrastination (just certain things, never things I enjoy doing). I filed my income tax last night though, three whole days early and a day earlier than last year.
- I have an "evil mom" look that is supposedly scary, especially to small, misbehaving children. I inherited this look from my father.
- I lose track of time. I don't wear a watch and if I start wandering around a trail on a nice day, I may not come back for hours. I guess this is related to bad habit one, but I am not habitually late for work or appointments.