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Skating? Not so much!
Sunday, January 30, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday, I had plans to go skating mid-afternoon with a friend. She and I took lessons together, but I've had a ton more practice. Anyway, I bundled up and headed downtown (a 2 hour trip from home on public transit), met her at the ... Read more
Oh, did I mention I love ice skating?
Friday, January 28, 2011      2 comments

emoticon Right. It feels like that's all I write about these days. Oh, wait. That IS all I writ... Read more
Backwards crossovers!
Thursday, January 27, 2011      1 comments

I've been watching YouTube recently, trying to figure out how to do backwards crossovers. Watched all the tips from the ExpertVillage guys ... my favourites are these two:... Read more
Brrrr!
Monday, January 24, 2011      2 comments

This morning was C O L D !!! I was in the groove, so just woke up, got dressed and headed out the door, was at the skating rink by 7. Yiiiii. It was COOOOOOLD! I did skate, but it was far from a good skate this morning, all the little ... Read more
And another week of skating!
Saturday, January 22, 2011      3 comments

Yep. Been doing LOTS of that! Every morning this week, I left home at 5:30 a.m., got to the rink by 6:52, and was on the ice by 6:55. And every morning I skated... Read more
A week of skating!
Sunday, January 16, 2011      3 comments

Well, ALMOST a week. I went every day ... Sunday through Thursday - and I can definitely feel the improvement! I'm still very much a beginner at ice skating, but it's a fun new hobby, which means I will be motivated to do it a while longer,... Read more
Another fun day!
Thursday, January 06, 2011      3 comments

Today, I didn't have a half-day at work. But I still wanted to skate. So I left home early. Out the door by 6, at the rink by 7:20 (never mind, I know I have a long commute). By the time I got the skates laced up, it was 7:25. ... Read more
Some days are just so ...
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      2 comments

... perfect! Really. :) I know everyone has their own definition of perfect - my idea of perfection seems to hinge on being able to do a variety of things I enjoy doing. Take today, for example. It started at midnight. While... Read more
Setting goals again.
Saturday, January 01, 2011      3 comments

Believe me, I don't want to. I hate the whole goal-setting process. At many levels, my brain just goes "Gaaaah!" at the thought of setting a goal and working to achieve it. I am the poster-child for contrarian. However. ... Read more
Red Riding Hood!
Monday, December 27, 2010      9 comments

Actually, it's more of a pimp jacket. :) Long, though. So maybe a pimp coat? It's RED. It's shearling - soft leather, woolly on the inside. And it's ALL mine! ... Read more
Less is mo'?
Sunday, November 07, 2010      4 comments

To me, every time I look at the acronym, NaNoWriMo, the last two syllables spell: Write More. And yet, my nature is that of a determined procrastinator. Oh, I fi... Read more
And so it begins ...
Monday, November 01, 2010      5 comments

NaNoWriMo 2010, that is. What is it? You can find out at www.nanowrimo.org/ Basically, a month of story-writing fun. Or chaos. Or drudgery. ... Read more
October in Review
Sunday, October 31, 2010      3 comments

That, in a nutshell, is what October was like. I know, the chart actually starts at the tail end of September. Purely by design, because if you look at October's actual pr... Read more
Sausage-gate
Saturday, October 30, 2010      2 comments

There you have it. One of my favourite breakfast options - sausage and scrambled eggs. Just ONE of those sausages is 370 calories. I *have* been known to someti... Read more
The THIRTEEN-minute mile!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      7 comments

Okay, at least once each weekday, I walk to or from the bus stop that will get me on or off the bus to the subway. Since I am usually hurrying in the morning, it takes less time on the way out than on the way back, somewhere between 18 and 25 mi... Read more

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