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Drats!
Monday, February 22, 2021      16 comments

It takes two to Tango and now I can tell you that it also takes two to hang a shower curtain rod! Since being on my own I have learned all sorts of tricks to accomplish tasks without help until now. I speak not of a tension rod but a lovely cu... Read more
Pondering Words
Saturday, February 20, 2021      14 comments

I am "confined" to indoors today, it is cold, snowing and I am being a wuss. emoticon It is giving me time to thi... Read more
A Creature of Habit
Sunday, February 14, 2021      6 comments

Earlier this week the Spark member POLSKARENIA posted a blog "Variety is the Spice of Life. https://www.sparkpeople.
com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=6736871 She wrote about hitting a plateau in her weight ... Read more
Another Candle
Wednesday, February 03, 2021      21 comments

I was born in an Alberta blizzard 74 years ago today; roads were impassable so my dad took my mom to the hospital by horse and sleigh. Both he and the horse were in a lather while my mom stayed snug under a buffalo hide. All these years later ... Read more
23 Days
Wednesday, January 27, 2021      13 comments

Alcohol free with no cravings. I will enjoy some wine when I celebrate my birthday next week but then it will be back to abstaining again. The money saved has bought a reserve pair of running shoes; I took advantage of a Sportchek sale that sa... Read more
Another Week Bites the Dust
Tuesday, January 19, 2021      16 comments

Week #2 of Dry January is done. This past weekend was so tempting but after arguing back and forth with myself I made it through. Herbal tea (cranberry is my fave) is perfect for the cold days we are now experiencing. Sleep just gets better e... Read more
One Down
Monday, January 11, 2021      13 comments

Thanks to a timely blog by Sparker KAYOTIC I am participating in "Dry January" and today marks the beginning of my second week of the challenge. Already I am seeing and feeling changes in my body (and mind). 1. Wonderful restorative sleep- m... Read more
The Beginning
Sunday, December 27, 2020      18 comments

January 1, 2017. I returned to Spark after a 6 year hiatus; a 6 year span of building a new home, travelling to the US and then England as my daughter studied at Auburn and then got her first job, facing my husband's diagnosis of prostate canc... Read more
Linus and Lucy
Sunday, December 20, 2020      10 comments

Performed by the Jerry Grenelli Trio in Halifax. Drummer Grenelli is the only remaining member of the original Vince Guaraldi Trio and he has lived here in Nova Scotia for many years. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=pMiDBWklv... Read more
It Never Ends
Tuesday, December 15, 2020      13 comments

My daily "dance", for good reason, never ends. I am writing about my absolute need to do ROM, balance and stretch exercises EVERY day. My need to lubricate joints that in the past have been injured, some more than once. My need to remain agil... Read more
What If?
Sunday, December 13, 2020      14 comments

I'm just in from a very long walk; it's +11C (50+F) here in Nova Scotia and very green. Of that I am glad as I don't have to worry about icy walkways. (A friend in Ontario fell this week and snapped her femur, black ice came right up and grabbe... Read more
CPR Strawberries (AKA Prunes)
Thursday, November 12, 2020      11 comments

Stewed prunes made with lemon juice and peel were a mainstay of our winter diet when I was a kid. Fresh fruit was not readily available and much of our produce came by rail (CPR- Canadian Pacific Railway). Turns out my mom was onto a good thin... Read more
Straightening Nails
Monday, November 09, 2020      12 comments

I grew up on a small family farm in central Alberta. My parents were married during the Great Depression and lived with rationing during WWII, they learned the hard way about how to be thrifty and were early recyclers and re-users. I was an "o... Read more
Germy?
Saturday, October 31, 2020      9 comments

We are all ( I hope) very aware of COVID protocols and many of us have questions about the safety of going out to shop. CBC's Marketplace did some "digging" into the cleanliness of grocery stores here in Canada and revealed what the dirtiest sp... Read more
Comfortable in Our Own Skin, Part 2
Friday, October 30, 2020      10 comments

On August 21 I shared the story of the Nova Scotia woman who had bilateral mastectomies and decided against reconstructive surgery. Her story and her determination has spread worldwide since and today I share a sequel to the the story of her jo... Read more

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