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MAID
Friday, January 24, 2020      19 comments

Medical assistance in dying. www.cbc.ca/news/politics
/medical-assistance-dying-
survey-response-1.5434832 If you are a Canadian, the federal government is seeking your input on legislative reform relating to a... Read more
Auschwitz
Thursday, January 23, 2020      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
canada/article-auschwitz-7
5-years-later-what-canadas
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schwitz-75-years-later-Uni
versal-lessons-615013 ... Read more
Families!!
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      28 comments

I've just been reading Joanna Trollope's 2011 novel, Daughters-in-law. It's essentially about a mother of three adult sons and her difficulties in recognizing that she cannot micromanage her sons' relationships with their wives. No matter how ... Read more
Signs of . . . Spring?
Tuesday, January 21, 2020      29 comments

Well, on January 21 in Canada, "spring" would be excessively optimistic, even for perennially optimistic me. But: I am hearing much more activity from the crows. They stay all winter: but in the past few days they have been cawing loudly... Read more
All Through the House
Monday, January 20, 2020      29 comments

Hyacinth!! I love that smell and I absolutely associate it with this time of the year. Never want to be without a hyacinth in bloom! On Saturday I bought two fresh pots to have "in reserve": choosing a white one and a blue one both wit... Read more
Snow Day!
Sunday, January 19, 2020      25 comments

I really enjoyed everybody's comments on my dishwasher blog!! It seems dishwashing memories are something many of us have. When DH and I first married we had no dishwasher -- and in fact this was a little point of contention between us. ... Read more
Dishwasher
Saturday, January 18, 2020      32 comments

Our (new last winter with the reno) dishwasher is on the fritz. Needs a new pump??? Already??? Apparently a rare problem. Fixable and under warranty too . . . but we've been waiting since shortly after Christmas day, first to get the service ... Read more
More Peace by Chocolate!
Friday, January 17, 2020      26 comments

Sorry that yesterday's link didn't load for some of you . . . the Tareq Hadhad story (a Syrian refugee having lost everything, in Canada just four years, re-established his Damascus family chocolate business in Antigonish and yesterday became a ... Read more
Peace By Chocolate!
Thursday, January 16, 2020      28 comments

www.theloop.ca/watch/new
s/canada/the-syrian-refuge
e-who-founded-peace-by-cho
colate-becomes-canadian-ci
tizen/6122862515001/165580
3376354305800/your-morning What a sweet story about a Syrian refugee who re... Read more
Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again!
Wednesday, January 15, 2020      39 comments

My appointment with my doctor yesterday, reviewing the results of December's bone density scan, was really encouraging. It appears that every measure of my bone density has improved from the base test in 2014 and after a spontaneous fractu... Read more
Living In My Body
Monday, January 13, 2020      24 comments

Yes, intuitive eating/intermittent fasting went better yesterday with a return to my basic exercise program. I feel I'm back living in my body again . . . and really, what alternative is there? Whether I acknowledge it or not? Also got ... Read more
Back to the Basic
Sunday, January 12, 2020      32 comments

“Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien." (The best is the enemy of the good.) Voltaire, of course. And something I know full well. But seem to need to relearn. Over and over again. Before Christmas I'd blogged about how I didn't intend to ... Read more
X-TREME Weather Coming Up!
Saturday, January 11, 2020      33 comments

We're expecting torrential rains all day -- already started -- with possible flooding. Thankful our house is high on a hill. Then changing to freezing rain. Now that hill looks problematic!! It would be a good idea to get all chor... Read more
Catch up?
Friday, January 10, 2020      31 comments

I know, I know. We cannot every really catch up on missed sleep from a place of chronic sleep deprivation. But still . . . I feel so much more alert and present this morning after a long sleep last night reknit all my sleeves right d... Read more
Lit Up!
Thursday, January 09, 2020      31 comments

It was a long long day yesterday. Henry was not with me at work . . . and it was dark when we got home. Christmas lights are mostly down on our street. But we took Henry out for a night walk, lit up by his neon blue collar and neon ... Read more

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