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Gentle Rain
Saturday, July 11, 2020      24 comments

Although we've had severe weather warnings -- and having survived a severe tornado back in 1985, I take them seriously for sure!! -- our rain, once it started, has been gentle. A little sprinkle Friday . . . and then rain starting sometime... Read more
Hot Hot Hot
Friday, July 10, 2020      36 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
xhs3Qklz5a0 Yes, it's too darn hot . . . sing it Ella!! Love those Cole Porter lyrics!! And you may remind me of my complaint in February!! Dear Henry prefers to sit on the cold cemen... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts AVOID Frailty
Thursday, July 09, 2020      37 comments

www.cfn-nce.ca/frailty-m
atters/avoid-frailty/ A full 81% of Canadians who've died so far from COVID-19 were residents of long term care homes. No question: we need to improve our standards of care in these resid... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To Track Or Not To Track . . . ???? Shout Out to JEANKNEE!!
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      30 comments

I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blog -- where I celebrated how DOVES EYES so neatly linked resilience to more intuitive nutrition approaches. And that evoked a really interesting comment from JEANKNEE!! With all her scientif... Read more
Shout out to DOVES EYES on Resilience!!
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      23 comments

I really appreciated the wisdom of DOVES EYE's comment on that resilience blog yesterday! She wrote: "Resilience has only come in the last decade for me, in working on my weight it exposed my thoughts and feelings about myself. Was I the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Resilience
Monday, July 06, 2020      51 comments

We hear a lot about resilience as something we "should" cultivate. Collectively and individually. Earnestly and diligently. The economy "should" bounce back when we "return to normal" -- a normal that we may yearn for nostalgically, that ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Silly Little Pleasures!!
Sunday, July 05, 2020      33 comments

This isn't going to be a kayaking opportunity soon . . . DH is tap dancing to beat the band, meeting urgent++ deadlines: and I've been there myself and I know just what it feels like. (And: I'm helping all I can, both with the professional stuf... Read more
Happy Independence Day, American Spark Friends!!
Saturday, July 04, 2020      28 comments

emoticon American Sparkies' expressions of good will to Canada on Canada Day July 1st were so much appreciate... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Treats!!
Friday, July 03, 2020      33 comments

A Sparkie friend blogged recently about not going to MacDonald's for her usual breakfast -- and how hard it was to substitute in eggs or oatmeal prepared at home, even though that would be faster and less expensive for her. I commented th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Quiet quiet quiet
Thursday, July 02, 2020      35 comments

Such a quiet Canada Day here yesterday!! (And thank you, Sparkies, for all your good wishes for Canada!!) We were mostly at home. DH (who hasn't yet retired . . . still working until December 31) is tap dancing to meet various urgent dea... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I AM CANADIAN!!!
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      50 comments

It's Canada Day!! Canada is 153 years old!! But my Canadian flag flies every day on my front verandah . . . and in my heart too!! I'm singing... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Just another day . . ..
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      49 comments

. . . . maybe not in Paradise, but still in this very nice part of the world! It's hot and sunny. I've been out watering plants, on the front verandah and front flower beds and back deck and high deck, And trying to teach Henry ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Kayaking!!!
Monday, June 29, 2020      31 comments

Yesterday, we finally got out for the first kayak of the season!! And . . . once we'd hauled our kayaks out of the garage (they are bright blue "Lifetime Lotus" from Costco, so pretty but little more than adult toys) we had to acknowledge o... Read more
Asymptomatic COVID-19 and "Immunity Passports"
Sunday, June 28, 2020      32 comments

ca.news.yahoo.com/asympt
omatic-covid-19-findings-d
im-080000191.html I think many of us have been hoping that those who contracted COVID-19 without symptoms would have acquired immunity. And that those who reco... Read more
Making Decisions as the Economy Reopens
Saturday, June 27, 2020      38 comments

On both sides of the border, we're seeing a sharp uptick in COVID-19 cases with the reopening of the economy. People are perhaps becoming complacent about their chances of getting ill . . .or just tired of the lock down . . . or just ready for... Read more

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