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Overheard at the Gym . . .
Monday, October 10, 2016      19 comments

Two guys on cardio machines next to the lat pull down where I'm just finishing up are chatting. Guy one, "There's hardly anybody here today. Place is just about empty. Just a few guys over there." I look around, he's right . . . bunch... Read more
Hygge: Pronounce "Hue-geh"
Sunday, October 09, 2016      29 comments

www.bbc.com/news/magazin
e-34345791 As the days get shorter, I've been reading more and more about "hygge". There's lots of info out there on the internet. It's a Danish concept which translates as "well-being" of ... Read more
Beyond a Food Bank -- Dignity in Philanthropy
Saturday, October 08, 2016      8 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
news/toronto/eaterys-curre
ncy-concept-brings-hope-to
-hamiltons-barton-street-e
ast/article32297892/?cmpid
=rss1&click=dlvr.it What a great concept!! Healthy menu, people getting to... Read more
Happy and Healthy
Friday, October 07, 2016      14 comments

Short article says that having a happy spouse is likely to make me more healthy. www.newschannel10.com/st
ory/33271347/a-happy-spous
e-may-keep-you-healthy OK then. Presumably the reverse is true -- and I'm pr... Read more
Goldfinch
Thursday, October 06, 2016      25 comments

There's a whole flock of goldfinches which have found the birdfeeders outside my office window. Now in subtle fall plumage, grey and olive wit... Read more
As Good As It Gets???
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/this-is-probably-the-
least-youll-weigh-all-year
-sorry/article32231772/?cm
pid=rss1&click=sf_globe Early October . . . . that's statistically the time... Read more
Behavioural Economics and Exercise
Tuesday, October 04, 2016      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/less-pain-more-gain-h
ow-memory-affects-your-wor
kout/article32169374/ Doesn't that header sound a bit daunting? But the concept is intuitively correct a... Read more
A break!
Monday, October 03, 2016      22 comments

Last week I was away with DH for fall birding -- checked in to Spark, got lots of exercise (which I tracked) but didn't track my food. First break since last February -- our planned spring birding was not possible because of a little office cri... Read more
Turn Myself Around
Sunday, October 02, 2016      25 comments

Always set to thinking by Sparkie blogs. AUTIEJ is leaving temporarily for some "existentialist maintenance". And LEANJEAN6 makes a return to the Hokey Pokey clinic which is for me at the very core of existentialist maintenance. It was Sa... Read more
Stress and Diet
Friday, September 30, 2016      23 comments

Couple of interesting articles in my newspaper today. The first debunked the expectation our lives should be (can be) stress free. We've translated normal worry and stress into a "clinical" issue: we need to recharacterize indicators of st... Read more
Local Food
Thursday, September 29, 2016      19 comments

This is the time of year when the local foods are at their most plentiful. Went to the supermarket -- most everything imported. OK, I can accept that for oranges and bananas: they don't grow here any time of year. But: imported appl... Read more
Stitch in Time
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      18 comments

A button came off my short olive green rain coat: a distinctive button. If I lost it, I'd need to replace a whole buncha buttons. Buttons down the front AND buttons on the sleeves and pocket flaps. Maybe 12 buttons?? And so I went into a... Read more
Gorgeous Fall Day
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      16 comments

And I'm sneaking off to play golf. Yay!! Going to take my binoculars too, for a little covert bird watching. The blue jays are flocking (mine stay all winter but plenty are less hardy and depart). I'm also seeing lots of hawks gathering f... Read more
Funny Guy
Monday, September 26, 2016      17 comments

I am wearing my maple leaf pants again (feeling pretty patriotic, actually: Kate, who's visiting BC, was wearing a red and white dress today which the fashion press described as a tribute to Canada . . . ). DH just poured me a glass of win... Read more
Wet pants!!
Sunday, September 25, 2016      26 comments

Last night DH and I went to a memorial supper for a deceased colleague held in a large tent at a golf club. An informal and convivial "celebration" type event/fund raiser for the local hospital. DH bought me a glass of wine . . . and the... Read more

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