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And Back to Work!
Monday, September 25, 2017      3 comments

I know I've got a busy week ahead -- with a difficult matter tomorrow (for which I need to prepare today) and a line up of appointments all week. The thing is: to hold onto the benefits of the break. To apply the wisdom of the beach ... Read more
Back From My Break
Sunday, September 24, 2017      24 comments

DH and I have just returned from a week away. We had a lovely time, staying in our usual fall haven -- and did not bird (much) or kayak (at all) to give my broken foot an optimal opportunity to heal. Lots of reading (more Elizabeth Strout... Read more
No worries . . .
Tuesday, September 19, 2017      17 comments

. . . taking a brief Spark semi-break. Still lurking and will be back in full force!!... Read more
No worries . . .
Tuesday, September 19, 2017      9 comments

. . . taking a brief Spark semi-break. Still lurking and will be back in full force!!... Read more
No worries . . .
Tuesday, September 19, 2017      7 comments

. . . taking a brief Spark semi-break. Still lurking and will be back in full force!!... Read more
Why I'm Not on Facebook
Saturday, September 16, 2017      36 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
authors/elizabeth-renzetti Nope, I cannot provide the link to this article by Elizabeth Renzetti which identifies Facebook as the most intrusive instrument of surveillance in the world -- FAR mor... Read more
Come From Away: 9/11
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      19 comments

[See below: 1CRAZYDOG says "Kleenex warning needed"!!!] ca.yahoo.com/news/trudea
u-marks-9-11-anniversary-1
50000840.html There's a wonderful Canadian musical called Come From Away. It celebrates the hospi... Read more
Slow and Steady
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      19 comments

beta.theglobeandmail.com
/life/health-and-fitness/h
ealth/leslie-beck-slow-and
-steady-wins-the-weight-lo
ss-race/article36217687/?r
ef=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& Nothing new for us Sparkies in this Lesl... Read more
Women, Health, Aging
Monday, September 11, 2017      23 comments

beta.theglobeandmail.com
/life/health-and-fitness/h
ealth/the-case-for-women-s
pecific-advice-on-staying-
healthy-as-theyage/article
36201303/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& So much health advice has bee... Read more
Thigh Gap and Thigh Rash
Sunday, September 10, 2017      22 comments

When I weighed 90 pounds more than I do now (and yes yes yes: I'm pleased to report I'm MAINtaining despite the broken foot!) one of the great miseries was thigh rash. From my thighs rubbing together. Especially in the hot summer when I ... Read more
Wonderful Sparkies!
Saturday, September 09, 2017      21 comments

Oh my goodness I appreciated all the kind support and excellent suggestions on yesterday's whine blog. Thank you!! What a great group of people here at Spark! And of course today IS a new day and I'm feeling much more like me!! I've d... Read more
OK, Some Whining Justified . . .
Friday, September 08, 2017      29 comments

I've been a bit exasperated with myself: ongoing whining about my painful (broken) foot. (And not even an exciting adventure story: just sitting on the verandah and stood up on it funny on August 19). But when I went yesterday for follow-... Read more
Barbuda Birding
Thursday, September 07, 2017      12 comments

The amazing frigate bird colony, which we visited in winter 2016 on a day excursion from Antigua; and the endemic Barbuda warbler: ... Read more
Upping the Protein
Thursday, September 07, 2017      22 comments

Yup, I'm wrestling with cravings. Work is stressful and I wanna stress eat. So: I'm upping the protein. Egg white omelette for breakfast with a full cup of egg white plus cherry tomato, spinach, mushroom, goat cheese. Spinach a... Read more
From the Library . . .
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      25 comments

I love to read. Of course I read a lotta nonfiction for work . . . constantly updating. But mostly what I love to read for recreation is NOT "literature". I favour "commercial fiction". AKA chick lit. Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly, Penny V... Read more

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