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Favourite Day of the Year??
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      23 comments

Christmas here was exceptionally mellow and peaceful. And I loved every minute. I have a fierce new light-weight power hand saw (and was out pruning a new sight line for hanging a new woodpecker feeder!! Plus removing some pesky branches ... Read more
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
Monday, December 25, 2017      19 comments

Wishing all Sparkies who celebrate Christmas a happy day. It is beautiful here: alternating snow showers and bright sunshine, peace and merriment. And wishing all Sparkies all the best in 2018!... Read more
31st Christmas
Sunday, December 24, 2017      23 comments

This is our 31st Christmas in this elderly shabby Victorian house -- which comes into its own at Christmas time. The stained glass Gothic windows with their heart and bird motifs, the tall herringbone wooden doors with their cast-bronze ... Read more
What a Difference a Day Makes . . . .
Saturday, December 23, 2017      27 comments

My goodness, look at the reduction in swelling day two post fall! I attribute my rapid healing to a nutrition-dense diet AND all of your kindly mes... Read more
My Turn . . . Oh Well
Friday, December 22, 2017      43 comments

Several Sparkie friends have experienced injuries due to falls. Yesterday was my turn. I tripped over some broken asphalt in a parking lot and lan... Read more
The Darkest Evening of the Year
Thursday, December 21, 2017      19 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
uMZo1UrSoxc Rebecca Jones sings Frost's poem, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening . . . December 21st. The days are getting longer!!... Read more
Visiting my doctor this morning . . .
Monday, December 18, 2017      24 comments

. . . and she told me that yes indeed that broken foot in August signaled osteoporosis confirmed by the bone density scan. So I'll be taking more calcium and Vitamin D and another medication to help improve their absorption. Oh well oh well, b... Read more
Bonus Blog: SHOUT OUT and FAREWELL TO _LINDA!
Sunday, December 17, 2017      18 comments

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al.asp?blog_id=6440964 One of my very favourite Sparkies is leaving us. _LINDA is an amazing human being who's been a seven year maintainer here at Spark ... Read more
Non, je ne suis pas bilangue . . . .
Sunday, December 17, 2017      15 comments

(Nope, I'm not bilingual). I'm pretty sure all anglo-Canadians study some French at school but my French isn't very good. I can read a bit and understand a bit and speak a bit and my French does improve fairly rapidly if I'm travelling in ... Read more
Mon pays c'est l'hiver
Saturday, December 16, 2017      16 comments

My country is not a county, it is winter. Pretty much an alternate Canadian national anthem: and here's Gilles Vigneault belting it out (just scrol... Read more
Sprinting Towards Bethlehem
Friday, December 15, 2017      23 comments

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ming With apologies to Joan Didion AND Joni Mitchell AND of course William Butler Yeats . . . I'm not "slouching" but sprinting and quite joyously! I've been wo... Read more
I'm allergic to that . . . .
Thursday, December 14, 2017      32 comments

"I'm allergic to that, I break out in fat." Shout out to SLENDERELLA who suggests this response to seasonal food pushers!!... Read more
Wrap-up: Gabriel #8
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      17 comments

There's so much more in the Gabriel method and I know I'll be thinking about it (and experimenting with it) going forward! Although quite probably NOT purchasing any of the many items available on line in his store (including a one month ... Read more
Positive Stress: Gabriel #7
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      16 comments

[Thanks to _LINDA for noticing an omission (mine) from the Jon Gabriel non-diet nutrition plan: probiotics. He DOES recommend them . . . gotta say, I'm not so keen on buying supplements. Stood and looked at 'em at my grocery store pharmacy and... Read more
Why Diets Don's Work: Gabriel #6
Monday, December 11, 2017      24 comments

Jon Gabriel has a LOT of detailed info about what to eat and what not to eat in his (free) download book, The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary Diet-Free Method to Lose Weight. Yeah. So: if most diets are about eating fewer calories... Read more

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