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Ate Too Much
Thursday, January 11, 2018      29 comments

Did I eat too much yesterday? Yes, I did. Sigh. At what time of day? My usual. When I got in the door after work feeling stressed. Was my supper soup ready? Yes it was. Delicious healthy beef stewp with parsnips and carrots and l... Read more
Clean Eating, Clean Thinking
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      31 comments

I'm realizing that "diet" (a word many of us don't much like) has been replaced in the vocabularies of lots of millennials with the term "clean eating". Ignoring the prevalent fast-food culture. Eating unprocessed plant-based and organic foods ... Read more
Neuroscience and Eating
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      23 comments

Such an interesting article in today's Globe and Mail concerning Rachel Hertz's research on the neuroscience of eating control. Three key takeaways? "Healthy" labels may make us think we can eat MORE of the food: and that might ... Read more
Full of Zest!
Monday, January 08, 2018      23 comments

And not just the orange zest in my beef stew! I feel thoroughly rested after a pretty lazy weekend and ready to roar into a pretty busy week. Lots of interesting stuff simmering away . . . Treated myself and DH to some new hiking boo... Read more
Sundays are good too . . .
Sunday, January 07, 2018      17 comments

Managed to get out the door yesterday long enough to return some beautiful sheepskin slippers my DH had given me. (They were "size 10" but not remotely large enough for my giant feet: a replacement pair has been ordered in size herring box!!). A... Read more
Love Saturday Mornings
Saturday, January 06, 2018      23 comments

It's brilliantly sunny and brutally cold here. Everything outside is sparkling with deep blue shadows. And the birds are enjoying our feeders. I'm not planning on going anywhere or doing anything for as long as possible! (Other than th... Read more
Re-Entry
Friday, January 05, 2018      21 comments

Wow, that first full day back at "work work" reminds me that work is called work because it IS work. Yeah. Not profound but I tend to forget that! Good thing this will be a short week . . . and that today looks a bit easier!!... Read more
Like a Machete Through the Jungle
Thursday, January 04, 2018      25 comments

That's the sensation I'm experiencing in my brain as I attempt to revive/learn a bit of Spanish in prep for a hoped-for birding vacay. In fact maybe a series of birding vacays in Spanish speaking Latin American countries over the next couple ye... Read more
Back in the Groove
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      18 comments

I've worked part time only the past couple of days: did some court stuff and then came home rather than heading to the office (although I've kept on top of emails). But DS departs very early tomorrow morning and I've got a full day of work line... Read more
January 1st 2018
Monday, January 01, 2018      28 comments

We'll take down our Christmas tree today. It's been exceptionally beautiful -- a Balsam fir, smelling delicious and covered with decorations going back some 40 years now to when DH and I first met each other, added to every year and often with ... Read more
Last Chance at 2017!
Sunday, December 31, 2017      19 comments

A good day rolls out ahead . . . and the last day of 2017. it was a very good year. Stuff happened. Happy times. Lots of learning. Lots to carry forward into 2018.... Read more
Dumb But Lucky
Saturday, December 30, 2017      27 comments

My first post-faceplant workout was yesterday. I took it a bit easy on the cardio -- but completed all my ST at regular weights without difficulty. And then in the locker room I encountered an old friend who's an emergency ward RN a... Read more
Still Enjoying the Holidays
Friday, December 29, 2017      25 comments

I was in the office briefly Wednesday and Thursday and will check in today also . . . but just dealing quickly with tiny issues, no serious "work". And I'm really enjoying the break!! It's too cold here for much outside activity. Pl... Read more
Reassured
Thursday, December 28, 2017      26 comments

Very kind doc at the clinic checked out my eye and assured me that the brow bone (which remains quite numb and painful if pressed) is more likely than not unbroken. Apparently there's a nerve running in that vicinity which probably got a good w... Read more
On Line Booking
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      31 comments

Decided, based upon a Sparkie's knowledgeable advice and Dr. Google AND a few lingering symptoms, that maybe that eye of mine needs to be seen. Maybe there's a broken bone . . . My closest emergency clinic offering x-ray services now offe... Read more

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