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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
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

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