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Learning to be Kinder
Saturday, January 27, 2018      33 comments

Kindness. The older I get the more I believe kindness is the fundamental ethical value. And learning to be kind? A life long process. Our beloved aged golden retriever, Charlie, has taught me a lot about being kind. He has prob... Read more
AWOL
Friday, January 26, 2018      20 comments

It's sunny. And mild here today: +2C. I coulda kept on working. But: I didn't. Came home, changed into my cords and warm sweater and jacket and took a brisk walk for about one and a quarter hours. Not enough snow for XC s... Read more
The Dorito Effect: Shout out to GENIE-B
Thursday, January 25, 2018      24 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6455859 Such a fascinating series of blogs reviewing The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker!!! GENIE-B is offering a real service to Sparkies, summarizi... Read more
Carpe Diem
Wednesday, January 24, 2018      28 comments

There was a tiny sliver of "nice" weather yesterday: +4C and sunny. And: it coincided with a break in my schedule. So I grabbed it for a lunch walk!! A hairy woodpecker! And some lively chickadees buzzing around in a happy little flock. ... Read more
Dramatic Weather
Tuesday, January 23, 2018      21 comments

We had bucketing rain AND lightening about 2:30 a.m., sustained for quite a while -- and although there's still a bit of snow out there this morning, it's mostly giant puddles. Not freezing rain thankfully because I'd like to get to the office.... Read more
"Lose 50% more with Premium"
Monday, January 22, 2018      26 comments

That was the enticing promise on my Start page this morning. Didn't click to open the link but . . . I'm maybe a bit sceptical. I'm not a Premium member. But I can remember when Spark didn't offer an option for evading advertisements an... Read more
Delights: 1CRAZYDOG!
Sunday, January 21, 2018      21 comments

Today for some reason my mouse is not permitting me to "right click" and "cut and paste": but I really wanted to provide the link to 1CRAZYDOG's "quote of the day" on her status post from Jo Lena Johnson. So this is not an exact quote! "We... Read more
A Long Day . . .
Saturday, January 20, 2018      26 comments

. . . stretches out enjoyably ahead of me. I was up early early because DH needed to head to the city for a day long program . . . And so I've already got three loads of laundry done and will be at the gym at close to 9 am. Plenty of tim... Read more
Weight Loss Plateau and Strength Training
Thursday, January 18, 2018      26 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/th
e-hidden-causes-for-weight
-loss-plateaus/article37591332/ Leslie Beck is "Canada's leading nutritionist" and writes a regular column for the Toronto Globe and Ma... Read more
NUOVAELLE and the 5%
Wednesday, January 17, 2018      35 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6451646 What a great blog by veteran (almost 9 year) Sparkie NUOVAELLE who writes very movingly about what it takes to MAINtain weight loss. Only... Read more
50,000
Tuesday, January 16, 2018      28 comments

Yes, I KNOW that (according to Trivia A) that's the average number of calories people burn cleaning their houses each year. OK then: there have to be quite a few house proud persons out there burning well in excess of the average . . . be... Read more
Blue Monday
Monday, January 15, 2018      19 comments

www.thestar.com/life/201
6/01/18/blue-monday-5-thin
gs-about-the-years-most-de
pressing-day.html The third Monday in January: the most depressing day in the year? I've got my daylight on -- it's cold and gre... Read more
Supper Soup!!
Sunday, January 14, 2018      23 comments

Decided on a pot of chicken noodle soup with broad egg noodles, lots of celery and carrots, mushrooms and fresh dill plus poultry seasoning, peas and green beans: and a little finely chopped red pepper just for colour. Can't think of the last t... Read more
Hit the Gym . . .
Saturday, January 13, 2018      21 comments

After three loads of laundry -- including sewing a button back on a favourite thick red cotton sweater. It was sunny here but still WAY too cold for XC skiing: high of -16C. And some wind. So: elliptical, upper and lower body ST and s... Read more
Much Better: And An Uncharacteristic Religious Reflection!
Friday, January 12, 2018      22 comments

Yup, back on track yesterday. Even at that arsenic hour of arriving at home with will power exhausted: managed to put the stewp in the microwave and EXIT the kitchen while it heated. And then got myself stuck into the Spanish lesson. ... Read more

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