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Happiness and Relationships: Shout Out to JHADZHIA!
Thursday, June 28, 2018      21 comments

www.ted.com/talks/robert
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ongest_study_on_happiness Robert Waldinger's TED talk on happiness and relationships is fascinating. What makes us happy? Not be... Read more
Rainy Day
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      25 comments

Yes, forecast is for rain all day (with thunder storms in the afternoon, poor Charlie!) We had scheduled golf with an old friend after work: but unless there's a drastic change, I think rescheduling will be in order. Oh well oh well. Ma... Read more
Happiness: shout out to 1CRAZYDOG
Tuesday, June 26, 2018      25 comments

"Happiness isn’t excitement. It’s not even an emotion. Happiness is a state of no-resistance, of acceptance of what is. Marilu Holmes" I enjoy 1CRAZYDOG's quotes every day: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=1CRAZYDOG ... Read more
We Have Flowers . . . .
Monday, June 25, 2018      22 comments

I was able to find some hanging baskets for the verandah and back deck. And (at another plant nursery) some flower boxes for the verandah and high deck. And (at a third nursery) some healthy looking geraniums to plant in the trampled-on flower... Read more
George Pransky: "It's Just Like a Movie"
Sunday, June 24, 2018      16 comments

pranskyandassociates.com
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eorges-story-chap-3-and-41.pdf This is a long long article written by George Pransky about his experience in completely scrapping his "... Read more
Flowers???
Saturday, June 23, 2018      19 comments

My verandah is ready now for hanging baskets and even some window boxes if I can find 'em at the plant nursery!! It's so late in the season: there is probably not a lot left. But I'm going to head out for a look this morning, and then to the g... Read more
Happy Anniversary!
Friday, June 22, 2018      32 comments

Yup, changed up my "info" page to read "39 years" married today. (And that handsome guy TUFFMUFFIN on my friends list? The DH himself: regularly monitoring and recording his weight and occasionally reading a blog or two of mine . . . but oth... Read more
Verandaaaaaah!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2018      26 comments

Yes!! White and green paint gleaming . . . over the freshly restored carpentry. Me, Charlie, coffee in a bright red mug. Mock orange and Bessie rose fragrance wafting through the air. Bird song: cardinals. Canadian flag flying pr... Read more
Fragrance!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      34 comments

I stepped out my door this morning at dawn into a world of fragrance. My palest pink floppy rugosas (the ones I call my "Bessie" roses, after the first owner of my old old house). And: some mock orange too. Ohhhhhhhhh. Inhali... Read more
Reno Report!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      25 comments

Remember May West saying she likes a man who takes his time? Well, she undoubtedly would have loved all the guys who've been working on our house: the outdoor carpentry restoration and exterior painting AND the third floor bathroom rescue.... Read more
Right Call
Monday, June 18, 2018      25 comments

A low key day yesterday turned out to be just the right thing. It was so hot here that the appeal of exercise outdoors was fairly low! DH opted to spend a good part of his Father's Day watching the American Open (and yes, absolutely he's entit... Read more
It will be hot . . .
Sunday, June 17, 2018      21 comments

. . . and humid here today: with thunderstorms scheduled for tomorrow. And I am feeling totally lazy, after a busy week and a busy Saturday (yes: all the usuals --laundry, gym, library, groceries.) What's up for today? I still do nee... Read more
Now/I am almost entirely love
Saturday, June 16, 2018      22 comments

This morning I came across this wonderful poem by American poet Hayden Carruth: new to me (and, I think, quite as marvellous as Mary Oliver -- another great American poet). "Testament" captures something of my current mood -- Partially a re... Read more
Indoor Gardening!
Friday, June 15, 2018      19 comments

Very little opportunity to garden at my house so far this summer with the major exterior renovations still underway (yes yes: it WILL be lovely!! Eventually!!) But gardening (and this is despite my seriously arthritic hands which make me fe... Read more
How's it Going? 3PGC and Weight
Thursday, June 14, 2018      22 comments

/www.sparkpeople.com/myp
age_public_journal_individ
ual.asp?blog_id=6497655 Linked above is an earlier blog about the application of the Three Principles to weight issues. (And yes, that blog in turn linked to three ... Read more

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