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Road Ends
Tuesday, December 11, 2018      19 comments

Women Talking really was superb . . . I finished it yesterday. And (despite the subject matter) not heavy, not depressing. Not at all. Although also not neatly wrapped up in an uplifting finale either . . . And now (unprecedented for me... Read more
Women Talking
Monday, December 10, 2018      20 comments

www.theguardian.com/book
s/2018/aug/18/miriam-toews
-interview-women-talking-m
ennonite I seldom read "literature" (even though I have a couple degrees in it) because so much of "literature" is written in what seem... Read more
Intense Flavour!!
Sunday, December 09, 2018      24 comments

Yes, the scales moved in the right direction for me yesterday at the gym. Thankfully. It is ALWAYS tough to move a few pounds and I expect it will take time . . . but am feeling encouraged. Hope to see another lurch down next Saturday . . . ... Read more
Checking the wardrobe . . .
Saturday, December 08, 2018      22 comments

Yup. No point in having lovely clothes if I cannot wear them with comfort and joy. . And those few up pounds are keeping me from wearing everything I own with comfort and joy. All right then. It will not take much, but I've got... Read more
Jaw Pain
Friday, December 07, 2018      21 comments

Thanks you, Spark friends, for educating me about some of the side effects of that bone density medication that I (guiltily) had stopped taking -- because of nausea and tummy upset. However, I was also experiencing severe jaw pain and stiffness... Read more
Bone Density
Thursday, December 06, 2018      25 comments

Went for my annual bone density scan first thing yesterday morning . . . which was first scheduled after the spontaneous broken foot in August 2017 , , , and apparently I'm no shorter than last year at this time, Which is a good thing! I ... Read more
Re-Characterizing Band Width
Wednesday, December 05, 2018      16 comments

Sometimes just blogging about a problem -- like yesterday's blog about spending my "band width" on exercise and experiencing weight gain -- helps me think it through. And your comments always help too. I did MUCH better with the food yest... Read more
Band Width
Tuesday, December 04, 2018      28 comments

There IS (contemporary brain science tells us) only so much band width to go around. That's why it's hard to focus on two areas of weight maintenance simultaneously. Susan Peirce Thompson of Bright Line Eating, for example, recommends focusin... Read more
Climate and Weather
Monday, December 03, 2018      27 comments

We're having a melty slushy interval here . . . with a brief burst of sunshine late yesterday. And we took advantage of that to go for a brisk walk around the block!! I was wearing my new sheepskin boots barefoot!!! My goodness that was plushy... Read more
Big Heads
Sunday, December 02, 2018      25 comments

I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blog, where I riffed on my difficulties with the Spark Trivia questions (got a couple wrong again this morning . . . ). And joked about how useful this is in combatting my big head so that I can at le... Read more
ONEKIDSMOM Blames WATERMELLEN!!
Saturday, December 01, 2018      25 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6545874 Yes, the OKM blog yesterday made me giggle. She's blaming me for getting her hooked on Trivia A: mostly because I moan about my Trivia A fail... Read more
Narcissus
Thursday, November 29, 2018      23 comments

My first pot of narcissus is in bloom on the kitchen window sill (borrowed image!) And I've just planted up the second pot of four bulbs -- the... Read more
Warm, Dry, Comfy!
Wednesday, November 28, 2018      38 comments

Yes, the saga of the sheepskin boots has come to a happy conclusion . . . the boots arrived, they fit beautifully and I tested them out yesterday on a recess walk. Ahhhhh! I'm thinking: absolutely well worth the rather extravagant investment!!... Read more
Purple Finch!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2018      27 comments

www.allaboutbirds.org/gu
ide/Purple_Finch/id# I haven't seen a purple finch at my bird feeders for at least five years -- and so I was thrilled when an adult male spent at least a half hour right outside my back door on ... Read more
"I'm not judging . . . "
Monday, November 26, 2018      26 comments

"I'm not judging." I hear this phrase more and more often (for example, Michael Douglas uses it in his Kominsky Method role). We say we're not judging because we believe it's better NOT to judge. That judging others is wrong. (I'm... Read more

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