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Boxing Day!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2018      28 comments

That's what December 26th is called in Canada -- a British anachronism, from the days when in aristocratic families the servants worked December 25th and then got December 26th "off": with a "gift box" from their masters . . . . And Boxing... Read more
And If This Isn't Nice, I Don't Know What Is
Monday, December 24, 2018      21 comments

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2016/05/what-kurt-vonnegut
-taught-us-about-the-scien
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Citw5OPVU3EOEqXg9RxUiWM_wVs9aUbao Shout out to PHEBESS , who left this l... Read more
The Happy Place
Sunday, December 23, 2018      18 comments

nationalpost.com/news/to
ronto/we-are-all-in-the-ha
ppy-place For a long time I've been interested in the philosophy and (later) the psychology of happiness. What makes us happy? Are we "entitled" to be ... Read more
The darkest evening of the year
Saturday, December 22, 2018      26 comments

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening By Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little ho... Read more
Wonderful Work Colleagues!!
Friday, December 21, 2018      31 comments

Best Christmas present ever!! Yesterday my delightful office manager took it upon herself to package up ALL those cookies and chocolates and other goodies into small plastic bags -- taking into consideration the family sizes of the various ... Read more
Thanks for Letting Me Rant a Little!!
Thursday, December 20, 2018      27 comments

Oh yes, I found yesterday tough. And: I know that there will be more tough today, tomorrow and throughout the rest of the holiday period: resisting the tasty temptations that flood into my office and are lurking in pretty much every space I ent... Read more
Gahhhhh!! Tormented by Temptations!!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2018      27 comments

At my office: doughnuts. Muffins (blueberry and chocolate chocolate chip). Cookies (a huge sumptuous platter of them). AND a Christmas tree comprised of multiple boxes of Godiva chocolate. At the business meeting I attended: free drinks.... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 100 Days of Why: ShoutOut to SLENDERELLA61!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2018      31 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6549885 What a fabulous series of blogs by veteran Sparkie maintainer and inspiration extraordinaire, SLENDERELLA61! For 100 days sequentially, s... Read more
Turkeys!
Monday, December 17, 2018      22 comments

Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny day and we went out for a short drive in the country. Came across a recently harvested corn field with about 40 wild turkeys feasting!! I wished I had my binoculars . . . but it was still a marvelous sight, the wa... Read more
Keeping it Fresh!!
Sunday, December 16, 2018      20 comments

I just changed up my early morning exercise grouping to reflect: I've more or less graduated from partial knee pushups to full ones . . . from the toes . . . pretty consistently. Working on lowering my chest more to the floor, but it's coming n... Read more
Good week
Saturday, December 15, 2018      18 comments

I was compliant with both fitness and nutrition this past week: and rewarded at the gym this morning with the scales moving in the right direction. Feels good . . . now to keep on keeping on!!... Read more
Routine Self-Care
Friday, December 14, 2018      25 comments

The gentle touch which I recently noticed is requisite for extending some stretches has made me also more observant about other kinds of routine touch. Brushing hair. Flossing and brushing teeth. Washing face. Washing body. Cleaning ears... Read more
Go Gentle
Thursday, December 13, 2018      23 comments

www.poets.org/poetsorg/p
oem/do-not-go-gentle-good-
night For many of us, the word "gentle" will be linked to the poem by Dylan Thomas, written on the death of his father. You remember, "Do not go gentle into that g... Read more
To Gentle
Wednesday, December 12, 2018      24 comments

The use of the adjective "gentle" as a verb, "to gentle", interests me. As a verb, I associate it most with "gentling" an agitated horse: something I know next to nothing about from actual personal experience. Or gentling a dog: and yes, I've ... Read more
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

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