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Density Feed-Back
Thursday, January 10, 2019      24 comments

Thanks for the great additional information derived from comments yesterday -- much appreciated!! It's always my preference to manage health issues without medication if possible . . . but some of you have had positive experience with the alte... Read more
Staying Warm (and Keeping the Bones Dense!)
Wednesday, January 09, 2019      33 comments

Yesterday after my recess walk in my bright red down parka I had a quick doctor's appointment to review the results of my bone density scan. Not so good: still at risk of more fractures. And: I had to confess to her that I had STOPPED taki... Read more
Brrrrrr --- I Can "Bear" It!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2019      29 comments

It was cold cold cold here yesterday -- but I still got out for a recess walk in my bright red parka. I am sure even the bears were envious!! I remembered AA MIlnes' Furry Bear poem -- a fave from my childhood -- and found it with google... Read more
OK Then: Equanimity Recovered!!
Monday, January 07, 2019      32 comments

At least for now, anyhow. I've got to expect (and I DO expect) that the renovations will feel overwhelming from time to time. But: it's "weather". And peaceful confidence is just one thought away. Plus the relative peace and tranqui... Read more
Choices Choices Choices
Sunday, January 06, 2019      27 comments

Oh my. How can people enjoy this process?? Deciding on paint colours, floor finishes, appliances . . . on and on and on. I know: shoulda been done multiple times over the 30 + years we have lived in this shabby house. But: the... Read more
MUCH Better thank you!!
Saturday, January 05, 2019      31 comments

Yes, I did slink out of my office early again yesterday afternoon and home to bed, to sleep off the flu. (No contact with clients, absolutely minimal contact with work colleagues -- by email, mostly, or at more than arm's length -- so I don't t... Read more
Not 100% Yet . . .
Friday, January 04, 2019      26 comments

My flu bug has morphed into shivery sore throat and general all over body ache fatigue. Yeah. I hung it at work until about 1 pm yesterday and them slunk home again and crawled into bed. But: without the flu shot, pretty sure I'd be... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If I Never Stop!
Thursday, January 03, 2019      33 comments

That's what I was thinking this morning as I went through my brief body-weight exercise program (4 sets of 10 push ups, sit ups, hiking planks and squats) followed by my thorough stretch routine. If I never stop, I'll get stronger. Already... Read more
Just a Touch of Flu . . .
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      29 comments

Yes, I had a flu shot. But one of my clerks told me December 28 she'd been sick over Christmas with the flu: and I think I have a mild case myself. Went into work anyhow but after three fast trips to the ladies' . . . . came home. ... Read more
What's Even Better than Turkey Christmas Dinner?
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      27 comments

Yes, you guessed it. New Year's turkey barley mushroom soup. It's a two day project. Day one, boiling down the turkey carcass to make the turkey broth. I used celery, carrot, onion, poultry seasoning. Strained, chilled overn... Read more
Biggest Breakthrough in 2018
Monday, December 31, 2018      27 comments

In 2017, I really benefited from learning more about ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences. And realizing how very continuous my experience of fear and anxiety from those ACEs had continued to be. Jon Gabriel's work helped me there a great deal... Read more
All good things . . .
Sunday, December 30, 2018      30 comments

. . . must come to an end. Dear son has departed, taking DH with him. Our son bought himself a brand new truck and the two of them are now driving it north: a trip of several days back to son's job as a bush pilot. . They will... Read more
Gorgeous Sunny Day
Saturday, December 29, 2018      19 comments

Paint guy and floor guy have come and gone (and I got up at 5 am to get my laundry done AND my trip to the gym before their arrival). I'm certainly feeling like this project is in good hands . . . Lots of confidence in paint guy, who did a... Read more
Paint Choices
Friday, December 28, 2018      27 comments

Yes, I spent some time in the paint store -- the colours look very different on actual "chips" then on my computer screen. And I'm wanting something for the north and east facing living room and dining room that can then be continued throu... Read more
Semi-Holidays: continued!
Thursday, December 27, 2018      25 comments

Going to slide by my office today -- answer a few urgent-looking emails. But, other than that, intend to continue my life of post-Christmas sloth for a little while longer. And: enjoy my son while he's still home. I heard him ... Read more

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