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Bonus Blog: Mountain Climber aka Hiking Plank
Friday, March 08, 2019      14 comments

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d75724582ca2846f2&action=click Yes, what I call hiking plank is what most of you call mountain climber (o... Read more
It's Clicking
Friday, March 08, 2019      27 comments

The exercise routine (4 sets of 10 full push ups, 10 full sit ups, 10 hiking planks, 10 squats) is clicking. And the yoga stretch routine afterwards. And what's not clicking nearly as much? My right hip joint. My right knee joi... Read more
High Waisted Pants
Thursday, March 07, 2019      31 comments

It's just about exactly 18 years ago that I bought a pair of black suede high-waisted boot cut pants. On sale, natch. I'd just lost the weight down from 240ish and these were a size 10 with (of course) no stretch. Waist much narrower ... Read more
Snowy Owl!!
Wednesday, March 06, 2019      27 comments

One of my work colleagues (very familiar with my love of birding) reported she's seen a huge snowy owl on top of a telephone pole on her way home fr... Read more
Spring Songs
Monday, March 04, 2019      26 comments

Yes, I'm hearing spring songs from the chickadees: which sounds to me like "Sweet Spring" interspersed among the chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dees!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
j3q4T4UsuHo And: the brilliant cardinals which ha... Read more
Ageism
Sunday, March 03, 2019      34 comments

Ashton Applewhite [name corrected!!] has written a book called This Chair Rocks and my Toronto Globe and Mail reviewed it extensively in Saturday's paper. Unfortunately the article is not available on their website for linking: but there's qui... Read more
Like Magic!!
Saturday, March 02, 2019      33 comments

Lots of Spark members are faithfully engaged in this community for years. They're learning about nutrition and learning about exercise and enjoying the wonderful people here. But without necessarily losing all the weight they'd like to lose an... Read more
Great Dentist!!
Friday, March 01, 2019      29 comments

I'd gone for a routine cleaning and checkup just before departure to Panama and Trinidad: and at issue was a slight chip in one of my incisors. I believe I had bitten viciously into a fork, oh my!! It was a tiny bit painful and it certainly d... Read more
FUNctional Fitness
Thursday, February 28, 2019      30 comments

When I'm fit I have more FUN. This most recent birding trip was an excellent reminder of that!! In the months leading up to the trip, I had adopted an at-home exercise program: four sets of 10 full push ups, 10 full sit ups, 10 hiking... Read more
Laundry Room Kitchen
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      24 comments

Our laundry room has been relocated now from the entrance mudroom to the second floor -- and it's almost complete. Stone tile floor and wall paint (again a warm buttery shade, but slightly lighter than the bedrooms to suit the west window). La... Read more
LOTSA Snow!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2019      24 comments

Incredibly snowy and blowy here yesterday -- we probably shoulda stayed home (our staff did, except for one who lives very close by the office). We navigated a short patch of "white out" successfully (glad that it wasn't me driving) but hi... Read more
Scarlet Ibis at Caroni Swamp
Monday, February 25, 2019      29 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
SF7o6u1K4Og No, the video absolutely does not do justice to this amazing experience! Our last tour on our last day was to Trinidad's Caroni Swamp at dusk, with thousands of scarlet ibis comi... Read more
Back After a Great Break!!
Sunday, February 24, 2019      28 comments

It was brief but fun -- birding first at Canopy Tower in Panama for four days, then four more at Asa Wright in Trinidad. Both places I have wanted to visit for a long time. And both truly even better than I could have hoped!! Excellent o... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day to Sparkie Friends!!
Thursday, February 14, 2019      33 comments

What a loving and kind community this is. Wishing each and every one of you a Happy Valentine's Day!! Taking a bit of a Spark break, back soon.... Read more
MY Soup is Better!!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019      32 comments

OK, it's official. Because the reno has basically closed down my cooking, I bought some jarred soup at the grocery store on Saturday and tried a bowl of the chicken quinoa last night for supper. Warmed in the microwave. It looked OK... Read more

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