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Transition Home
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      26 comments

So many of you remember that wonderful shake the sillies out song . . . and so many of you already knew about shaking to release stress!! I gave it a try yesterday when I got home from work and really liked the way it made me feel. Kind o... Read more
Shaking it out?
Monday, May 13, 2019      23 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
FUEMAIJ-QE0 Has anybody here tried shaking as a method of releasing stress? We know that animals put into a situation of fear where they cannot flee or fight will freeze: and then after the... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!!!
Sunday, May 12, 2019      23 comments

Some of us are biological mothers . . . and others mother in a variety of ways. Quiet support for some of our children's "under mothered" friends. Or reciprocally filling in some of the mothering deficits our own friends may have experienced, ... Read more
Push Ups
Saturday, May 11, 2019      28 comments

DH was walking through the room the other day where I was engaged in my push ups. And, he kindly remarked, "You're getting your nose so close to the floor!" That's what I'm working on for sure -- deepening the push up. But of course I can... Read more
Flying Into Flying?? Shout out to ONECRAZYDOG!!
Friday, May 10, 2019      28 comments

I love ONECRAZYDOG's amazing quotations that she posts as daily comments on a whole number of grateful Sparkies' pages. Today? "He who would learn to fly one day must 1st learn to stand & walk & run & climb & dance; one cannot fly int... Read more
Jean Vanier
Thursday, May 09, 2019      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
canada/article-larche-foun
der-jean-vanier-establishe
d-the-unique-value-of-an/ Jean Vanier has died. He was the founder of the L'arche movement -- homes for persons with mental disa... Read more
The Merry Month of May!
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      26 comments

May is my favourite month of the year. I've just come back from my recess walk -- a brisk walk in the cool sunshine, smelling fragrant green grass and listening to the birds and watching the bright bright leaves begin to unfold on the tr... Read more
Huge Fatigue!!
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      34 comments

My sleeping is generally episodic and intermittent. I've persuaded myself (as per the Jenna Gamble research on polyphasic sleeping) that this is nothing to be particularly concerned about. Many people in many cultures took for granted that thei... Read more
End in sight . . .
Monday, May 06, 2019      31 comments

Finally!! I spent several hours yesterday with DH on the "house" project -- pretty much all of the boxes unpacked and put away, more loads to the dumpster, dusting and polishing and even a bit of work done in the garden lifting winter debri... Read more
Courting Cardinals
Sunday, May 05, 2019      35 comments

So cute!! Lady cardinal, wearing bright red lipstick on her beak, was hopping around on our back deck looking for stray peanut morsels. Down flew a gentleman cardinal, in his bright red breeding plumage and located himself directly in... Read more
Saturday!!
Saturday, May 04, 2019      28 comments

I love Saturday. Got LOTS of sleep last night. And I've had my morning coffee. Made muffins and enjoyed one of them (yes, that banana maple walnut recipe I'm experimenting with!) Cleaned the third floor bathroom. Done three loads of lau... Read more
Grumpy grumpy grumpy
Thursday, May 02, 2019      33 comments

OK then: not taking the grumps too seriously!! Just weather -- or like the tides. Will come. Will go. Tried my usual exercise routine this morning. And stretching. Ate a healthy lunch (salad with lean chicken). And: just g... Read more
Lazy Silver Polishing??
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      6 comments

Last evening after work, I unpacked all of the "good" bone china (my mother's, my own) and set up the displays in the china cabinets. One is my mother's corner cabinet and I put her gorgeous Spode fleur-de-lis away neatly there, using some... Read more
Lazy Silver Polishing??
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      19 comments

Last evening after work, I unpacked all of the "good" bone china (my mother's, my own) and set up the displays in the china cabinets. One is my mother's corner cabinet and I put her gorgeous Spode fleur-de-lis away neatly there, using some... Read more
Durolane for Hands?
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      25 comments

Anybody here at Spark People had hand/finger injections of Durolane for osteoarthritis? For years DH has been getting occasional knee injections and that's postponed need for meniscus arthroscopy. And I've always suggested that a tiny... Read more

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