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All At Once!!
Monday, May 20, 2019      32 comments

Finally finally finally we got out yesterday for a wildflower walk in the woods. We generally make multiple visits over several weekends begin... Read more
Dinner in the Dining Room!!
Sunday, May 19, 2019      28 comments

Last evening son and daughter were both here for first family dinner in the freshly painted dining room -- using the "good" china from the restored china cabinet (glass shelves, lighting) and a new very pretty table cloth exactly the buttery sha... Read more
Looong Weekend!
Saturday, May 18, 2019      28 comments

It doesn't seem long ago that we took a four-day Easter weekend -- during which we worked valiantly filling the third dumpster and reorganizing our house. But here we are again, the first "official" summer long weekend of the year in Canad... Read more
How to Be Supportive
Friday, May 17, 2019      26 comments

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Refocus on hunger signals . . .
Thursday, May 16, 2019      28 comments

With the great intuitive eating experiment of one, I have found in recent days I've been distracted from my primary focus. And that primary focus is paying attention to hunger. Eating when hungry. Stopping just before I'm full . . . ... Read more
Learning New Stuff
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      30 comments

I've been doing my current job for quite a long time now: several decades (I went back to school in my 40s). But recently I've embarked on a whole new area, to cover off for a younger colleague on maternity leave. And although it's somewhat sca... Read more
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

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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

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