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Is Life Without Goals Boring? Shout Out to OKM!!
Tuesday, July 02, 2019      27 comments

I've been thinking a lot about a recent blog by Sparkie fave extraordinaire ONEKIDSMOM. Life, she says, is boring without goals. And one of my great concerns about retirement (nope, at 68 NOT retired) is that I might find life boring without w... Read more
Canada Day Golf . . .
Monday, July 01, 2019      27 comments

. . . and I'll be wearing white shorts with a red top to celebrate Canada Day!! Yesterday's kayaking was lovely -- pretty windy and high water with a strong current so it was a significant work out!! Floating back down stream through late-b... Read more
Canada Day Weekend!!
Sunday, June 30, 2019      22 comments

Tomorrow is July 1st, Canada Day! Canada is officially 152 years old, dating from Confederation in 1867. But of course our history goes back much earlier than that . . . our aboriginal peoples have been here for thousands of years, and the e... Read more
Baby Henry!
Saturday, June 29, 2019      37 comments

Yes, we are going to call our new golden retriever puppy Henry. Henry was the name of the original architect of our big old house built in 1889 which we've spent much of the past two years restoring. That first Henry was responsible ... Read more
One of Those Days!
Friday, June 28, 2019      34 comments

Yesterday things were super busy at work. No time for a recess walk. No time for lunch!! I was really glad that I had done my exercise and stretch routine first thing in the morning!! It made such a difference for me. And, ... Read more
Met the Pup . .
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      32 comments

Yes, last evening was the big event. We visited the golden retriever breeder and met our new puppy . . . sorry, no pictures yet. He was all snuggled up with his three sisters and it was hard to identify which little tail belonged to ... Read more
Birdies on the Golf Course
Tuesday, June 25, 2019      36 comments

Well of course most golfers are hoping for birdies -- scoring one less than par on any given hole. Getting the ball in the hole in three strokes on a par four, for example. Not happening (at least, not happening very often!) for me. I'm ... Read more
Kayaking!!!
Monday, June 24, 2019      35 comments

Our bright blue plastic kayaks are just "adult toys" really: the kayak racks for the top of my old Volvo cost more than the two-pack from Costco ("Lifetime Lotus" brand). We've got matching sections of bright blue pool noodles on the snap-apart... Read more
Then and Now
Sunday, June 23, 2019      46 comments

This picture was taken shortly before we got married 40 years ago -- an old Polaroid! On our actual wedding day, we got married at the court h... Read more
Anniversary Bouquet!
Saturday, June 22, 2019      39 comments

Wandering around my garden this morning, I found a few nasturtium blossoms (love that peppery fragrance), some Siberian iris, a few sprigs of white ... Read more
Control
Friday, June 21, 2019      26 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Xglynf9UVkk I'm outta control!! Yeah. I always have been out of control of course -- while frantically and urgently trying to stay in control. And I've been out of control because I c... Read more
Indulgence and Well Being
Thursday, June 20, 2019      21 comments

Yup, I'm seeing a convergence here. A-ha!! Indulgence has made me squirm BECAUSE (in large part) I've thought I'm not entitled to indulge (more properly, self care) UNLESS it's as a reward for ongoing effortful accomplishment . . . which... Read more
Well Being
Wednesday, June 19, 2019      20 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Pnv4vlLPzi0 I really appreciated all the comments on the "indulgent" blog -- and yes, getting over that notion that tender and nurturing "self-care" automatically equates with wallowing in selfi... Read more
Indulgent
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      26 comments

"Indulgent" is a word that makes me squirm a little. I've just never wanted to be the "self-indulgent" person. I don't do massages. Somebody else working out my kinks? Up to me to stretch, right?? I can do it myself!! I don't ... Read more
Indigo Bunting!!
Monday, June 17, 2019      30 comments

www.allaboutbirds.org/gu
ide/Indigo_Bunting/overview Last evening while we were enjoying a joint celebration of Father's Day/daughter's birthday, our DD kept mentioning that there was a "blue jay" out in the grass. ... Read more

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