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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The PayBack for PushUps!!
Thursday, December 05, 2019      31 comments

It snowed last night. A lot!! Heavy wet snow. The plough had been by. Walling in the end of my driveway. With the really heavy hard-as-cement stuff. And my driveway is a looooooong driveway . For various reasons,... Read more
So Grown Up!
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      44 comments

No, I'm not claiming Henry has learned to key board! And he grasps only the simplest concepts of justice. (Bities? No treats!!) But at ... Read more
Henry at Six Months
Tuesday, December 03, 2019      41 comments

Yes, it's Henry's half birthday -- and I sang to him this morning. He sat with his head on one side listening intently . . . he likes songs with lo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Exercise and Alzheimer's
Monday, December 02, 2019      36 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/ar
ticle-new-study-shows-the-
right-workout-routine-can-
help-fight-dementia/ I have had two very close friends diagnosed with Alzheimer's who've since died -- in... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dumped the BLPS
Sunday, December 01, 2019      37 comments

Years ago, my sister gave me the BLPS. The black leather pencil skirt. It was a very generous gift celebrating my lowest achievable weight at the time . . . Size six. No stretch, of course, High waisted. And: I don't really HAVE a wais... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Watermellen Bakes!!
Saturday, November 30, 2019      36 comments

I don't bake very often . . . except for those insta-pies with frozen fruit. And recently baked a berry insta-pie with blackberries and NO SUGAR at all: which was really delish. Sweet enough for sure with the berries alone. Although for spark... Read more
Bohemian Waxwings
Friday, November 29, 2019      32 comments

Oh, yes -- they've been back the last few days in the tree outside my office window. There is no other place I've ever seen these dapper bird... Read more
Happy American Thanksgiving!!
Thursday, November 28, 2019      29 comments

www.michaelneill.org/sal
e/#freegift We Canadians do celebrate in October -- but I truly believe that we can all sing (as in "each day is Valentine's Day") -- that "each day is Thanksgiving Day"!! I'm so thankful f... Read more
Carnations and Cedar
Wednesday, November 27, 2019      28 comments

My kitchen table bouquet -- those white mini bunching carnations which smell intensely of cloves. And some sprays of cedar cut from the back yard. Just the right time of the year: with snow expected!... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Intuitive Eating . . . intuitively
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      35 comments

I don't think that intuitive eating is "the way, the truth and the light" for everyone. Absolutely not. We are each and absolutely an experiment of one. Pretty much by definition, we can only be intuitive for ourselves. About ourselves.... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Presence Not Presents?
Monday, November 25, 2019      31 comments

It's the season to be shopping. I went out yesterday looking for a gift for my dear sister -- and didn't find anything that felt just right. Then I read LEANJEAN6's blog, “All We Need is Love”: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Achievable/Sustainable/Acceptable
Sunday, November 24, 2019      42 comments

Dr. Judith S. Beck, in the Beck Diet Solution, has a great chapter on the difference between lowest achievable weight and lowest sustainable weight. Using her cognitive behaviour therapy techniques, she promises, we will be able to lose we... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Not Broken
Saturday, November 23, 2019      28 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts All The Stuff We Have . . .
Friday, November 22, 2019      49 comments

Even though during last year's renovation project we filled a BIG dumpster THREE times, and took a lot of other things to the thrift store for recycling . . . we still have stuff. A LOT of stuff. And stuff needs to be taken care of. ... Read more
Happy All The Time?
Thursday, November 21, 2019      25 comments

"Not everybody has to be happy all the time. That’s not mental health. That’s crap." Yes, those are the immortal words of Meredith Grey. We've been watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix -- now in season 13 -- and it waxes and wanes in fascin... Read more

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