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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Continuous Self Improvement
Saturday, December 21, 2019      51 comments

The comments on yesterday's blog really got me thinking. And in particular ONEKIDSMOM who wrote, "I've long pondered the wisdom of the concept of "continuous improvement", myself, as there is a burn-out point, whether we are talking abou... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Changing Up My Fitness Routine?
Friday, December 20, 2019      34 comments

Hmmm. That question came up on Trivia this morning and of course I answered it "correctly": i.e., that it's necessary to change up our regular routines to increase fitness etc. After all, I'd like to get "Trivia A" status this mont... Read more
Snowy and Blowy
Thursday, December 19, 2019      32 comments

I had a thoughtful call late yesterday afternoon from a client cancelling an appointment set for today -- because of forecast blowing snow. This client works in emergency services and was well aware of the impact for driving conditions. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Cooperation!!
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      26 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
gnmjvj8P934 I just love the "dog scientist" series and there's a new one -- Albert and Delta are figuring out how to retrieve balls (which can be then inserted into a "treat machine" for a reward)... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Tuesday, December 17, 2019      30 comments

No -- not the Joan Didion collection of essays which borrows this phrase as its title. The original William Butler Yeats poem written in 1919 -- at a time of terrible political turmoil in Ireland. Are we in terrible times? Is it human... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Aren't All Those Balls for ME???????
Monday, December 16, 2019      35 comments

I gave myself Friday off work . . . and what a good move. The weather was mild and sunny . . . no blowing snow to reduce visibility, no ice to make the roads slippery. I'd mapped out my shopping route, checked store hours on line, de... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When Holiday Meals Go Sideways: 5 Strategies
Saturday, December 14, 2019      39 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Guinea Pig??
Friday, December 13, 2019      35 comments

OK then -- I'll be the guinea pig!! I've always wanted one of those furry cowlick-style Peruvian guinea pigs . . . Nobody here at Spark seems... Read more
Sugru?
Thursday, December 12, 2019      26 comments

I really enjoyed the responses to yesterday's three questions: what job, what charity, what activity ignites your passion? And what I concluded was -- so many Sparkies are less concerned about getting what they want than wanting what they'... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Three Questions!!
Wednesday, December 11, 2019      29 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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sp?id=2556 OK, I'm a pencil -- or as PHEBESS exuberantly commented, a whole SET of coloured pencils -- although not, as another Sparkie wishes (sob sob sob) "pencil ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Something else from Michael Neill . . .
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      29 comments

www.michaelneill.org/vid
eo1216/ Yes, I really do appreciate so much of the multiple offerings -- blog, podcast, video -- which come each week in the Caffeine for the Soul email from Michael Neill. And I could blog abo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts As Best You Can
Monday, December 09, 2019      31 comments

www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ It's Monday and my Caffeine for the Soul email has been delivered by Michael Neill. What a great start to my week. When all the things I've gotta do are looming over my head and h... Read more
More winter night walks . . .
Sunday, December 08, 2019      20 comments

Yesterday we invested in a new winter jacked for DH -- it's a kind of deep golden retriever colour! His old one just wasn't working for him -- the duffle coat style buttons kept slipping out of their loops undone and the Velcros no longer held p... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mon chien c'est l'hiver . . .
Saturday, December 07, 2019      46 comments

(With apologies to Gilles Vigneault -- ) No kidding, it's not just my country that's winter. My dog Henry is all about winter too! And how lucky we are to live so close to a wonderful forest where Henry gets to go for walks ever... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts MORE snow!
Friday, December 06, 2019      31 comments

Nope, not a lot of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) today after yesterday's marathon shoveling. Yay me!! And: DH was able to dispatch last night's snowfall and plough ridge with the snow blower this morning. Do I want to learn ... Read more

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