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Hyacinths!!
Tuesday, January 07, 2020      31 comments

IF OF THY MORTAL GOODS thou art bereft, And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul. This poem is attributed to the medieval Persian mystic and philosophe... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hats!!
Monday, January 06, 2020      43 comments

Hardly anybody seems to wear hats any more. Even in winter. Even though (I keep reading) we lose 25% of our body heat through our heads!! I love hats and have always worn them . . . even as a young woman. Especially in winter, of course... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Discretion and Empathy!!
Sunday, January 05, 2020      30 comments

Henry's getting so big. But it's even more fun to see Henry's emotional development moving forward day by day. And of course it's my fond belief that golden retrievers have the potential among all dog breeds to achieve the highest possibl... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Another milestone!
Friday, January 03, 2020      50 comments

Dear Henry is seven months old . . . and just getting sweeter with every passing day. Of course, he thinks this is the BIG dog bed . . . and i... Read more
Unique
Thursday, January 02, 2020      26 comments

The comments on yesterday's blog about not striving to be special were really great. Lots to think about. Thanks PHEBESS in particular!! In Western society, we put an enormous focus on "specialness" and "uniqueness". It's in part derived... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Stop Aiming to be Special
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      44 comments

barbarapatterson.com/201
9/12/30/stop-aiming-to-be-
special-live-an-extraordin
ary-life/?inf_contact_key=
6439eb8f214e0c22216e977ab518451e I liked this blog by Barbara Patterson. She suggests that the pursuit of... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 20/20 Vision!
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      48 comments

It's New Year's Eve . . . and 2020 is coming right up!! But 2020 is relatively new to my ears, and for now it still "sounds like" 20/20 -- what we customarily think of (at least in North American) as "perfect vision". So as I'm think... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Never Say Never . . .
Monday, December 30, 2019      36 comments

As I blogged recently, I really wasn't planning to change up my workouts!! I was OK with just continuing my program of four sets of ten pushups, situps, mountain climbers and squats. Plus my yoga stretch/balance/stability routine. Varying temp... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Maple Walnut Butter Tarts
Sunday, December 29, 2019      41 comments

Butter tarts are a Canadian thing. Now there are butter tart competitions and butter tart tasting trails and butter tarts sold at Christmas church bazaars and butter tart tourism. For a conventional butter tart the pastry is filled with... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Looking Down the Driveway . . .
Saturday, December 28, 2019      37 comments

Yes, Henry loves to stand on his hind legs and look down the driveway. To see who's coming!! Or to say goodbye to somebody who's leaving!!! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Henry's First Christmas
Thursday, December 26, 2019      46 comments

What a lovely day. Sorry I was unable to take any Henry pictures for his fan club -- there is something wrong with my elderly iPhone camera... Read more
Merry Christmas!!
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      33 comments

Winter Morning, Charlevoix County, by A.Y. Jackson -- one of my favourite members of Canada's Group of Seven painters. Painted about 1933. ... Read more
Christmas Prep . . . .
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      33 comments

All is unfolding as it should!! Yesterday I completed the wrapping. Did not buy much, but there are a few gifts for each of us, in matching plaid wrapping paper and a little ribbon and a few bows and my copious application of tape . . . wai... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Obesity Education
Monday, December 23, 2019      37 comments

Intuitive eating is about eating good, whole foods for optimal nutrition when we're hungry and stopping when we're full. Last night I got part way through my serving of a small baked potato with steamed carrots and broccoli and an egg whit... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The darkest evening of the year . . .
Sunday, December 22, 2019      39 comments

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop w... Read more

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