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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Move, Therefore I Am
Thursday, January 30, 2020      39 comments

Riffing on Descartes, of course: Cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. And thinking is a good thing of course it is. But not so much the kind of thinking that projects regrets from the past, fears for the future, onto the presen... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hair Cut!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      37 comments

Isn't it amazing what a lift a new hair cut can give!! I've had the same hair dresser for well over 35 years . . . following him from location to location as he's moved his salon. He's a great hair dresser AND he's one of my favourite peop... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Gentle Exercise and the Don't Wannas
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      29 comments

With respect to my intuitive eating and intermittent fasting program, I'd promised myself that if and when I wanted to eat when I wasn't hungry or beyond satiety, I would NOT double down with excessive discipline. No "hunger is not an emergency... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Big Boy!!
Monday, January 27, 2020      40 comments

Yes, today was the first time I've seen Henry do "big boy" pees!! Lifting his leg against a pretty high snow drift . . . twice during our noon hour walk!! (There were also some small boy pee squats in there too . . . ) No, of course I... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What a Monkey!!
Sunday, January 26, 2020      42 comments

Henry loves veggies and fruits. I know that, but when we got home from the grocery store yesterday I thought I'd put the bunch of 6 small not-quite-ripe bananas out of his reach, at the back of the counter. Uh, apparently not!! While... Read more
Three Tough Blogs in a Row . . .
Saturday, January 25, 2020      25 comments

Oh yeah. Those WERE tough blogs. Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting. Your comments, as always, the best part! That family restructuring blog. And no, I'm not particularly interested in the drama of the royal situation and c... Read more
MAID
Friday, January 24, 2020      34 comments

Medical assistance in dying. www.cbc.ca/news/politics
/medical-assistance-dying-
survey-response-1.5434832 If you are a Canadian, the federal government is seeking your input on legislative reform relating to a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Auschwitz
Thursday, January 23, 2020      36 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
canada/article-auschwitz-7
5-years-later-what-canadas
-survivors-remember-about-the/ www.jpost.com/Opinion/Au
schwitz-75-years-later-Uni
versal-lessons-615013 ... Read more
Families!!
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      30 comments

I've just been reading Joanna Trollope's 2011 novel, Daughters-in-law. It's essentially about a mother of three adult sons and her difficulties in recognizing that she cannot micromanage her sons' relationships with their wives. No matter how ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Signs of . . . Spring?
Tuesday, January 21, 2020      30 comments

Well, on January 21 in Canada, "spring" would be excessively optimistic, even for perennially optimistic me. But: I am hearing much more activity from the crows. They stay all winter: but in the past few days they have been cawing loudly... Read more
All Through the House
Monday, January 20, 2020      30 comments

Hyacinth!! I love that smell and I absolutely associate it with this time of the year. Never want to be without a hyacinth in bloom! On Saturday I bought two fresh pots to have "in reserve": choosing a white one and a blue one both wit... Read more
Snow Day!
Sunday, January 19, 2020      26 comments

I really enjoyed everybody's comments on my dishwasher blog!! It seems dishwashing memories are something many of us have. When DH and I first married we had no dishwasher -- and in fact this was a little point of contention between us. ... Read more
Dishwasher
Saturday, January 18, 2020      33 comments

Our (new last winter with the reno) dishwasher is on the fritz. Needs a new pump??? Already??? Apparently a rare problem. Fixable and under warranty too . . . but we've been waiting since shortly after Christmas day, first to get the service ... Read more
More Peace by Chocolate!
Friday, January 17, 2020      27 comments

Sorry that yesterday's link didn't load for some of you . . . the Tareq Hadhad story (a Syrian refugee having lost everything, in Canada just four years, re-established his Damascus family chocolate business in Antigonish and yesterday became a ... Read more
Peace By Chocolate!
Thursday, January 16, 2020      29 comments

www.theloop.ca/watch/new
s/canada/the-syrian-refuge
e-who-founded-peace-by-cho
colate-becomes-canadian-ci
tizen/6122862515001/165580
3376354305800/your-morning What a sweet story about a Syrian refugee who re... Read more

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