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Morning Happiness
Thursday, February 06, 2020      30 comments

www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ The link is to Michael Neill's recent podcasts -- and the one that really speaks to me -- an incorrigible optimist -- is a bit down the list: "Morning Happiness". He describes the ... Read more
All Outta Supper Soup . ..
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      24 comments

. . . and it's only Wednesday! I've been generously sharing with DH. (He is required to express enthusiastic appreciation if he's helping himself to a bowl of "my" soup.) The turkey with mushrooms is finished. And so I'm think... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts International Golden Retriever Day!!
Monday, February 03, 2020      37 comments

1CRAZYDOG tells me -- it's International Golden Retriever Day!! YAY!! And: Henry is also 8 months old today! We had a glorious recess walk in the golden sunshine . . . it's so mild out there. And I heard lots and lots of gold... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weighing In
Sunday, February 02, 2020      32 comments

Really since I've been working the intuitive eating/intermittent fasting/body kindness approach, I have not weighed often in the past year . . . The home scales, which were never reliable, have been banished to the basement. And I've not used ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Right Remedy at the Right Time
Saturday, February 01, 2020      34 comments

It's February 1st and Henry will be 8 months old February 3rd. Henry absolutely is a feisty dog. His self-confidence and swagger are part of what got him through a pretty traumatic start to life. Part of his irresistible charm. We don't e... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Vibrissae: Shout Out To JHADZHIA!!
Friday, January 31, 2020      33 comments

JHADZHIA is one of my very favourite Sparkies -- and I know her comments are much valued by many others in our community. She shares my love of all things dog: and she's an absolute fount of knowledge on dog topics (and many others too!!)... Read more
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

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