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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Cardinals!!
Sunday, February 23, 2020      36 comments

Cardinals stay all winter in my neighbourhood. They're not particularly active . . . and their feathers (both male and female) are rather subdue... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Henry Joy
Saturday, February 22, 2020      51 comments

Henry (my 8 month old golden retriever) is the epitome of joy in the moment. He lets life live him. When I got him up this morning, he greeted me exuberantly. Wag wag wag in a blur, on his hind legs. Kisses! Brought me a personally-select... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To A Skylark, With Apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley!
Friday, February 21, 2020      40 comments

We look before and after, And pine for what is not . . . Yes, that's good ol' Percy Bysshe Shelley, a little excerpt from his incredibl... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sweet Potato Abuse? Shout Out to QUEENOTHEFOREST!
Thursday, February 20, 2020      30 comments

The comments on the UPF blog were so illuminating and interesting!! Lots of people really do seem to be counting calories less, eating unprocessed whole foods more. But: I particularly liked this one from QUEENOTHEFOREST: "Such an od... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts UPF
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      38 comments

Ultra processed food. There's quite a lot on the net about UPF research. And: it makes a lot of sense. //world.openfoodfacts.or
g/nova But it was a concept new to me. A Brazilian nutritionist named Carlos ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How to Have a Nicer Life
Tuesday, February 18, 2020      40 comments

www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ This recent podcast by Michael Neill was one I listened to a couple of times: it's short, but "chewy"!! And I've found myself thinking about it repeatedly. He says, after some... Read more
Purple Finch
Monday, February 17, 2020      32 comments

www.allaboutbirds.org/gu
ide/Purple_Finch/overview Purple finches are not all that rare. The Cornell link tells me that they frequent my part of the world year round. Ordinary birds (like ordinary golden retrievers!) ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts He Wuz Robbed!!
Sunday, February 16, 2020      52 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=MOLLIEMAC Sparkie friend MOLLIEMAC points out that the crowd favourite at Westminster -- a golden retriever named Daniel -- did NOT win. An exotically groomed standard poodle nam... Read more
SO cold here . . .
Saturday, February 15, 2020      29 comments

It was -25C yesterday and my car wouldn't start. Henry and I hitched a ride to work and home again with DH. And today it's brilliantly sunny, blue skies and warmed up all the way from -15C to -5C . . . maybe I'll try the car later in the a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday, February 14, 2020      39 comments

I love Valentine's Day! It's just a day to celebrate love: in all its forms. Yup, I'm grateful beyond the telling for my own long happy marriage. But there's also love of family, love of friends, including Sparkie friends! And coll... Read more
Gentle Snow . . .
Thursday, February 13, 2020      26 comments

. . . nothing serious at all. Just a few lazy flakes against a bright grey sky. Poor Henry seems to have had a bit of a tummy upset. He came to work for the morning but I took him home at lunch time. Me too. But I'm going to take ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Just a glorious sunny day . . . .
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      43 comments

. . . . and not too chilly: just at freezing. And I really enjoyed a lunch time walk with both DH and Henry! Henry loves the snow, which is a bit crunchy at the moment (although we will get fresh snowfalls tomorrow . . . ). He was ... Read more
More MHFA
Tuesday, February 11, 2020      30 comments

As always, I really enjoyed the responses to yesterday's blog on mental health first aid training. For some of you it was "old hat" and for others (as for me) a brand new concept. In Ontario we used to have huge institutions where ... Read more
MHFA
Monday, February 10, 2020      32 comments

www.ontarioshores.ca/edu
cation/mentalhealthfirstaid Reading my Globe and Mail Business section this morning, in an article advising managers on how to deal with stressed-out employees, I came across a reference to Menta... Read more
Gloves!!
Sunday, February 09, 2020      29 comments

It's not even mid-February!! It's cold cold cold cold cold!! And DH does NOT have furry paws like Henry. DH wears his galoshes (over his shoes) from about November 1st through April 30th. Mammoth insulated galoshes (I found them f... Read more

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