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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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Shout Out to 1CRAZYDOG!!
Saturday, February 08, 2020      30 comments

Aren't we lucky to receive 1CRAZYDOG's quotations on our Spark Pages daily?? And this recent contribution really resonated with me: "To understand the unimportance of worrying . . . . try to remember what you were worried about on this... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Shout Out to OVERORKEDJANET!! More Happiness!
Friday, February 07, 2020      32 comments

//recipes.sparkpeople.co
m/recipe-detail.asp?recipe
=3536734 Yes, OVERWORKEDJANET actually went to the trouble of posting that pumpkin soup recipe -- with an interesting lentil pasta variation -- on Spark Recipes yest... Read more
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

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