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Big Breakfast
Wednesday, April 30, 2014      17 comments

My breakfasts can be pretty light -- that "modified fasting" approach DDOORN advocates works for me too (just postponing the first meal of the day basically). So: black coffee. Sometimes 50 calories worth of Greek yogourt. Today: big brea... Read more
Fighting Allergies with Food!
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/eight-ways-to-fight-y
our-allergies-with-food/ar
ticle18302168/ I used to have a lot of allergies -- and now, not so much. Spotted this article in my... Read more
Maple Flowers
Thursday, April 24, 2014      18 comments

The huge old red maple tree just off my third floor deck is flowering. The leaves when they open will be green -- until October when that same deep crimson reappears... Read more
Greek yogourt
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      14 comments

The 50 calorie Source Greek yogourt (sugar free, fat free, 9 gm protein) have become a real go-to for me. Great flavours: lemon, key lime, mandarin are three faves. When I was buying big tubs of 0 fat Greek, noticed those portions size... Read more
Ready to RTW
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      14 comments

Return to work, that is. It was great having four days off. And I got a lot of niggly jobs done. Cleaned up the back yard. We all know what silver white winters melt into. After a winter of exceptionally deep snow, there was lots ... Read more
Charlie Hike!
Monday, April 21, 2014      13 comments

Although the temp reached about 19 C here today, with some crocuses and a few tiny daffodils in bloom, there were still a few small patches of snow in our garden. Charlie hasn't been a for long walk since he had his March surgery -- and he... Read more
Marathons: then and now!
Sunday, April 20, 2014      15 comments

life.nationalpost.com/20
14/04/19/jane-macdougall-w
hy-we-run-or-do-we/ I knew of course that the original marathon was a Greek concept and related to the name of the town of Marathon -- but didn't know it was a place... Read more
Hot Buttered Toast
Saturday, April 19, 2014      19 comments

Does anything smell better? Why isn't there a Keurig coffee in hot buttered toast flavour? Why isn't there a spray-behind-the-ears hot buttered toast perfume? DH had two eggs with grated cheese and hot buttered toast for breakfa... Read more
Hangry?
Friday, April 18, 2014      15 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/spousal-aggression-li
nked-to-low-blood-sugar-st
udy-finds/article18057184/ Watch out, spouse!! New research suggests that, no matter how companion... Read more
New binoculars, new bird feeder
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      13 comments

All right then: we have LOTS of snow. Again. But: I also have new binoculars (a gift from DH, after I left mine in our rental car returning to the airport from our February Florida vacation). And: I also have a marvellous new b... Read more
Robins Singing in the Snow
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      15 comments

Lots of white stuff falling here this morning -- and yet the morning chorus of robins full strength and regardless. Genuine robin song too: not irritable robin scoldi... Read more
HTML? Profanity?
Monday, April 14, 2014      11 comments

Tried to post this on ONEKIDSMOM's blog and was blocked because of HTML and profanity??? None that I can see -- so will it post here? Another Siebold equation: D + V + P > C where D = dissatisfaction V = vision P = proc... Read more
Lazy Asian Chicken and Biker Tattoos
Sunday, April 13, 2014      15 comments

What a lazy soup recipe! On hand: a bag of frozen Chinese style vegetables (carrots, broccoli, onion, water chestnuts, mushrooms); chicken broth; 3 frozen chicken breasts; some low cal Szechuan peanut sauce; brown rice vermicelli; chili fla... Read more
Last Trip to the Clinic
Thursday, April 10, 2014      36 comments

I joined Spark People almost five years ago -- while I was in the immediate throes of treatment for breast cancer. With an estrogen-related tumour, and knowing that estrogen is stored in fat cells, I wanted to peel off the excess pounds which m... Read more
A trip to the vet
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      21 comments

Took Charlie to the vet first thing yesterday morning to get his staples removed from his second surgery. Yes, we are practising safe socks at our house. And we hope that dear Charlie never ever finds another unpartnered sock anywhere, ever. ... Read more

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