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Vain Mice?
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      15 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth-advisor/can-you-exerc
ise-your-way-to-youthful-s
kin/article18328010/ Loved this article about how exercise rejuvenates the skin of aging mice and reduces... Read more
First Golf!
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      11 comments

What a glorious evening! Left work earlyish with DH and headed for the golf course. It was sunny but cool -- long sleeve shirt and sweater and long pants weather. Did I play well? Not at all. But it was absolutely wonderful to lis... Read more
Wild flowers
Monday, May 05, 2014      18 comments

This is the first May 5th I can remember without fuzzy green leaves on the trees -- always always always the day after DS's birthday is the "leaping greenly spirits of trees" d... Read more
Bacon Postscript
Sunday, May 04, 2014      14 comments

When DH read yesterday's blog, he reminded me that last weekend we had met a couple with a very beloved pet pot-bellied pig weighing some 250 pounds (it had grown much larger than anticipated). For them their pig ("Roscoe") was just like our Ch... Read more
Bacon
Saturday, May 03, 2014      18 comments

I do not eat pig. (Charlotte's Web effect, most probably). And that means I do not eat bacon. In general, I'm an "uglitarian" (DD's term): meaning, I don't eat cute animals. Chicken and fish, yes. Principled? Vegan DD says not. Fo... Read more
First Spring Bouquet From My Garden!
Thursday, May 01, 2014      17 comments

Purple violets: they smell wonderful. Bright blue scylla. And tiny yellow daffodils. I picked a few of each, and they're in a shot glass on my kitchen table!!... Read more
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

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