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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
Spring Green!
Monday, April 07, 2014      28 comments

Birthday inventory: I'm 63 today and updated my Spark Page accordingly. Wearing the spring green leather jacket I bought to celebrate 62 (with pale blue blouse, navy pencil skirt, green/navy/white silk scarf, navy pumps). Updated my Spark Pag... Read more
Post-Winter Hands
Sunday, April 06, 2014      21 comments

It's been a terribly long winter here, and there are still mounds of snow outside my window. So "post-winter" is optimistic since there's no clear evidence winter is exiting any time soon! My hands have suffered the most. Here are thr... Read more
Exercise Motivation
Friday, April 04, 2014      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/life-video/video-fitn
ess-basics-how-this-traine
r-gets-motivated-to-hit-th
e-gym/article17787812/ A short video that explains convincingly how one personal trainer increases her ow... Read more
Does Eating Healthy Cost More?
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      23 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/life-video/video-ctv-
windsor-a-cheaper-healthie
r-way-to-eat/article17749716/ This link says it doesn't cost more money. But: it probably does cost more time, to prepare foods from s... Read more

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