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Water Garden
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      19 comments

DS visited over the past weekend and installed a late bday gift for me: a water garden on my deck. (DS has just about completed her Master Gardener qualifications and this was one of her classwork projects: I'm the beneficiary of her studies!) ... Read more
Indian Soup, KANOE10 Style!
Sunday, May 18, 2014      15 comments

KANOE10 loves Indian food and cooks it often. She was recently kind enough to send me some tips on ingredients and spicing so that I could experiment with an Indian-inflected supper soup for next week. Based upon her advice, I bought: 3 me... Read more
Nutrition Nannies
Saturday, May 17, 2014      26 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
globe-debate/never-mind-th
e-nutrition-nannies/articl
e18706014/ Margaret Wente is one of my fave Globe and Mail writers -- she pulls no punches, takes no prisoners. So I loved today's... Read more
From My Garden
Thursday, May 15, 2014      13 comments

I love wandering around the garden and picking a few blossoms for my kitchen table. Today, a couple of daffodils. One red tulip. Three branches of japonica and two of apple blossom, still in bud. And several hyacinths: a deep pink, a cou... Read more
Five Years!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      21 comments

Hey, my five year Sparkiversary snuck right past me (May 10th). I'm thinking this has become a "way of life" -- actually a "weigh of life", right? And: today dear Charlie is 10 years old. Sang happy birthday to him first thing this mornin... Read more
Golf short short
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      9 comments

It was a gorgeous evening -- we rushed home from work, grabbed a quick supper, changed into shorts and headed for the golf course. Teed off on number one and headed towards our second shots. Without any warning at all, the sky turned b... Read more
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 11, 2014      17 comments

Could not have been a nicer day!! This being a mother thing -- kinda great, isn't it? And hardly any trouble at all, right? Or none that we can recall. All worth it anyhow. ... Read more
Spring Woods
Saturday, May 10, 2014      13 comments

These aren't "m... Read more
First Thunder Storm
Friday, May 09, 2014      19 comments

Yesterday temps hit 24 C here: that's 75ish Fahrenheit, not so so warm but it felt glorious. However, Charlie was not at all impressed by the first thunderstorm of the season which hit about midnight. My goodness, he'd forgotten how ... Read more
Turning Stress into Happiness
Thursday, May 08, 2014      13 comments

We all "just wanna be happy", right? And we all experience quite a bit of stress: the "trauma of everyday life". So: how to transform stress into happiness? I thought this was a pretty interesting article because it points out: it... Read more
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

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