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Gazpacho!
Monday, July 21, 2014      22 comments

It's gotta be summer when there's gazpacho chilling in the fridge. Weather forecast said we'll hit 30 Celsius today . . . now it appears we'll be approaching that tomorrow (say, 88 to 90 F). Tomatoes, green pepper, chili pepper, cucumber... Read more
Anticipating Happiness Part 2
Sunday, July 20, 2014      19 comments

I recently blogged about current research which tells us that anticipating happiness is the best part -- planning for the vacation is more pleasurable than taking the vacation or remembering the vacation. And yup: right away I booked two we... Read more
Carpe Diem: Glad I Did!!
Saturday, July 19, 2014      16 comments

It's cool and cloudy here today, with rain threatening -- and more of the same tomorrow! OK then, makes me even gladder that I took off from work yesterday and enjoyed the sun and went to the beach and played golf and ate a great supper at... Read more
Summer IS Blissful!
Friday, July 18, 2014      13 comments

Worked till about 11 am and then slunk out the door. Had a bowlful of my Italian farro and lupini bean soup on the back deck with Charlie, and some gorgeous sweet black cherries for dessert. Spent an hour or so on my high "tree fort" deck lis... Read more
Summertime, summertime, some some summertime . . . .
Thursday, July 17, 2014      18 comments

I love summer. And tomorrow is going to be a gloriously sunny July Friday. And I don't have stuff to do that I could not postpone (other than signing a few accounts and so forth . . . ). So: I'm thinking I may just sneak out abo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Five years maintaining!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      58 comments

Wow!! Didn't see that one sneaking up on me, quite frankly. And that may be because I'd actually taken off most of the weight, 80 pounds, more than five years before I joined Spark in May 2009 and just had a bit of tweaking to do. I'd put on a ... Read more
Simple
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      27 comments

It's simple. Eat less. Move more. Not easy. Nothing new here.... Read more
Quick Heal: Thanks for the Comforting Suggestions!!
Monday, July 14, 2014      18 comments

Wow, that "mouthful of blood" thing was pretty horrifying but (and despite the fact that there was a smaller wound on the roof of my mouth too) it's resolved itself with amazing speed. Thanks for your advice and comforting suggestions -- t... Read more
"Block" Tracking . . . and food injuries!
Sunday, July 13, 2014      21 comments

I do quite a bit of exercise tracking by grouping . . . and noticed yesterday on my "friend feed" that although my cardio appears (30 minutes on the elliptical) only the first of a dozen and more ST exercises showed up. So nope, I did NOT go to... Read more
Getting older . . .
Saturday, July 12, 2014      15 comments

Dear Charlie, our beloved golden retriever, was ten in May. He had had two major surgeries in the prior six months. (It's his unquenchable enthusiasm for socks. And yes we do practice safe sox all year round. Soxual abstinence altogether in... Read more
Watermellen recipes!
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      17 comments

I really DO love watermellen. And I had HALF of a (very small, seedless) watermellen for supper . . . about 3 cups cubes. But here are some stunning watermellen recipes . . . gotta try a couple before watermellen season is over. ... Read more
Anticipating Happiness
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      21 comments

There's an interesting article in this morning's Globe and Mail about anticipating happiness. Unfortunately it's not in the online version so I can't provide a link. But the gist is essentially this: happiness research establishes that we actu... Read more
What Do We Value? And Why It Matters To Value Ourselves!
Monday, July 07, 2014      21 comments

It's not what we SAY is important to us, so much as how we spend our time and our money, which demonstrates what we value. Really value. I have to remind myself about this over and over again. So many people (and maybe especially women) ... Read more
Much much better . . .
Sunday, July 06, 2014      14 comments

. . . the left knee, that is. And I don't believe it's a joint problem but rather more of a tendon/ligament issue. Feeling more optimistic! Thinking about a trip this afternoon to the beach! It would be the first "local outing" for that ... Read more
That Left Knee . . .
Saturday, July 05, 2014      9 comments

Played nine holes of golf last night . . . yikes! Pretty painful left knee. Got the to the gym today: 30 minutes on the elliptical, upper body weights, lower body weights, stretching, used the foam roller on the hamstring, calf muscle and... Read more

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