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Light Destroys Vitamin A in Milk
Wednesday, June 17, 2015      22 comments

I don't drink milk. I did not know why milk is packaged in opaque containers. And that question came up on Trivia this morning. With multiple equally plausible answers (helps milk stay cooler, helps milk stay fresher etc.). But... Read more
Less Junk
Monday, June 15, 2015      22 comments

What a work out: I called it "house cleaning, heavy" and am not proud to admit that it came up as a "new" cardio activity on my tracker!! Worked away at it all day, loaded up innumerable bags of paper. What a treat to have cleared my desk ... Read more
Junque
Sunday, June 14, 2015      19 comments

There is lots of it at my house!! Of the ordinary "junk" variety and even some more exalted "junque"!! And it's gotta go. Somebody coming tomorrow to begin carting it away. And so today: yup! I'm on junk/junque ID duty. Getti... Read more
Saturday Routine
Saturday, June 13, 2015      16 comments

The older I get, the more I enjoy the predictability of those parts of my life which ARE predictable. The seasonal sequence in the garden. The weekly sequence that brings me to "chore day". Yup, routine is not necessarily boring. ... Read more
Poppy
Friday, June 12, 2015      29 comments

Evanescent, fragile and yet so flamboyant! The watermellen pink poppies are lovely -- and so too the scarlet. Our weather has been coolis... Read more
Fierce!
Thursday, June 11, 2015      23 comments

Could be a pretty fierce day. I have had a high protein breakfast (egg white omelette with low fat feta and spinach). And now: a short stroll around the garden with Charlie enjoying the sunshine and breathing in the fresh air. A ... Read more
It Doesn't Take Much
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      23 comments

Even the smallest amount of exercise can boost your mood! www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth-advisor/even-the-smal
lest-amount-of-activity-ca
n-boost-your-mood/article24875879/ Don't f... Read more
Water Garden Update
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      16 comments

OK, then: got it working! But only on reattending at the nursery, purchasing a new deer scarer fountain and pump (I checked, would have cost just as much on line with currency exchange and customs plus the delay) and much fiddling and fus... Read more
. . . and Sundays are good too!
Sunday, June 07, 2015      16 comments

Kicking back and taking it easy for another day. My week is jam-packed with appointments upcoming so this is a justifiable break I'm telling myself! Sadly, I wasn't successful in getting my water garden fountain (the bamboo "deer scarer" t... Read more
I Love Saturdays
Saturday, June 06, 2015      21 comments

Laundry done. Newspaper read. Lots of coffee, with some Greek yogourt and fruit: pineapple, raspberries, watermelon this morning. A walk around the garden with Charlie, a fresh bouquet on the kitchen table: allium seed globes and Dame's rock... Read more
Dark and Gloomy
Friday, June 05, 2015      20 comments

That's the weather today. But me? Not so much. Bright red ankle pants with white polka dots: yeah. A white t-shirt, and a black fitted cotton blazer, to tone it down a notch. And simple flat black sandals. But the pants ... Read more
Twilight on the Golf Course
Thursday, June 04, 2015      23 comments

My golf is not good. I've "played" golf for over 37 years but never with the time to devote to playing it well. In between working, raising kids, going back to school, working more and so on and so forth. And golf is a difficult difficult gam... Read more
Resilience to Wilting!
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      19 comments

Over the weekend, I'd done quite a bit of planting in my garden, among the perennials. The verandah has its red geraniums and a couple of mixed urns, mostly red geraniums and some yellow daisies. So I decided on red and yellow gerberas, ... Read more
It Might Not Happen
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      28 comments

So much of what we worry about is in the future. The what-ifs? The attempts to control, in advance, the what-thens? Which may never happen. All that worry drains the pleasure out of the right-nows. Wearing my daisy pants.... Read more
Ate Toooooooo Much Yesterday
Monday, June 01, 2015      27 comments

. . . and I feel lousy today. It wasn't a whole lot too much. Not junk food, healthy food. AND I knew that I was doing it when I was doing it. And I stopped myself. Charlie got the last bit of chicken that I knew I did not need. But... Read more

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