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Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      28 comments

Nope, although she borrowed the title, it's not the collection of essays by Joan Didion which is on my mind. In the run-up to Christmas, it's the original 1919 poem by Yeats I'm thinking about. Year after year, no matter what our circums... Read more
A little Christmas prep . . .
Monday, December 21, 2015      22 comments

Yesterday we finally got a few strings of outside lights up -- and our Christmas tree: a balsam fir, smaller than usual but still very pretty and smells lovely of course. The Christmas ceramic village is on the mantel too. And most of the... Read more
All My Yesterdays: Will I Respect Myself in the Morning???
Sunday, December 20, 2015      21 comments

Or instead face that "walk of shame" . . . to the scale! Weighed in yesterday at the gym (on the proper balance beam scale) and I'm doing OK. Not brilliant but within my acceptable "range". And I ate better yesterday: not at the top... Read more
TO-MORE-O! Shout out to NELLJONES
Saturday, December 19, 2015      23 comments

NELLJONES is one of the longest and most successful maintainers here at Spark People: and a wise and wonderful person. Some 40 years ++, and she looks just fabulous. Haven't met her yet? Here's a link to her Spark Page. w... Read more
Not Yesterday: Today FOR SURE
Friday, December 18, 2015      21 comments

Gahhhh, another busy busy day yesterday with one of those work/social thingies which I'd completely forgotten about popping up in my calendar at the end of the day, speeches droning on until after 9 pm. And a sit-down dinner thingy too. ... Read more
Calorie Creep
Thursday, December 17, 2015      28 comments

I'm tracking -- and I'm seeing an upward trend. Too many days at the upper end of my calorie range. Yup. And it's dark. The days are short. And it's busy at work. Nuts in fact. Busy at home too. Too many demands on l... Read more
Be Yourself
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      15 comments

ca.style.yahoo.com/post/
135204646750/you-shouldnt-
be-afraid-of-being-yourself "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Advice we're often given: and yet it can be hard to follow. This 12-year-old fro... Read more
We stand
Monday, December 14, 2015      24 comments

"We stand" is part of our national anthem: "O Canada, we stand on guard for thee." And I've been reviewing with interest the national and international press following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's greetings to Syrian refugees on Thursday at ... Read more
Feeling Proud to be Canadian
Sunday, December 13, 2015      24 comments

The first Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto Thursday evening and our new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the airport to greet them. In shirt sleeves. Low key and kind. "You are home," he said. Simple, moving. One of those j... Read more
Shopping!!
Saturday, December 12, 2015      26 comments

Gotta do some. Today's the day. Girding the loins. OK then: out the door!!... Read more
Reprieved by fate . . .
Friday, December 11, 2015      22 comments

Remember that old TV series, The Fugitive? That was a tag-line in the intro, week after week. And nope, I never got to watch it at the time it first ran, no TV at my house during my childhood. bBut somehow the whole series was obtained and I w... Read more
Two Christmas bizzness thingies . . .
Thursday, December 10, 2015      24 comments

. . . . both scheduled for today, both involving booze (not having any, they also involve driving) and standing up and chatting (I'm good with that) and fatty/salty/sugary snacking (I'll be looking for the veggies and the lean protein, in modera... Read more
Christmas Cookies
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      29 comments

My mum baked dozens of varieties of Christmas cookies: some simple (3 ingredient shortbread, brown sugar and flour and butter only -- but fiddly to roll out and cut with cookie cutters) and some very elaborate (strawberries made with red Jello p... Read more
Microlights
Tuesday, December 08, 2015      24 comments

My lavender tree is now sporting battery-operated microlights, in honour of the season: very very tiny, smaller than a grain of rice, and all white, so pretty on these gloomy dark days. It's lighting up breakfast omelettes AND supper soups... Read more
Microwave Egg-white Omelette
Monday, December 07, 2015      25 comments

This is a real go-to for me for breakfast. I buy the cartons of pasteurized egg white, spray the folding microwave omelette pan lightly with Pam olive oil and pour in a full cup of egg white (half in each side) then precook on high for 1 minute... Read more

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