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Back to the Gym
Sunday, February 28, 2016      24 comments

Yup, I need to get back to the gym routine post-vacation. And went yesterday. It always stuns me how FEW calories I burn on the elliptical for 30 minutes of vigorous effort at level 8: yesterday, about 265, pretty much a match for the inta... Read more
Sparkly!
Saturday, February 27, 2016      19 comments

So so grateful for all the great birding vacation suggestions: thank you, thank you, thank you! I will enjoy the further research and planning! Mayb... Read more
Birding Vacation Ideas
Friday, February 26, 2016      24 comments

OK, recent vacation was so much fun I'd like to start planning the next one: because apparently a lot of the value of vacations is in the anticipation of them! Probably a warm destination: and probably not for another year . . . February 20... Read more
OK I get the point(s)!!
Thursday, February 25, 2016      24 comments

Spark Points login wheel slowed down dramatically just before the 1000 goodie points and clicked past it and stopped on 2. TWO! That's right. Sigh. OK then, I get it. My life is pretty darn good and I don't really deserve the 10... Read more
Food Waste
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      22 comments

I don't very often waste food: what doesn't get used in my lunch salads goes into my Saturday soup pot. Suppers every night for the following week. But returning from recent time away on vacation, there were a few sad items that had to be... Read more
Antigua Pinkshacks
Monday, February 22, 2016      30 comments

DH and I are back from two blissful weeks in rural Antigua: the Five Islands area south and west of the capital of St. John's. Most definitely a si... Read more
Healthy and Happy
Thursday, February 18, 2016      35 comments

Eating well, exercising well, sleeping well, relaxed: I haven't felt this fabulous for awhile!!... Read more
Unwinding
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      26 comments

I realize yet again, it takes me more than a week to unwind -- Relaxed now, though!!... Read more
Kindness and Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 13, 2016      19 comments

Read a recent article about infidelity and marriage breakdown and the potential for recovery: that is, possibly infidelity isn't a "deal breaker" (and given the very high percentage of marriages in which infidelity occurs . . . . differing for m... Read more
Lurking
Friday, February 12, 2016      22 comments

Still officially on a Spark break with limited internet time/access: sticking to the program although it's not possible to track "officially"! Nothing like pre-planning: that truth is brought home to me get again!!... Read more
Gratitude and Envy
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      27 comments

Thinking about a recent article on Oliver Sacks in the Globe and Mail: famous neurologist renowned for his work on Parkinson's in particular. And for his non-scientific writings too, including reflections prior to his death after he'd received ... Read more
Taking a Spark break
Sunday, February 07, 2016      24 comments

May not be present much over the next little while. But will be back!... Read more
Nancy Lamott: We Can Be Kind
Saturday, February 06, 2016      23 comments

Just discovered Nancy Lamott -- and her iconic delivery of a great song, "We Can Be Kind". www.youtube.com/watch?v=
BxR92LfcOMo The older I get, the more I value kindness. Way more important than intelli... Read more
Rebel relaxes a bit???
Friday, February 05, 2016      27 comments

OK then -- didn't mean to imply by yesterday's rebellious blog about mandatory professional education updates that I don't enjoy learning. I do. Read constantly. Engage in professional boards. Prepare stuff for others in relation to t... Read more
Mandatory Professional Education
Thursday, February 04, 2016      26 comments

OK then -- many of us have workplace and professional requirements for ongoing updates --so many hours a year of education/retraining. And I get why it's important. And I'm grateful that mostly I can do this "on line" rather than havin... Read more

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