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Shared Wisdom
Friday, April 08, 2016      19 comments

What a deluge of shared wisdom and comfort was triggered by my blog yesterday. Thank you all -- and I hope to thank you more individually over the weekend. Is aging saging as one dear Sparkie suggests? Well maybe, sometimes anyhow: and I... Read more
Old Age Pensioner
Thursday, April 07, 2016      41 comments

Twenty-five years ago when I turned 40 was a totally traumatic event. Forty!! I was out of the workforce, having had to give up my tenured college teaching job to care for a very ill baby. Although mothering two young children was the most i... Read more
Not My Food
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      36 comments

Oh my goodness. How many times do I have to relearn this one? Multi-person meeting at our office Monday. Lots of goodies brought in. Lots of ... Read more
Goldfinch!!
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      30 comments

How amazing, to see a goldfinch in bright buttery yellow summer plumage, against a snowy backdrop! Goldfinches don't migrate: they spend their ... Read more
O Magazine: Your Best Body
Sunday, April 03, 2016      36 comments

The April issue of O magazine features Oprah and nine other ladies each of whom wants to lose weight. It's related, no doubt, to her Weight Watchers venture. And I most sincerely wish her and the other nine all the best. But: the indicato... Read more
Gratitude for Heimlich Stories
Saturday, April 02, 2016      21 comments

Thanks, Sparkies, for your well wishes and your own Heimlich reminiscences. I HAVE Heimliched (if that's a verb) my own son successfully on two memorable childhood occasions: hard lollipops while running, both times. DH has schooled hims... Read more
Those AGMs Can Be Dangerous: A Heimlich Emergency!
Friday, April 01, 2016      32 comments

Last year when I attended the AGM for our local professional group, one of the members fell off a stage: there was unfortunate stripy carpeting on stage and floor which was quite disorienting. She was badly cut, an ambulance needed to be called... Read more
Rain
Thursday, March 31, 2016      21 comments

I love the sound of rain on the roof. One of the great pleasures of having my bedroom on the third floor! Those robins will be out in full force today: and I took a small pair of binoculars to the office just for the pleasure of some occ... Read more
Always Believe that Something Wonderful is About to Happen: LEANJEAN6
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      15 comments

That's LEANJEAN6's status post today (with a picture). And: don't you love it? There's a miracle just over the horizon. And: maybe I can nudge it along!! But: at the very least I'm looking for it!! A self-fulfilling prop... Read more
Routine blood work
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      19 comments

What a great system: online booking! I needed a bunch of blood tests including a fasting blood sugar -- and so of course wanted an early morning appointment before work. Booked on line: arrived right on time; waited in a very crowded ... Read more
My Plate for Older Adults
Monday, March 28, 2016      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/an-age-appropriate-he
althy-food-guide-for-adult
s-over-age-51/article29393264/ Yes, we need to change the way we eat as we get older. And that (sob ... Read more
Soup!
Sunday, March 27, 2016      29 comments

OK then -- it's still pretty wintery here and my pot o' soup for this week's suppers is hearty chicken barley mushroom: with extra protein from a can of rinsed chickpeas, lots of celery/carrots/onions/green beans/peas for colour and vitamins -- ... Read more
SPARKLE PLENTY!
Saturday, March 26, 2016      16 comments

The sun is out and everything is amazingly sparkly!! The tree guys have come early this morning and done their thing: emergency removal of the big chunks of maple from our roof. And on to the next customer! There are lots of people with ... Read more
So You Want to Move to Canada, Eh?
Friday, March 25, 2016      24 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
QxgpMLSK_I8 This is pretty funny!! (And really, we ARE that nice . . . no kidding. But the weather's not that nice. Last night's incredible ice storm has deposited a great big chunk of map... Read more
The Willpower Gap: Debunked? SPT Thinks Not
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      14 comments

susanpeircethompson.com/
2016/03/the-willpower-gap-
debunked-or-not/?inf_conta
ct_key=a9c7932551c54188459
ad30df5a30359a8f069384841a
5c6c5002296ebacf373 Well how timely is that? Susan Peirce Thompson this we... Read more

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