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Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 08, 2016      20 comments

I've been enjoying reading people's wonderful Mother's Day blogs: full of happy memories of their mothers, and rejoicing in stories of their own children too. It's heart warming. My mother and father died in 1997 within 24 hours of ea... Read more
Beck Check Week #1
Saturday, May 07, 2016      26 comments

Do these activities daily: * Eat a healthful diet with limited calories - 6 GREAT DAYS, 1 GOOD * Think about what you're eating before you actually put it in your mouth - 95% * Sit down whenever you eat and then eat slowly and mindfu... Read more
Girls Hating Fitness
Friday, May 06, 2016      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/body-changes-pushing-
teen-girls-away-from-sport
s-research-suggests/article29866403/ And, in sharp contrast to yesterday's inspiring centenarian: here's ... Read more
100 Years Inspiring
Thursday, May 05, 2016      17 comments

ca.news.yahoo.com/video-
100-year-old-woman-sets-wo
rld-track-record-150340235.html Short video clip, pretty inspiring!! "Get up and do things even if you don't feel like it. . . . Your strength is in you". ... Read more
Biggest Regainer
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      23 comments

www.thestar.com/news/wor
ld/2016/05/02/after-the-bi
ggest-loser-their-bodies-f
ought-to-regain-weight.html Nope, that's not a new reality show. But there's been a study "After the Biggest Loser" tracking wei... Read more
How To Be Miserable
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      27 comments

Pretty clearly from yesterday's blog comments, ironing makes a lot of Sparkies miserable!! Me, meh: I can iron with a grin on my face: and I cannot bring myself to wear wrinkly cottons or linens. Or a whole lotta polyester although wrinkle-fre... Read more
Ironies of ironing!
Monday, May 02, 2016      27 comments

I don't end up ironing as much in the winter -- winter woolens tend to go to the dry cleaners. Or my rib turtlenecks (a frequent go-to with a suit jacket) can hop into the washing machine and then the dryer. Summer clothes (lighter shirt... Read more
Laid-back
Sunday, May 01, 2016      18 comments

Saturday was so busy that I'm not planning to do much today at all (other than soup making, done: a sale on mushrooms at the grocery store inspired yet another pot of that perennial fave, chicken mushroom barley with dill!). And the weather... Read more
Laundry Done . . .
Saturday, April 30, 2016      18 comments

. . . off to the gym. And the library. And the grocery store. Then soup making!! I may be inspired by something in the freggies offerings . . . nothing urgently requires "using up" this week!! (Last week's curried pumpkin, made fast with can... Read more
DH Bday
Friday, April 29, 2016      22 comments

DH (that's TUFFMUFFIN) is celebrating his bday today . . . and I'm so grateful for all the terrific years we've had together. And that he keeps on taking care of his own health so I can hope for many more to come . . . Life is good. I am... Read more
Repeat
Thursday, April 28, 2016      22 comments

Yesterday's recess walk was such a pleasure -- longer distance and a different route -- that I'm looking forward to a repeat today. Repeat: re-treat!! And yup, it's a bit of a retreat from the workday too, no kidding. I've been ... Read more
Warm and Sunny
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      19 comments

Looks like a great day for a "recess" walk! And quite possibly the daffodils I planted outside my window at work will be in bloom . . . I've been watching the buds get fatter day after day. (Now fatter buds are a good thing . . .).... Read more
Sleet Storm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016      26 comments

I can hear the ice pellets stinging against the skylight. It's dark and cold and gloomy. On my kitchen table: a bouquet of white freesia in full bloom . . . what an amazing fragrance. I've tried but can't grow these in my garden: every on... Read more
A Walk in the Woods
Monday, April 25, 2016      31 comments

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Salty
Sunday, April 24, 2016      29 comments

Sodium 3759 yesterday. Pounds up 2. Oh dear oh dear. It was the (modest portion) dinner of chicken ravioli with pesto. Within calorie range but unusual for me: I seldom eat anything simple carb, and seldom eat anything "manufacture... Read more

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