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Is 100 the New 60?
Sunday, June 05, 2016      22 comments

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-make-100-the-new-60 And if you knew that 100 were the new 60, how would you... Read more
Feeling Better, Feeling Content
Saturday, June 04, 2016      20 comments

I'm not 100% yet but feeling so much better. And feeling better makes me realize how very much good health contributes to contentment. Nothing euphoric, nothing dazzling, nothing super-exciting going on: just the quiet pleasure and se... Read more
The Instant Gratification Genie
Friday, June 03, 2016      20 comments

Thanks for all the sickie sympathy yesterday! I soaked up some sun sitting on my high deck surrounded by blossoms and snoozed and had some soup and read. Still not great but one more day of work (can't play hookey today) and then a weekend. ... Read more
Sick sick sick
Thursday, June 02, 2016      31 comments

I've been fighting it for about five days but it's getting worse: sore sore throat, achy, plugged up ears, now extending down into my chest: summer cold. Bleecchhhh! Poor night's sleep; and this morning I'm barely capable of croaking... Read more
The Science of Spit
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      17 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/food-tr
ends/how-saliva-determines
-our-food-texture-preferen
ces/article30221556/ What an interesting article in the Globe about "mouth feel" and individual preferenc... Read more
Post Verandaaaahhhh Routine
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      23 comments

At this time of the year, I love to take a little stroll around the garden and pick something fresh for the kitchen table. This morning: bridal wreath spirea, late Persian lilac and lily-of-the-valley. Coming soon: Siberian iris (the... Read more
Extreme Gardening
Monday, May 30, 2016      25 comments

Spent at least four hours sweating it out in the garden yesterday: my central life metaphor for sure. Weeding. Pruning. Planting. Watering. And acknowledging that if a plant isn't working in a particular location, I ... Read more
Failure: not a popular concept . . .
Sunday, May 29, 2016      18 comments

Loved reading the responses to yesterday's blog, thank you all!! And I totally get that wallowing in failure is not helpful. (Hope that's not what I communicated). But: I do think that many of us can become discouraged because we can... Read more
Failure Board
Saturday, May 28, 2016      27 comments

My very wise and infinitely resilient DD (who's dealing with a tough patch) tells me that what's needed online is not the braggy stuff from Facebook (nope, I'm not on Facebook) or "vision board" but frank "failure boards". That is: candid a... Read more
OK then . . . Peak Stress??
Friday, May 27, 2016      24 comments

Could be. And I'm prepared for it: one of those fabulous egg white omelettes on my bright red plate with coffee in my bright red mug on the verandaaaaah with Charlie and DH and inhaling the lilac! Recess walk planned!! Lunch salads in... Read more
Microwave Egg White Omelette: My Go-To, in Pictures!!
Thursday, May 26, 2016      22 comments

My microwave omelette maker is one of the most useful pieces of equipment I own in the maintenance battle! ... Read more
Trouble in Paradise . . .
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      24 comments

. . . a year from now, I won't be troubled about this current crisis. If I think about what was worrying me most a year ago, the sleepless nights, the frantic check lists: it's actually no problem, none at all today. Everything is much muc... Read more
Daily Quotes: 1CRAZYDOG shout out!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      24 comments

"Our life is but a stream that flows by so quickly. Make each moment count". That was the thought posted on my Spark Page today by 1CRAZYDOG: attributed to Gail Godwin. Can I make every moment count? Maybe not: but I can be more awa... Read more
Long Weekend
Monday, May 23, 2016      22 comments

May 2-4 (and no, I'm not a beer drinker) is the traditional launch of summer (and no, it's not June 21st) in Canada. Queen Victoria's birthday: the British tradition isn't so much what's being celebrated as summer. But: I've been very ve... Read more
10 REALLY Final Diet Fix Takeaways
Sunday, May 22, 2016      20 comments

1. If I can't happily eat any less, I'm not going to eat any less. 2. If I can't happily exercise any more, I'm not going to exercise any more. 3. If I don't like the life I'm living, I'm not going to keep living that way. 4. If I acce... Read more

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