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Heartening!
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      18 comments

Cardiologist (who is 10 years younger than me) says he wishes he'd be able to do as well on a stress test . . . final definitive test and I'm A-OK! Now that's heartening . . . absolutely. Particularly given I'm still not 100% post-cold! A... Read more
Premature Full Moon???
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      22 comments

It's not full moon until June 20, according to my check of a "moon phases" calendar. But my goodness: yesterday was quite challenging at work! Oh well oh well. We do what we can. And this morning I've had a luscious asparagus eg... Read more
New Week
Monday, June 06, 2016      17 comments

It's dark and rainy out there: and I wish I'd managed to get my nasturtium seeds planted over the weekend. Maybe tonight after work. A couple days delay doesn't make much difference: they'll be off and running in the warm moist soil. ... Read more
Is 100 the New 60?
Sunday, June 05, 2016      22 comments

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tion-apps-this-is-how-medi
cal-technology-is-going-to
-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

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