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A break!
Monday, October 03, 2016      22 comments

Last week I was away with DH for fall birding -- checked in to Spark, got lots of exercise (which I tracked) but didn't track my food. First break since last February -- our planned spring birding was not possible because of a little office cri... Read more
Turn Myself Around
Sunday, October 02, 2016      25 comments

Always set to thinking by Sparkie blogs. AUTIEJ is leaving temporarily for some "existentialist maintenance". And LEANJEAN6 makes a return to the Hokey Pokey clinic which is for me at the very core of existentialist maintenance. It was Sa... Read more
Stress and Diet
Friday, September 30, 2016      23 comments

Couple of interesting articles in my newspaper today. The first debunked the expectation our lives should be (can be) stress free. We've translated normal worry and stress into a "clinical" issue: we need to recharacterize indicators of st... Read more
Local Food
Thursday, September 29, 2016      19 comments

This is the time of year when the local foods are at their most plentiful. Went to the supermarket -- most everything imported. OK, I can accept that for oranges and bananas: they don't grow here any time of year. But: imported appl... Read more
Stitch in Time
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      18 comments

A button came off my short olive green rain coat: a distinctive button. If I lost it, I'd need to replace a whole buncha buttons. Buttons down the front AND buttons on the sleeves and pocket flaps. Maybe 12 buttons?? And so I went into a... Read more
Gorgeous Fall Day
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      16 comments

And I'm sneaking off to play golf. Yay!! Going to take my binoculars too, for a little covert bird watching. The blue jays are flocking (mine stay all winter but plenty are less hardy and depart). I'm also seeing lots of hawks gathering f... Read more
Funny Guy
Monday, September 26, 2016      17 comments

I am wearing my maple leaf pants again (feeling pretty patriotic, actually: Kate, who's visiting BC, was wearing a red and white dress today which the fashion press described as a tribute to Canada . . . ). DH just poured me a glass of win... Read more
Wet pants!!
Sunday, September 25, 2016      26 comments

Last night DH and I went to a memorial supper for a deceased colleague held in a large tent at a golf club. An informal and convivial "celebration" type event/fund raiser for the local hospital. DH bought me a glass of wine . . . and the... Read more
Will Power? Shout Out to VALERIEMAHA!
Saturday, September 24, 2016      17 comments

The incomparable VALERIEMAHA's status post today showcases a "crucial text" she's had on her Spark page "like forever". A quotation from Mahatma Gandhi: "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will." ... Read more
On Simmer
Friday, September 23, 2016      19 comments

I'm a soup maker. And soups need to simmer, right? I'm also a big believer in the "simmer" approach to problem solving. Frequently when I'm troubled by something, or trying to figure something out, if I head to the gym -- heck,... Read more
Osteoarthritis: Don't Take it Lying Down!
Thursday, September 22, 2016      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/dont-take-osteoarthri
tis-lying-down/article31987958/ Yup, I have some osteoarthritis. My heel-pound 10 km a day running back in the late 1980s and early 19... Read more
Grateful
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      21 comments

Grateful for a good doctor. Quick appointment. Her kind concern. (And: at no charge.) Grateful I can afford the prescribed meds. Without second thought. (They are NOT free.) Grateful that the meds are working well. Grateful th... Read more
Much better thank you!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      23 comments

The new eye drops are doing the trick! In Canada (but I gather maybe not elsewhere?) it's possible to buy OTC eye drops with "mild" antibiotic and that's what I'd done on Sunday, rather than going to an emergency clinic. Plus special eyelid cl... Read more
A sight for sore eyes?
Monday, September 19, 2016      12 comments

Remember that expression? Gotta say, I'm fighting an eye infection in both eyes. And these sore eyes aren't seeing much very clearly. The OTC antibiotic eye drops didn't help, so got to the doctor today for a stronger prescription. R... Read more
A sight for sore eyes?
Monday, September 19, 2016      14 comments

Remember that expression? Gotta say, I'm fighting an eye infection in both eyes. And these sore eyes aren't seeing much very clearly. The OTC antibiotic eye drops didn't help, so got to the doctor today for a stronger prescription. R... Read more

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