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Reprieve!!
Friday, April 28, 2017      18 comments

Yesterday was my pulmonary function test at the hospital -- requisitioned by my kindly, concerned family doctor who said my x-ray (after two back-to-back bouts of pneumonia) indicated I had emphysema. Emphysema! Oh my, that got me worried... Read more
Sleeping and Eating
Thursday, April 27, 2017      23 comments

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6017ebcc7d628690ccfc0b0a3 Above is the link to Susan Peirce Thompson's week... Read more
Nesting!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      22 comments

Yesterday outside my office window, one male house sparrow carried around in his beak an extravagant frond of nesting material, almost twice his own body length, most of the day!! Was he advertising to the lady sparrows: "I'm a real handy ... Read more
Daffodils and Hyacinths and Wildflowers Oh My!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      30 comments

This is everybody's favourite time of the year: Spring. But maybe nobody enjoys spring more than a Canadian! I've got flowers from my garden (not the grocery store) on the kitchen table. Bright yellow daffodils and deep purple hyacint... Read more
WHYny
Monday, April 24, 2017      11 comments

"How I used to feel every day", KRISZTA11 reminded me. Yes, Friday brought it all back to me. I can remember that when I overate every day, I went to bed every night feeling that physical discomfort of a distended stomach. Profound emotio... Read more
WHYny
Monday, April 24, 2017      13 comments

"How I used to feel every day", KRISZTA11 reminded me. Yes, Friday brought it all back to me. I can remember that when I overate every day, I went to bed every night feeling that physical discomfort of a distended stomach. Profound emotio... Read more
Beating Myself Up
Sunday, April 23, 2017      37 comments

I was quite astonished at how powerfully I wanted to condemn myself for my "deviations" Friday. No kidding. I felt like a bad bad bad person. And I felt like a fat fat fat person. Self-loathing leaping out at me from a dark corner.... Read more
Not So Great . . .
Saturday, April 22, 2017      30 comments

. . . with the nutrition management yesterday. Gahhhhhh. Lunch got delayed WAY too long. And then I was hungry and exhausted and: yup. Ate too much at dinner. Over my calorie allocation for the day. By quite a margin. An... Read more
Tough Day Coming Up!!
Friday, April 21, 2017      24 comments

I'll be on the road by 7:30 to the City and trying hard to make a difference in a difficult matter. Always always interesting. And: there's an apple and a granola bar in my bag! Maxed out the breakfast protein with -- you guessed it... Read more
Travelling With My Microwave Omelette Pan
Thursday, April 20, 2017      25 comments

You may recall that I BOUGHT a microwave omelette pan for the condo on Maui and gifted it when we left -- because we have two at home! So if one's in the dishwasher, another is available for use. And for the Sanibel trip, I tucked one of t... Read more
Back at Work
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      28 comments

If you haven't done so, consider checking the comments on my Five Thieves blog yesterday. Sparkies have outdone themselves, absolutely reinforcing one of the themes (that we support each other: we do!). There is so much collective wisdom being... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Five Thieves of Happiness: MAINtenance version!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      79 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
report-on-business/careers
/management/some-tips-for-
banishing-the-five-thieves
-of-happiness/article34714621/ A column in the business section of the Globe and Mail takes a look at Joh... Read more
Will a Late Night Snack Make Me Gain Weight?
Monday, April 17, 2017      23 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/will-a-late-night-sna
ck-sabotage-a-weight-loss-
regimen/article34629307/ The "conventional" wisdom is "a calorie is a calorie" and it doesn't matter WHEN... Read more
Fake Buddha
Sunday, April 16, 2017      23 comments

fakebuddhaquotes.com/pai
n-is-inevitable-suffering-
is-optional/ "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional". This was an "old saying" referenced in a recent novel I galloped through . . . but although billed as an o... Read more
Size, Shape, Behaviour: Birding Class!
Saturday, April 15, 2017      41 comments

How do I tell one bird from another? Beginning birders focus on colour. If it's a red bird, it's a cardinal. But: supposing it' s just a glimpse of red in a bush mostly concealed by foliage: could it be a scarlet tanager? Yes, it was... Read more

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