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Diet Pop

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      17 comments

Diet pop? What American Sparkies seem to call "soda"? OK, I knew it wasn't good for me. And I don't drink much of it: probably not even one Diet Coke a week . . . But I like it. And I do use Splenda in my flavoured Keurig coffee .... Read more

If You're Happy and You Know It . . .

Monday, July 06, 2015      21 comments

Remember the old song? I'm clapping my hands, stamping my feet. There are moments of grace in live. They are temporary. But: we gotta notice them. We do. They are what sustain us through the other moments.... Read more

Happy Fourth of July to All American Sparkies!!

Saturday, July 04, 2015      20 comments

Hope you've had a day of celebrating your great country with BBQ and marching bands and fireworks and patriotic pride! President Obama's speech at Charlotte has to have been the strongest and most moving of his entire presidential career. ... Read more

All Done!

Thursday, July 02, 2015      19 comments

And what a relief: year long business project brought to a satisfactory conclusion. It was a lot of work: more than I could ever have contemplated. But worth it. Now: onward and upward. Have to say, I was so exhausted for July 1st t... Read more

I Am Canadian: Happy Canada Day!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      22 comments

Canada, where hopes and dreams can thrive Both immigrants and native born Make our land come alive Canada, one nationality We form our unity unique From our diversity I am Canadian Join hands with me I am Canadian Feel proud... Read more

Peregrine Falcons and Baseball Fans

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      17 comments
amily-of-falcons/article25192972/ Loved this story in the Globe and Mail this morning about rescue of three fledgling peregrine falcons... Read more

Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Monday, June 29, 2015      21 comments

Since it was raining so hard (and we’re so beat anyhow) we decided to go to the special exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: A Thirst for Riches. It’s about Dutch Baroque paintings with Persian car... Read more

Ate A Whole Lot Yesterday . . .

Sunday, June 28, 2015      19 comments

. . . but not over my maximum calorie intake. Although including two (two!) beef (beef!!) meat pies. And: a plain cake doughnut (!!!) I don't eat beef, I don't eat pastry and I don't do doughnuts. It has to have been years since I had ... Read more

A Few More Days . . .

Friday, June 26, 2015      18 comments

. . . and the business project I've been working on for well over a year, but most especially over the past 6 weeks, will come to a conclusion. Ready or not. Done at the end of the month. The pace has picked up this last week. Yesterd... Read more

You Gear Up For a Challenging Day and then . . .

Thursday, June 25, 2015      26 comments

. . . it gets cancelled. Or adjourned. Or settles. Or whatever. All that time and energy getting the facts and figures back to top of mind. All that mental and emotional preparation too. For self, for client. Wasted. Oh... Read more

Fall from (Temporary) Greatness

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      19 comments

Nope, I'm no longer 100% for June on Trivia. Missed a question (ONE QUESTION) the other day and now I'm at 98%. No Trivia A+ Student Award in the works for me!! And I'm anticipating more mistakes between now and June 30th. (Of... Read more

Big Storm

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      26 comments

Huge crashing and flashing thunderstorm last night. They really do terrify poor old Charlie. And he can't climb to the third floor to be with his comforting humans any more. So: I went down to the kitchen. We toughed it out toget... Read more

In Lieu of Flowers . . .

Monday, June 22, 2015      32 comments

Do you ever mentally draft your own obit? It's an interesting exercise in determining what matters: what you'd like to be known for at the end of it all. Not morbid, really it's not. Just a reminder that much of what we strive for ... Read more

Bessie Rose

Sunday, June 21, 2015      20 comments

There's a very unkempt and sprawling rose bush against the south side of my house. It's susceptible to bugs and mildew and it blooms only briefly every season; small floppy palest pink blossoms. They look like nothing much. But the scent o... Read more

Stir Fry Soup Variation

Saturday, June 20, 2015      21 comments

I saw a recipe for a cabbage stir fry with an interesting combo of sauce flavours and reworked it this morning into a soup based upon stuff in the kitchen past its "salad prime". To be used up: handfuls of leftover broccoli and Brussels spr... Read more

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