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All Done!

Thursday, July 02, 2015      18 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

What Diet Appeals?

Thursday, June 18, 2015      21 comments

There's lots of chat here at Spark about choosing a diet: low carb or low fat or high protein or . . .. We spend a lot of time thinking about what we want to eat, devising new recipes and so forth. But there's an interesting article in... Read more

Light Destroys Vitamin A in Milk

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      22 comments

I don't drink milk. I did not know why milk is packaged in opaque containers. And that question came up on Trivia this morning. With multiple equally plausible answers (helps milk stay cooler, helps milk stay fresher etc.). But... Read more

Less Junk

Monday, June 15, 2015      22 comments

What a work out: I called it "house cleaning, heavy" and am not proud to admit that it came up as a "new" cardio activity on my tracker!! Worked away at it all day, loaded up innumerable bags of paper. What a treat to have cleared my desk ... Read more

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