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H is for Hawk

Saturday, April 25, 2015      8 comments

Yup, recommended by a Sparkie friend and let me pass along that recommendation: this marvellous book by Helen Macdonald has to be one of the best reads I've encountered in a very long time. Non-fiction. All about an English academic who's ... Read more

Why I KNOW I'm Going to Heaven . . . .

Friday, April 24, 2015      25 comments

LEANJEANS thinks the time has come to say goodbye to her beloved Coal, her glorious black German Shepherd who's not well. And she posted a blog about this sad moment today . . .
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Charlie Lazarus!

Thursday, April 23, 2015      26 comments

Charlie's collapse was April 5th, Easter Sunday. We were terrified. He could not get up at all. He clearly was in a terrible amount of pain. And he seemed to have given up. We called the emergency vet clinic, rolled him into a comforter... Read more


Wednesday, April 22, 2015      15 comments
evels/article24045512/ Here's an idea I love -- sweatworking instead of networking! Meeting up with ... Read more

Can't Shake It . . . Yet

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      20 comments

The feeling lousy, that is. Still headachy and nauseous and generally punk. Put in a full day at work yesterday anyhow. Today - I'll go in, deal with the urgent stuff and then bail. We've got good people singing backup and nobody... Read more

The Look of Love

Monday, April 20, 2015      27 comments
ticle23995458/ Of course we already knew that, didn't we? That when we gaze into our dogs' eyes, and the... Read more

Soothing Tummy Soup!

Sunday, April 19, 2015      22 comments

My usual fiery concoctions don't appeal at the moment!! (Last week's puttanesca with so much garlic onion and hot peppers and capers and anchovy . . . no way!) This week I opted for soothing pureed carrot and pumpkin, with turmeric and ging... Read more

Feeling Lousy

Saturday, April 18, 2015      22 comments

Headachy, nauseous, upset tum. Doesn't happen often: can't complain. Will just take it easy (no gym) and not venture far from home. No problem enjoying the sunshine here, with Charlie!... Read more

Eating Disorders

Friday, April 17, 2015      13 comments

Some of us at Spark People have eating disorders. Grounded in mental health issues. Eating too much is (sometimes) an eating disorder. And so is eating too little: anorexia, bulimia. Exercise anorexia Some of us here at Spark People ... Read more

The Heartbreak of Divorce

Thursday, April 16, 2015      22 comments
lly-for-women/article23972035/ Oh my goodness. I "knew" this anecdotally -- but now researchers ha... Read more

Gluten Free?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      23 comments
ing-up-gluten.html Here's an article that recommends getting a celiac test before embracing a gluten free diet. I know that high ... Read more

Spring in Canada

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      30 comments

Coldest winter on record since 1934. (OK, not really as much snow as usual: but still!) Canadians suffer. And Canadians celebrate spring with absolute euphoria. From now until the first bright green fuzzy leaves appear on the t... Read more

Mental Distractibility

Monday, April 13, 2015      32 comments
n/article23880199/ Matthew Crawford has written what sounds to be a most in... Read more

The Pressure to Perform Our Lives

Sunday, April 12, 2015      25 comments

I saw this phrase this morning in a National Post newspaper article and it struck a chord. The pressure to perform my life. Yikes. Complete with selfies? (There are detailed articles on the internet about how to take the best selfies . .... Read more

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday

Saturday, April 11, 2015      21 comments

Laundry well in hand. I've rapid-read the paper, enjoyed lots of coffee with raspberries and Greek yogourt. Heading to the gym. There's whole lotta new music on my iPod courtesy of DS and I'll enjoy that big time. Library says they'... Read more

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