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"Everyone is Entitled to Their Opinion"
Saturday, July 30, 2016      16 comments

We hear that expression pretty often. And (ignoring the grammar for a moment), what do you think? Is it true? Not (and yup, I'm fully aware of the irony) in my opinion!! What's an opinion? One definition says an opinion is "a belief or... Read more
After Hillary?
Friday, July 29, 2016      17 comments

My comment on NUMD97's status post, "Hillary!": "OK, if I am allowed to make a political comment from north of the border -- was thrilled by Michelle's speech. If Hillary can succeed Bill, can Michelle succeed Barack please????" And if you... Read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016      15 comments

My DH is a maniac golfer: truly it is his primary prism through which he views every aspect of life. There's no situation arising in his life which would not benefit from a golf analogy: Tam Ludo Quam Vita (in play as in life). It's those mira... Read more
Advance Rewards
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      21 comments

I've been having an interesting exchange of messages with a Spark Friend about the value of "advance rewards": in this case, gold stars for sticking with the nutrition tracking. My piano teacher used to put stars in my music book when I'd ... Read more
What Motivation IS, Really? Shout out to STRONGDAWG!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      23 comments
al.asp?blog_id=6206710 What a great blog from STRONGDAWG. After challenging profound pain with a disciplined exercise program, incremental step by step, she's feeli... Read more
Monday, July 25, 2016      16 comments

Yay, have finally got around to planning some vacation time later this summer and also during the winter. It's always terrific to have something to look forward to: and additional motivation to keep fitting into the shorts and bathing suit... Read more
All Good
Sunday, July 24, 2016      26 comments

OK then: found some replacement geraniums, very low price too: and a couple dracaena spikes: pots all sheared back, replanted. Looking quite nice again: I won't feel guilty pangs sitting on the verandah! Also found a new bathing suit, on s... Read more
Replacement Plants . . .
Saturday, July 23, 2016      19 comments

It's hot here . . . and yesterday turned out I'd been scheduled for an 8:30 am appointment without prior notice to me and also received a "prep memo" dense 3 page email at 7 am that I needed to review for that appointment and yup, headed in to w... Read more
Sing it Ella!! Too Darn Hot . . . Yeah!!!
Friday, July 22, 2016      19 comments
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Not My Problem
Thursday, July 21, 2016      24 comments

OK, I can't fix some problems. You knew that already. And I knew it too. Of course I did. They're just too complicated. They run too deep. And I'm not all-powerful. Or remotely close to that. What I can do is pretty l... Read more
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      28 comments

I cultivate a stance of mild hilarity. Mild only, but generally that's enough. So often in the work I do, I'm confronted with adversarial stuff. Chest thumping. Knuckle dragging. Raised voices, verging on yelling. Confrontation. Attempt... Read more
"I Just Don't Futurize": Shout Out to MARINGAL
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      18 comments
al.asp?blog_id=6202747 What a fun blog: written by a person who's living in the present. Enjoying life's happenstances. Because: you just never know. Remember... Read more
Old dog . . .
Monday, July 18, 2016      22 comments

Charlie, my golden retriever, is getting very old. And it's hard for him to jump on and off the back deck. My DH tried to build him a deck (as a Mother's Day gift for me, out of metal closet shelving covered with carpet, based upon a YouTube l... Read more
Weight Loss Motivational Blogs Only?
Sunday, July 17, 2016      36 comments

I do blog regularly. And I certainly blog about my struggles (ongoing, never ending) with weight maintenance. I'm actually embarrassed by how tough it is, and how it seldom seems to get easier, and how when it DOES seem to get easier that's ve... Read more
MAINtenance: Seven Spark Years
Saturday, July 16, 2016      35 comments

How nice to receive congrats and goodies yesterday on seven years of Spark maintenance! I joined Spark in 2009. I'd taken most of the weight off in 2000-2001 down from 240ish to 150ish, but in 2009 blipped up about 20 pounds: pity party pounds... Read more

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