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Just Try Harder??? How Fair Is That?

Monday, November 30, 2015      4 comments

I've always suspected that I'm a bit of an exercise "non-responder": that is, exercise doesn't do as much for me in terms of weight maintenance as it does for other people. (Although maybe it does more for me than most in terms of mood and joy ... Read more

Getting Glammed Up!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015      28 comments

DH and I are going to be joining some friends at a pre-Christmas party next weekend: and apparently we're all pulling out all the stops! DH's dug out his black tie ensemble (with bright red lining!) and confirms everything fits: the pleated... Read more

The Conflict Paradox: Bernard Mayer

Friday, November 27, 2015      16 comments

I heard Bernard Mayer speaking about this new book of his at my conference on Family Dispute Resolution on Monday -- and it was fascinating! He identifies 7 "conflict paradoxes": 1. Competition and Cooperation 2. Optimism and Real... Read more

Bikram #2

Thursday, November 26, 2015      17 comments

I took a break yesterday and tried again this morning: and there were tiny incremental improvements in my flexibility and balance -- noticeable only to me, but encouraging for sure! Great to try new things . . . I am enjoying this!... Read more

The quantified life

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      17 comments
on-childrens-self-image/article27462463/ "The unexamined life is not worth living": said Plato. And ... Read more


Tuesday, November 24, 2015      19 comments

My first class this morning at 6 am. With DH! And yup, it was pretty tough to get up for it after yesterday's long commute and heavy-duty conference. Particularly since I had an early appointment after. A couple of friends who en... Read more

Long Day Commuting

Monday, November 23, 2015      15 comments

Spent a long day on the commuter train into Toronto: attending a conference; and then back home again. My goodness: for years I did this every day!! And driving myself or taking the bus most of the time. Sure am glad that I don't have to... Read more

Skating Night Stew

Sunday, November 22, 2015      22 comments

I guess writing about my carnivorous DH yesterday reminded me that about twice a year I do eat beef too: in small quantities. And yesterday at the grocery store, boneless roasts were on special: but only really big ones: too much for DH to ... Read more

Not My Food: Charlie's Got This!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015      21 comments

Charlie is so clear on this. He only eats his own food. I can put his (special grain free organic duck) chow into his bowl, and inadvertently leave the lid off the chow bin about 2 feet from his bowl: and he would NEVER think of helpi... Read more

Furnace is FIXED!!

Friday, November 20, 2015      21 comments

Oh the bliss. I am warm. So are the other people here. Charlie is warm too: even he was clearly finding his world somewhat uncomfortable!! And we won't be shivering all weekend. Actually, a very nice weekend planned and I'm ... Read more

Some of us are Muslim . . .

Thursday, November 19, 2015      29 comments

Canada is a proudly multicultural country. Our new Prime Minister has pledged to accommodate 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. But the recent events in Paris are causing, even in Canada, quite a considerable backlash aga... Read more

Not Today: Maybe Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 18, 2015      27 comments

But no promises. That's the message from our furnace repair people. Gahhhhhhh!! It's "unfortunate" that a part could not be ordered over the weekend (suppliers were closed, part is not regularly required so not kept in stock by... Read more

Deny-eting and Motivation

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      30 comments

Just a couple ideas I've gleaned from a couple of media sources recently and been thinking about. So long as I consider that dieting is denying myself what I "really" want -- deny-eting -- I'm not going to be able to sustain optimal nutriti... Read more

Warm Office!

Monday, November 16, 2015      20 comments

Going in to work this morning is going to feel like a tropical vacay! And in fact I've got a number of matters "heating up"!!! Let's hope there's a miracle with the furnace repair over the course of the day . . . .... Read more

Still cold cold cold . . .

Sunday, November 15, 2015      19 comments

Young furnace service repair guy is clearly batting above his strength: willing and eager but not understanding what needs to be done. (He apparently went on YouTube to try and figure it out!!!) So: we'll have to wait until tomorrow to hav... Read more

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