A lot of the work I do is "high conflict". I like to joke (!) that if every file involves four people (two lawyers, two parties) then it's highly likely one of them has a personality disorder which generates high conflict. And: I try hard for ... Read more
Just loved ONEKIDSMOM's blog today, Dear Body!
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5886717
She's celebrating how good she feels as a fit strong healthy person -- after many years o... Read more
Yup, there it is, my undeserved February 2015 Trivia A student award.
And I'm a fraud.
Which makes me think more generally about imposter syndrome -- something a lot of women (in particular) seem to suffer from. ... Read more
Don't you think that this is the very best part of winter?
Yesterday the temperature rose all the way to a balmy -5C.
I got out for a great xc ski with dear son filling in for DH (whose wonky knees will probably keep him off the trails... Read more
Well, I was so pleased to learn it may be possible to "reload" a Trivia question if I hit one I deem irrelevant to my Nanook of the North existence; plus the suggestion that there are others out there who google the answers to tough questions an... Read more
It's February 28. Last day of the month!!
And I see a 100% rating on my Trivia questions for February.
Sure, it helped that February is a short month. Only 28 days. (And given how cold it's been: who would want MORE February???)
... Read more
What an interesting article in this morning's paper about whether plus-size modelling actually creates positive body diversity.
www.theglobeandmail.com/ life/relationships/is-plus -size-fashion-modelling-cr eating-positive-... Read more
I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blogs. It's interesting to me: lots of people have never used excess pounds for "protection": and they seem to be people who've not experienced huge spikes in weight. Makes sense.
So, continu... Read more
FEEDTHEHUNGER writes terrific blogs. Here's the link to her page, if you haven't yet sampled some of her wit and wisdom.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5878537
And (without s... Read more
. . . even though I've had no success in shaking that darn half pound) at least on my home scales: the gym scales are cooperative).
And so: I'm just not going to worry about it.
It can't be "real" weight. It's gotta be a technical/e... Read more
We're right back into it this morning at -22C. And more snow too!
Finding my newspaper in the driveway required great bravery and considerable search-and-rescue skills: I can well understand that the delivery person doesn't want to get out... Read more
OK, then: the scales at the gym (proper balance beam scales) weigh me a full pound lighter than the scales (cheapy digital) at home.
Guessing you can tell which scales I prefer!!
Had my olive green leather pants taken in dramatically (... Read more
Do you have those random moments when you become aware of happiness?
Just walking down the second floor hall of my house on a Saturday morning -- dim and rather shabby-- heading up to get a third basket of laundry: and caught myself thinkin... Read more
Sometimes the work just piles up and Friday is especially bzzzy -- if I'm hoping to have free time on the weekend.
And that's OK.
It was interesting. It was productive. DH was wearing his new bird-patterned bow tie that I found for h... Read more
I don't get to the movies very often.
But this was one we wanted to see: DH's mother worked as a code-breaker during WWII and we had enjoyed the Bletchley series on Netflix.
What a brilliant movie about the development of the machine t... Read more