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Oh oh -- McCafe lattes too!

Thursday, November 17, 2011      8 comments

Came home from work today to find a flyer in my mail for McDonald's "specialty" espresso based beverages . . . and a whack of coupons!! They look like great espresso-based drinks. Freshly ground. Skim milk lattes and skim milk cappuccinos... Read more

Skim Milk Latte at Tim Hortons

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      16 comments

Every Canadian knows Tim Hortons. Every parent at the hockey arena for the 6 a.m. practice has a double double (that's double sugar, double cream) or maybe two of those (one in each hand, functioning as wake up and handwarmers). And probably ... Read more

This Week in Soup: Just a Happy Occident!

Saturday, November 12, 2011      15 comments

In the freezer: two bags of PC Asian Medley frozen vegetables (baby corn, matchstick carrot, edamame, sugar snap peas, shredded carrot) and two skinless boneless chicken breasts In the fridge: two cartons of chicken broth, half a cup of P... Read more

Not At My Brightest

Friday, November 11, 2011      9 comments

First snowfall last night, and (because snow is covering the skylight) my study is dark this morning. My 10,000 lux light box beats back the gloom successfully. Yay! But: as far as my brain goes, perhaps I'm still not quite awake ye... Read more

This Week: French Canajun Pea Soup, Eh??

Saturday, November 05, 2011      15 comments

Checking out the fridge: carrots celery and a brand new unopened package of sliced ham just a few days past its best-by date. (I don't eat ham generally: buy it for DH's lunch sandwiches. It's just too Charlotte's Web for me . . . But OK, gon... Read more

Hallowe'en Candy? No Problem!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      18 comments

Or so I thought. Yeah. That's "cheap 'n nasty" chocolate (that's what I tell myself): mini boxes of Smarties, Kitkat, Aero, Coffee Crisp. We bought a box of 90. Sampled two Coffee Crisp on Sunday with a pot of coffee -- and th... Read more

This week in soup: Cajun chicken

Saturday, October 29, 2011      13 comments

In the freezer: 3 chicken breasts, corn. In the fridge: celery, shredded carrot, red bell pepper, fresh basil, sweet potatoes (2 largish), green beans, baby spinach. In the cupboard: brown rice, chicken broth (2 cartons), canned dic... Read more

Ongoing grrrrr middle four!

Friday, October 28, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday at the gym, the balance beam weights scale said 138, not a smidge more. But: today at home, digital scale says 140, not a smidge less. Grrrrr. So: I'm continuing to track. Pretrack actually: all of today's meals en... Read more

OK, middle four: grrrrr!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      10 comments

I'm tracking diligently. And that middle four persists. Want to see a middle three again. Not giving up until the scale gives up and moves back down. ...Read more

Pizza = salty = middle four

Sunday, October 23, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday was another lovely day -- thoroughly enjoyed my jaunt to the art gallery, which is a log cabin structure set in a marvellous wooded ravine with window views echoing the subjects of the Canadian landscape paintings. However, the ... Read more

Lovely Day

Friday, October 21, 2011      7 comments

Had lunch today with two business/professional colleagues who are also good good friends: we were "debriefing" after a file we'd worked on together. Great food, great conversation, great feeling that we are growing together professionally and g... Read more

If you've got something nice to say . . .

Friday, October 14, 2011      18 comments

"Weren't you a model?" I'd just stepped into a convenience store. Coming down with a terrible cold (yup, it's caught me). Nose streaming. Eyes streaming, too: with my specs on, not my contacts. Not a lot of makeup. Wearing a B-list s... Read more

Canajun Thanksgiving! Pre-fab less flab!!

Friday, October 07, 2011      14 comments

This will be our first Thanksgiving in over 27 years without kids at home! Just the two of us . . .and the weather is gorgeous here, warm and sunny with bright bright leaves. There will be a very simple "pre-fab less flab" Thanksgiving d... Read more

October Gold!

Saturday, October 01, 2011      15 comments

October is a wonderful month. (My favourite, probably -- second only to May and its fuzzy green euphoria!). The leaves are beginning to turn bright golden yellow, with a few flashes of red. There is a real fall snap in the air: I had my... Read more

Insomnia or Polyphasic Sleep?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      9 comments

Quite a few of us on SP "suffer" from insomnia. And that's why I was so interested in an article about University of Toronto researcher Jessa Gamble describing some of her work in the area of circadian rhythms. It was published in the fall iss... Read more

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