All winter long and as soon as they are available I buy potted hyacinth bulbs at the grocery store. White. All shades of pink. All shades of mauve and blue and purple. From January through April, there are generally hyacinths in my house.... Read more
Weight Woes and Size Sighs: Gendered Size Creep is Creepy!!
Hmmm. That middle number four is persistent despite diligent tracking. And persistent "Becking": e.g. "hunger is not an emergency"; "eat sitting down".
The balance beam scales at the gym do give me my middle number 3.
And my digit... Read more
Show Me the Place!
Many of you will know and love Leonard Cohen's iconic "Anthem": (Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack/a crack in everything . . . )
And so you may also enjoy his newest single, Show Me the Place, which comes from a November-dark... Read more
I planted my narcissus on Sunday, and already the bulbs are beginning to sprout and turn green.
They are so eager to grow.
And remind me: I should be too!!... Read more
When dawns are dark and dreary
And days no promise bring
When every cloud is weary
Set out to meet the spring
When every cloud is weary
Set out to meet the spring!
This is a round we sang at Girl Guides.
And: dawns are dark and dreary here now, absolutely.
... Read more
Oh oh -- McCafe lattes too!
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
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!
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
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??
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!!
Or so I thought.
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
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!
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.
So: I'm continuing to track. Pretrack actually: all of today's meals en... Read more
OK, middle four: grrrrr!
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
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Pizza = salty = middle four
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