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The darkest evening of the year

Thursday, December 22, 2011      10 comments

Winter solstice is, of course, the darkest evening of the year: and it's no coincidence that so many religions have a celebration of light, the gradually lengthening days to come. Many of us will remember school days studying or even memor... Read more

What did you buy yourself for Christmas??

Saturday, December 17, 2011      16 comments

Last Monday was my annual Christmas shopping day . . . and I got most of it done. But: today I was out looking for the "stocking stuff". Silly little items, mostly . . . A tiny toy airplane for my son, who's training to be a pilot. A ... Read more

Christmas Under Control? Good Enough!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      15 comments

Every year the boss (that's me) grants me one day off to get Christmas stuff done. That day was yesterday. And: it was sunny, not snowy, not too cold -- perfect "driving around in a mad frenzy" weather. (After, of course, a leisure... Read more

Pent Up Demand -- for Exercise! for Friends! for Family!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011      11 comments

Busy at work for three days. Then two days of training on how to screen for domestic violence -- with excellent trainers, with a marvellous small group of participants. But: the subject matter is . . . yeah, heavy. Sombre, really. ... Read more


Thursday, December 08, 2011      17 comments

Have been worrying -- a lot -- about a situation that I could not do much to change. And: yeah. Looks like everything will be OK. Relief. Expecting to sleep much better tonight than I have done for quite some time. Read more

Is Your Office Chair Killing You?

Monday, December 05, 2011      16 comments
air-killing-you/article2258518/ That's the link to a very interesting article in today's Toronto Globe and Mail about the effect of a s... Read more

Greek Geek? Like, Totally . . .

Thursday, December 01, 2011      18 comments

It's not just my Greek omelettes . . . Omega 3 liquid egg plus liquid egg white plus Greek seasoning plus low fat feta and spinach, now protein-boosted with turkey and volume boosted with mushrooms. (Is there a more flavourful low fat cheese th... Read more

More Protein: Middle Four, Take That!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      11 comments

In line with 4A-HEALTHY-BMI's prescription (break plateau by changing it up), plus her focus on getting 150 gm protein a day . . . I'm adopting these strategies to blast middle number 4 before it escalates upwards . . So: I am moving more.... Read more

The Three Times When People are Happiest

Monday, November 28, 2011      10 comments

OK, then: you've guessed one of 'em with no great difficulty. Yes!! emoticon But the other two? When... Read more

Hyacinth Harvest

Sunday, November 27, 2011      13 comments

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!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011      15 comments

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!

Thursday, November 24, 2011      9 comments

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

Quick Green!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      7 comments

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

Sunday, November 20, 2011      16 comments

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!

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

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