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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

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

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