Cloudless blue sky. Fresh snow -- the big crystal kind that sparkles and sparkles.
Whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh: outing two of cross country skiing was gorgeous!
Now: for a bowl of that soup . . .... Read more
My house has its "winter" smell -- hyacinths! A white one on the kitchen table, a pink one on the third floor . . . and my bargain pots of narcissus are budding up nicely as well.
What a busy week -- big workplace changes that have been ... Read more
DDOORN sent me a link to an amazing article in a recent New York Times Sunday Magazine setting out current research into weight loss "recividism" . . . a topic dear to the hearts of many of us.
Well, I'm choosing to characterize it as "am... Read more
OK, had to change my weight tracker this morning to 142. Up from 140. And not the middle 3 which is what I aim for.
Hmmmm. I've been trying to get back to middle 3 for a couple of months. Without success. Have weighed myself every ... Read more
My second pot of narcissus has been much more successful: the first bloom opened Christmas day, and now I have clusters of them. Love the scent, love the shape, love the whiteness against sparkling white snow outside the kitchen window.
An... Read more
Don't really know: but yeah, much too much!!
Cinnamon bun and fresh fruit salad for breakfast. Quite a few appetizers. Mostly shrimp, raw veggies with humus/salsa . . . but also a couple of cheesie pastries. And two Virgin Caesars.
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. . . . . and it must have been difficult. Worrying.
Money worries? Certainly: the taxes were due, after all. Not easy.
Riding a donkey to Bethlehem at 8.9 months pregnant? Not easy.
No room in the inn, having to labour a... Read more
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
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
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
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.
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Have been worrying -- a lot -- about a situation that I could not do much to change.
And: yeah. Looks like everything will be OK.
Expecting to sleep much better tonight than I have done for quite some time. Read more
www.theglobeandmail.com/ life/health/new-health/hea lth-news/is-your-office-ch 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
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
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