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The Days are Getting Longer . . .

Thursday, January 26, 2012      13 comments

Just as I was leaving for work this morning, a very large rabbit ran past my door with ears alert. . . . . I rarely leave work at 5 p.m., but looking out my office window I can see there is still some daylight at notional "quitting time... Read more

In Soup as in Life . . .

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      12 comments

Yeah. Putting together the best option (most healthful, most delicious) from what you have on hand. And surprising yourself. No two pots the same!! I just figured out that this is why my random "soup of the week" has been such an endur... Read more

In the soup . . . vegan black bean and quinoa

Sunday, January 22, 2012      13 comments

Here's what was available. In the fridge: celery, carrots, two medium sweet potatoes, large green pepper, mini red, yellow and orange peppers, garlic, half a carton of baby spinach. In the cupboard: a box of quinoa, dried onion, chili fl... Read more

Shedding the old "central life metaphors"

Thursday, January 19, 2012      8 comments

Following up from my recent blog about identifying our central life metaphor (the answer to the question, "I'm a ______________"; the prism through which we refract all of our life experiences . . . and whether it's really "central" or shifting/... Read more

Out our kitchen window . . .

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      17 comments

. . . . the hemlock tree is laden with snow. The red pines in the woods behind the house are laden with snow. Charlie came back inside laden with snow and sat patiently while I brushed him off, just the tip of his tail wagging. About s... Read more

When Opting Out Really Isn't Opting Out: FB Sharing Icon

Sunday, January 15, 2012      14 comments

New Sharing and Saving Options on Member Blogs Check out SparkGuy's blog on this topic and all the member comments: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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What's Your Central Life Metaphor?

Saturday, January 14, 2012      14 comments

You know, the thing you do (or are) which most defines you. The prism through which all your other experiences are refracted and from which they draw their colour. Magically. If you had to say, "I'm a . . . . ", how would you ... Read more

Turning off the FB button . . .

Friday, January 13, 2012      11 comments

Thanks, TRAVELGRRL, for figuring this out!! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4678683 Nope, not on FB . . .maybe the only person left in the world. No pierced ears, no tattoo . ... Read more

Welch's Grape Juice promo on Spark: Off Track!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      50 comments

Somehow -- 45 calories worth of Welch's light white grape juice has been added to my nutrition tracker every day for 7 days. This is some kind of promotion. I have no knowledge of having invited this addition . . . I'm not actually drinking it... Read more

Sparkle Plenty!

Sunday, January 08, 2012      13 comments

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

Hyacinths, Cross Country Skiing -- Winter's Wonderful!!

Saturday, January 07, 2012      9 comments

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

The Fat Trap

Monday, January 02, 2012      21 comments

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

January 1 2012 Weigh In: An Historical Review!!

Sunday, January 01, 2012      14 comments

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

White Narcissus and Pink Amaryllis

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      7 comments

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

How Much Too Much?

Monday, December 26, 2011      8 comments

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. ... Read more


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