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Fifty Thousand Dollar Body
I love to joke about my $50,000 body.
Because, of course, it's a 58 year old body. And although it's as good as I can make it at the moment . . . . that's a pretty big number.
Snickering? Eye rolls? OK, I get it. Haven't had any... Read more
The contentment continues . . .
I weighed myself today for the first time since Christmas dinner -- and I'm doing fine, actually at the low end of my maintenance range. Middle number still 5 and I'd prefer a 4 of course, as I'd temporarily achieved earlier this month. But in... Read more
Work is winding down a bit, which gave me time to work thoughtfully and carefully on a very interesting problem today. The fridge is full (last grocery run on my way home tonight) and nothing urgent left to do. There is snow on the ground and... Read more
Mary organized the first Christmas . . .
and of course that First Christmas involved labour and delivery in a stable. After a long journey.
Those of us who've ever done labour and delivery, even without the preliminary donkey ride, are prepared to concede: that's an element... Read more
Downward to Darkness
"Downward to darkness/On extended wing"
This phrase, from a poem by Wallace Stevens called "Sunday Morning", is one I often think of on Sundays at this time of the year as the days get shorter. It describes a couple who seem to be on that ... Read more
RE-ENTRY AFTER VACATION
Is it worth it to take a holiday?
Hmmmm. Scramble to clear the desk before you go. Avalance upon return. Some good times, some good memories, a week of non-stop parties. Beautiful family wedding. Plus a bit of a peek at that curious... Read more
MAKING THE CASE FOR YOURSELF
That's the title of the very best diet book I've ever read.
Over this past week -- just to refresh my motivation and my weight loss maintenance techniques -- I 've been rereading it once again. And I still think it's a great read for p... Read more
AKRASIA -- a crazy, uh?
A recent blog by LADYBUG7157 about how hard it is to make herself do what she wants to do really hit a nerve with me. And it made me think about AKRASIA again -- that is, it made me think about AKRASIA again consciously, because akrasia has a... Read more
Every weekend (or oftener if I run out) I make a big pot of fresh soup and keep it in the fridge for midweek suppers.
When I walk in the door from work, my self-discipline is generally at its lowest ebb for the day. I'm always insanely ... Read more
Dancing Queen AND King
My Friday night Latin American dance class with my husband is really turning into a highlight of my week.
It's such a great break from the intense "left brain" stuff which is our work (we do work together-- which doesn't necessarily mean ... Read more
Calling All Texas Wedding Belle Fashionistas
I am attending a family wedding in Austin, Texas in November and I don't have very much information about it. So here I am, requesting a bit of advice/insight about "local norms" and wedding dos and don'ts as they may differ from those practi... Read more
The Iron-y! Part Two.
Today I was ironing an "emergency" shirt for our son. He can iron, he does iron, but he was running late to get to work -- and I was prepared to show a little mercy!
Our iron worked fine long enough to get the shirt done for him, thank... Read more
Holiday Feast-Making: Pre-Fab, Less Flab!!
Don't read a word of this if you have the Martha Stewart gene: it's a shocking revelation!
But I don't -- not even the Betty Crocker variant -- and here in Canada we're celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. So as I was running around th... Read more
October is my second favourite month of the year (a close second behind that bright green fuzzy new leaves period in May!). I never want to go on holidays somewhere else during either October or May; the change of seasons is best here, at ho... Read more
What a lovely mix of activities this past weekend!
Our ballroom class met for the first time Friday night: my husand and I aren't very good, but it's a lot of fun and a great way to spend time together. Rumba (we'ver forgotten so much) a... Read more