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Christmas Eve at the Dog Park!
Friday, December 24, 2010      10 comments

My son and I took Charlie to the off-leash dog park this afternoon for a long romp this afternoon: he loved it! So did we. The place was teeming with other similarly-beloved dogs: pugs, a beagle, a South African Babul (?? big sweetie,... Read more
Above the pines the moon was slowly drifting . . .
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      9 comments

. . . . when I got out of bed at about 2:30 a.m. to check out the winter solstice lunar eclipse. The moon was a moody dark orange with a bright penumbra of light. Brilliant stars spread across the cloudless night sky, our birch tree a whi... Read more
Golden Shortbread: the Short Story
Sunday, December 19, 2010      9 comments

Those who check out my blogs regularly will know: I'm not very domesticated. But: amazingly, this far before the 25th, I have already decorated the tree, set up my Victorian village in billows of cotton wool on our living room mantel, and... Read more
Vegetable Stew
Saturday, December 11, 2010      8 comments

My usual Saturday morning soup-making venture -- checking to see what needs to be used from the vegetable crisper before I go grocery shopping -- resulted today in an amazing rainbow production too robust to be characterized as a mere soup. Thi... Read more
Slouching towards Bethlehem
Thursday, December 09, 2010      3 comments

Christmas is coming . There is lots and lots and LOTS of snow here -- and although the work is piled as high on my windowsills as that snow, still I see Christmas in the not-so-distant future, and a bit of a breather at the end of the month. ... Read more
Multivitamin and Weight Loss
Monday, November 29, 2010      12 comments

An article in today's Toronto Star says that taking a multivitamin helps with weight loss. Here's the link if you want to read the whole article: http://www.healthzone.ca/hea
98085--youdocs In a nutshe... Read more
Flu Two: Achoooo!!
Saturday, November 27, 2010      8 comments

OK, don't wanna be whiny here but: Thursday just as I was starting to feel human again a client came in and sneezed all over me for about two and a half hours. I did NOT shake hands: short of cowering under my desk, I did my best to avoid... Read more
The Week Flu By
Saturday, November 20, 2010      13 comments

Despite having faithfully bared my arm for a flu shot at the very first opportunity, last Saturday's long-awaited visit with my sister was accompanied by sniffles and sneezes for both of us. Which developed over the past week into aches, sore ... Read more
Depodging Progress:PGX
Saturday, November 06, 2010      8 comments

Clothes are feeling a little more easy through the waist band: I had on my size eight pure wool (no stretch) black and white check pants this week with comfort all day long. There are still a couple items in the wardrobe that I know won't work ... Read more
Feeling a Little Podgy
Friday, October 29, 2010      10 comments

Adopting WALKINGANNIE's approach to weight loss maintenance, I've been avoiding the scales and judging my maintenance by how my clothes fit . . . And, I decided a couple days ago that things were getting a little snug! Snug, despite w... Read more
Nutty About Nut Butters!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      16 comments

I loved Coach Nicole's recent blog on homemade nut butters; here's the link if you want to take a look for yourself: http://www.dailyspark.com/bl
_flavored_nut_butters Peanut butter is one of my all tim... Read more
Ooey Gooey BBQ Ribs
Saturday, October 16, 2010      6 comments

Went for a walk in the woods (with Charlie, crunching through the leaves) and then out for smokehouse BBQ tonight with my husband and son (Charlie not allowed) to a new restaurant in town -- which is the best BBQ I've tasted since last fall's tr... Read more
Five Fat Turkeys Are We
Monday, October 11, 2010      6 comments

Five fat turkeys are we We slept all night in a tree When the cook came around We couldn't be found That's why we're here you see! Yesterday while golfing in glorious October sunshine, I saw five fat wild turkeys sauntering across t... Read more
Get Out of Jail Free Card
Friday, October 08, 2010      9 comments

It was an exceptionally beautiful day, sunny, morning glory blue sky, and nothing too too pressing in the calendar at work: so, I gave myself the day off. (I have an occasionally indulgent boss: me.) Went to the gym first for a thorou... Read more
Leaf-Peeping Geezerdom: Official Members
Sunday, October 03, 2010      8 comments

As a teenager and a young adult, I used to laugh at my parents going out to see the brilliant fall leaves, and in particular mocked ungently their ecstatic rhapsodizing on their ... Read more

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