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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
Squirrels driving me squirrelly . . .
Sunday, September 26, 2010      13 comments

Our old house is surrounded by big old chestnut and walnut trees, and backs onto a small forest of red pines. So, not suprisingly, we also have a large population of grey, black and red squirrels who apparently consider our attic to be the opt... Read more
Have to acknowledge: apparently can't run . . .
Saturday, September 18, 2010      8 comments

I've come to the reluctant conclusion that at this point I apparently cannot run. It was so much fun experimenting with the podrunner interval programme plus the POSE technique: and I took huge pleasure in resuming running at the gym last ... Read more

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