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Sunday, June 17, 2018      6 comments

They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are well educated, others quit school early to help their families. Some are patient, others lose their tempers often. Some read stories to their children, teach them to ride a bike, or take them campin... Read more
Why Do I Keep Things
Tuesday, May 22, 2018      11 comments

I’ve spent some time this past week sorting through papers... minutes from church meetings, newspaper and magazine clippings, craft ideas... and while I recycled about half, the rest were resorted, reorganized, relabelled and put back in binders... Read more
Greek Night was a Huge Success... even though the lights went out.
Monday, May 07, 2018      11 comments

If you’ve been following my feed, you know that Jordan, Peter’s bouzouki teacher, offered to put on a Greek dinner for our church... completely free, in return for a charitable tax receipt for,the cost of the food. An offer like that couldn’t b... Read more
Okay... so BECK isn't a magic solution!
Monday, April 23, 2018      11 comments

I’ve had a great month with BECK, but if I had any illusions that it was a magic solution and everything would be smooth sailing, this week-end opend my eyes. The cravings are still there, the desire to over-eat is still there, and when I’m ove... Read more
BECK Update, Days 22-26
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      8 comments

I’m spending some extra time on these days, partly because I’m extra busy, but mostly because I think they are really important and I don’t want to rush through them. I’m coordinating a Greek Night at our church, including a souvlaki dinn... Read more
BECK Day 15-21
Monday, April 09, 2018      8 comments

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with two Easter celebrations. These 2 dates can be as much as five weeks apart; this year they were celebrated on two consecutive Sundays. Peter made more than 20 loaves of bread, 7 special Ukrainian Easter eg... Read more
Some Interesting things I’m finding with BECK
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      12 comments

- I’m seldom hungry, which seems to mean that I was eating out of desire or because it was time to eat rather than because I was hungry - i have to really work to make it to the bottom of my calorie range (1200) most days. I could easily s... Read more
BECK Catch Up - days 9-14
Friday, March 30, 2018      9 comments

It’s been a busy, busy week. I went to church Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today... missed Maundy Thursday... dentist appointments, a specialist appointment for Aria’s wart, ACW meeting, Aria’s first swimming lesson without Nanny... and so it... Read more
BECK, Week 2 - Day 8
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      9 comments

Today's challenge was to create time and energy to ensure your BECK success. "Easier said than done", I thought. But I was wrong... if I'm going to be successful, I need to make my needs a priority instead of saying, "I don't have time", or "I... Read more
BECK, DAY 6 - I Learned Something About Myself Today
Sunday, March 18, 2018      11 comments

Day 6 was about choosing a diet coach... which I did... Peter... but that's not what I learned. I'm coordinating a Greek Night at our church in May, to raise some of the money we've committed to help bring a Syrian family to Durham Region. ... Read more
Be Extra Careful When You’re Overtired
Saturday, March 17, 2018      9 comments

I’m down 2.5 pounds, and today I was able to eat properly at an antique auction. I left home at 9 this morning, stopped for a quick look around the auction, then went to Walmart, got groceries, went to the library, and then back to the auction.... Read more
Acid Reflux and BECK
Friday, March 16, 2018      12 comments

A few years ago, I would have said that I never had heartburn. Now I have it frequently, sometimes with acid reflux. When over-the-counter medicines didn’t really help, and because I had a nagging cough, our family doctor sent me to a speciali... Read more
The BECK Diet Solution
Thursday, March 15, 2018      13 comments

Hi everyone... i haven’t blogged for quite a while. Having an almost-3-year-old granddaughter around Monday to Friday, 8 to 6, sure keeps us busy. A little background for new friends... I joined SP in January 2011 and have lost 20 ... Read more
The Liturgical Cope
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      20 comments

Today I helped shorten (and even) a liturgical cope which our new priest found in the back of a closet when he moved to St. Paul's six months ago. A cope is basically a very full, floor-length outer garment worn by Anglican and Roman Catholic p... Read more
The 2-year-old and the Santa Parade
Sunday, November 19, 2017      11 comments

Our little town (14,000 people) has a great Santa Claus Parade every year, and this year Aria and I joined in, walking next to the float from our church, handing out flyers about our Christmas services and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. ... Read more

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