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What He Doesn't Know...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      9 comments

Any time we go out for brunch and I point out the various quiches, DH smirks and brings out that old saw, "real men don't eat quiche". Tonight we're having Salmon Pie for dinner. It's a recipe I found on a carton of Egg Creations, and ha... Read more
Easter Week-End
Monday, April 01, 2013      6 comments

Busy, busy, busy would put it pretty well. DH and I caught the 9:40 bus to Toronto, but with different destinations. I met DD#2 at the bus station, and went to brunch. She was here on business for just 2 days, and was staying in the city with... Read more
I Definitely Exercise Longer, and Harder, when I Exercise in the Morning
Monday, March 25, 2013      6 comments

I'm taking 5 minutes to write this blog before starting my ST. I just finished 60 minutes on the treadmill. When I exercise in the morning, I not only get up to speed faster, but I exercise longer and at greater intensity. Today I was on the ... Read more
Ecumenical Services... not preachy, I promise... please read on
Thursday, March 21, 2013      8 comments

If you read my blogs regularly, you know that my church is important to me. I know that not all of you atend church regularly, and I respect your beliefs as I hope you respect mine. I'm writing this blog because this year, for the first ... Read more
Become Inefficient... It Burns More Calories
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      5 comments

We live in a two-storey house, with a basement (but the basement is DH's domain, so I go down there as little as possible). I used to keep a basket at the bottom of the stairs for things that had to go upstairs, and another basket at the t... Read more
DH Can Still Push My "Emotional-Eating Buttons
Saturday, March 16, 2013      8 comments

Darn him! When something is bothering him, DH gets very quiet and remote. He keeps everything inside, and my reaction is to start wondering what I've done, or not done, to annoy him. Usually I find out it isn't me at all, but in the meantime,... Read more
It's the Little Things that Count!
Monday, March 11, 2013      7 comments

If you're reading this, you probably know that I've been a member of SP since January, 2011. I've had some successes, but have slipped up a lot too. Since giving up wheat 10 weeks ago, I've lost 14 lbs. I believe that eliminating the whe... Read more
More Than Just a Great Guitarist
Sunday, March 10, 2013      7 comments

Last night Peter and I went to Lindsay, a nearby town, for a concert by Pavlo, a guitarist whose career Peter has been following since he used to appear as one of the entertainers at the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition), in Toronto. He wasn't... Read more
What I Learned on the Treadmill Today
Saturday, March 09, 2013      8 comments

First, I learned that I can work harder than I thought I could... an important lesson. I'm not allowed to run because of my knees. I've been burning 250-300 calories a day on the treadmill 4 or 5 times a week, walking between 3.0 and 3.5... Read more
Helping out at the Food Bank
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      7 comments

Most of the churches in our town take turns preparing lunch for some of the people picking up food at the Food Bank, as well as others who might otherwise be alone, or have to skip lunch entirely. This week it was our turn to help. We had ... Read more
Stand-by Meals
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      3 comments

Do you have a few stand-by meals? Quick to prepare, using ingredients you always have on hand, these are the meals you can go to when you're late getting home from work, or when you have to rush to be someplace on time. With some careful shopp... Read more
Life Happens
Saturday, March 02, 2013      9 comments

I had a great week, but I'm certainly not looking forward to my Monday morning weigh-in. I'm sure I won't have lost anything, and will probably have gained... but that's okay. Life happens. We celebrated DH's 73rd birthday twice this we... Read more
World Day of Prayer - Theme
Friday, March 01, 2013      4 comments

I'm just back from the World Day of Prayer Service, which this year was written by the women of France. This is the first WDP service I've been involved with which was from a major European country rather than a smaller, developing country. It... Read more
They Say Confession Is Good for the Soul
Thursday, February 28, 2013      9 comments

Last night I stayed up to watch a program I'd missed earlier in the evening. That led to the last half of another program... then I realized that from 1-2 there was an episode of another of my favourite programs that I'd never seen... and yes, ... Read more
What's Going On???
Monday, February 25, 2013      6 comments

When I got weighed this morning, I was the same as last week. As I wrote recently, I was surprised that SP hadn't increased my calorie allowance because I had increased my exercise by 50%. When I posted my weight this morning, SP immediat... Read more

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