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Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity
Saturday, August 24, 2013      9 comments

The JACC was started in 1990 by a grandfather grieving the death of his grand-daughter. Its mission statement is to help seriously-ill children and their parents with the many expenses which are not covered by government or private insurances. ... Read more
Car rally and BBQ
Sunday, August 18, 2013      8 comments

Thanks, everyone, for the encouraging comments on the car rally and BBQ we had this afternoon. While we didn't have the turn-out we hoped for, everyone who attended had a great time and are asking for another rally next year. We raised a... Read more
STRESSED!
Saturday, August 17, 2013      12 comments

We've worked so hard on tomorrow's car rally, and yet we have fewer cars than last year. I'm sure I've heard every reason/excuse in the book. We've promoted it through our local paper, the Thursday-night car show, the Legion and pipe band as w... Read more
BBQ at church today
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      7 comments

For many years, one of the local day care centres has rented our church hall, Monday to Friday. During the school year they use it for before- and after-school programs; during the summer they operate a day camp. The $18,000 they pay each year... Read more
BBQ at church today
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      0 comments

For many years, one of the local day care centres has rented our church hall, Monday to Friday. During the school year they use it for before- and after-school programs; during the summer they operate a day camp. The $18,000 they pay each year... Read more
Typing over the years
Monday, August 05, 2013      11 comments

Some of you may have noticed that when I use my iPad I tend to run words together or get extra odd letters. Luckily the iPad, unlike my laptop, makes some corrections automatically. I learned to type on a manual typewriter. Youhadto reall... Read more
DH Says I'm Overdoing It
Saturday, August 03, 2013      14 comments

Andhe'sprobablyright... that I'm overdoing it by digging more new flower beds. We started our garden 10 years ago, and this year seems to be my year for revisions. I've re-shaped and re-planted the curved bed closest to the corner, dug out lot... Read more
I Must Admit...
Saturday, July 27, 2013      13 comments

that lately I've been using SP more as a social network than as a weight loss tool. I've been working many, many hours in the yard, getting lots of activity points and minutes, but not tracking my food accurately. Most days I start off ok, but... Read more
Garden Confusion
Sunday, July 21, 2013      8 comments

We built our house 11 years ago, and I wanted to start a garden as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, I think I should have done more reading and less planting. I thought I planned carefully; I bought several gardening books, subscribed to se... Read more
When I Get Discouraged...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      14 comments

I remind myself that: - even though I'm struggling, I'm down 20 lbs from my heaviest - I'm still here. I haven't quit - I've learned a lot about nutrition and fitness - I have a network of wonderful Spark Friends who support me Tha... Read more
Flags
Saturday, July 13, 2013      10 comments

We have a flag pole, which DH brought from his last house. We enjoy flying flags to celebrate the national days of countries that we have visited, as well as the provincial flags from Canada, to commemorate the date when each province joined Ca... Read more
Things I've Learned About Myself Lately
Monday, July 08, 2013      9 comments

1. I'm impatient. I want results NOW. 2. I get discouraged easily. 3. When I'm extra busy, I put myself last. 4. When DH gets grumpy, I react by over-eating. 5. I really LIKE fast food, so it's easy for me to give in an... Read more
Why I'm Not Losing Weight.
Sunday, July 07, 2013      11 comments

You'll notice this isn't a question, "why am I not losing weight?". Instead, it's a statement of fact. I am not losing weight because: - I am eating too much - I am often eating the wrong foods - I am not tracking food - I am not p... Read more
They say you can't go home again...
Sunday, June 23, 2013      10 comments

but I don't believe them. I could, and would move back to Nova Scotia. It's home in a way Ontario will never be, although I've lived almost half my life in each place. I know all the little back roads, all the out-of-the-way places. I love th... Read more
I Always thought I'd move back to Nova Scotia
Saturday, June 15, 2013      9 comments

...before I met Peter,that is. I lived in Nova Scotia until I was 35, then my first husband was transferred to Ontario. Our children were 10, 8, and 6 at the time. Because we had lots of friends and relatives in Nova Scotia, we were here frequ... Read more

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