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Back when eating out used to be fun
Friday, October 11, 2013      15 comments

I remember the BSP (before Spark People) days when eating out used to be fun. When I didn't peruse the menu anxiously, wondering how many calories, grams of fat and mg. of sodium would be in a hot chicken sandwich, with fries and gravy, which w... Read more
The Last 20 Feet (7 Metres)
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      11 comments

Eleven years ago, when Peter & I got married, we had a new house built. We chose a corner lot because it gave us more privacy in our yard. I retired 2 years later (Peter was already retired), and have worked hard at landscaping our yard ever si... Read more
30-day Skinny Jeans Challenge
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      5 comments

As some of you know, I'm not usually a challenge person. In fact I've joined several SP challenges, and always quit before the challenge finished. However, I have a great pair of jeans in my closet that won't quite do up, and I'd really li... Read more
Lovely Fall Drive
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      7 comments

Peter and I decided to take a day off and go for a drive today. Since it was a beautiful fall day, we took the Alfa, the red car in my profile picture. We left home around 10, dropped some things off at our youngest daughter's, then headed eas... Read more
Am I Getting Old, or What?
Saturday, September 28, 2013      10 comments

I used to be able to juggle multiple jobs, both at work and at home. Not any more. These days I have to make lists all the time. If something doesn't get on the list, whether it's a shopping list or a "to do" list, it probably won't get done.... Read more
Rescue mission
Friday, September 27, 2013      9 comments

Siobhan starts her new job on Monday, so, today being a beautiful day, she and Peter decided to go for a motorcycle ride. Peter hadn't used any of the bikes for a few weeks, and the R6 wouldn't start, so they took the 500 instead. Unfortunatel... Read more
I was not mindful today!
Thursday, September 26, 2013      8 comments

I'm tired, and for me that's almost always dangerous. Instead of having a nap, I ate the vanilla ice cream remaining from the container DH uses to make floats. I was going to have just a little it, but kept going until it was empty. Stupi... Read more
The French River... Canoe Route to the West
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      9 comments

On our way home today, between Sudbury and Parry Sound, we stopped at a rest stop along the French River. In the mid-1600's, Radisson and Groseilliers, explorers from France, canoed through here on their way to Lake Superior. They traded in fu... Read more
Ontario road signs
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      10 comments

After we crossed the Canada/US border, we started seeing signs for horse-drawn buggies using the highway. A few miles later, there were lots of signs warning of night danger from deer and moose. A little further, the signs warned us not to fee... Read more
Mackinac Island
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      5 comments

I've wanted to visit Mackinac Island ever since, probably 20 years ago, a friend and I crossed the Mackinac Bridge on the way back from an air show in Oshkosh, WI. It was worth the wait, and I'd love to go back again, and next time stay on ... Read more
Yesterday's blog wouldn't upload...
Saturday, September 21, 2013      10 comments

Wi-Fi wasn't working well at last night's hotel, so here is a quick recap about the GOW School, in South Wales, New York. It was founded in 1926 by Dr. Peter Gow, to help his son David, who was dyslexic. Dr. Gow worked closely with a Dr. Orton... Read more
Day 1 of holiday, so far so good
Thursday, September 19, 2013      11 comments

I was ready first, as usual, but kept my cool. We left home about noon, picked up a prescription and stopped at a Tim Hortons (Canadian coffee shop chain) for lunch to go. I had a chicken sandwich on whole wheat, 1/3 of an apple fritter, and w... Read more
Goals for September 15-21
Monday, September 16, 2013      11 comments

I think my report card for last week would show a C. I did quite well in some areas, but poorly in others, as follows: 1. I tracked my food carefully, and stayed within my calorie range every day but one. 2. I have trouble drinking e... Read more
How often do you eat something different from the rest of your family?
Thursday, September 12, 2013      8 comments

Peter and I like different foods, and often have different meals, even at different times. He stays up until 2 or 3 am, then sleeps in until 11 or 12. I usually go to bed by 12 and get up by 8. I have breakfast shortly after I get up, then hav... Read more
What would you do...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      7 comments

Today at study group we were reading Second Thessalonians, where Paul tells people they have to keep on earning their living and providing for themselves because Jesus' second coming wasn't going to be in the next couple of days... After th... Read more

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