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Staying on track on a driving vacation
Saturday, June 21, 2014      14 comments

Today is the first day of our 3 1/2 week driving trip from Toronto to Calgary via Northern Ontario and the Yellowhead Highway, a week with our daughter & family in Calgary, and then driving back through the Northern U.S. We will have a numb... Read more
"The Mulch Lady"
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      10 comments

That's probably what my neighbours call me, whispering behind their hands, as they watch me pull yet more jumbo bags of mulch from the trunk. Three bags, 9 cu.ft. each, completely fill the trunk of our Hyundai. I've lost track of how many trip... Read more
Catching up on my walk...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      9 comments

... spring has been busy with the bridal shower, sale at church, wedding and grandson's high school graduation, but I've managed to walk another 42.53 since I last wrote, and am now 98.12 miles from the Scottish border and roughly half-way throu... Read more
When I was a little girl...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      10 comments

we lived in a fairly big but very run-down house on a large lot at the end of a dead-end street. There were lots of kids my age and it was safe enough back then, that we were allowed to play outside until the street lights came on. My mo... Read more
Best advice i've read today
Sunday, May 18, 2014      11 comments

One of the articles I read today was about being inefficient. When I was working, I was proud of being able to multi-task. As I got older, it got harder to keep all the balls in the air. Since I got my Fitbit One for Mother's Day, I've b... Read more
Still slowly walking across the British Isles
Sunday, May 04, 2014      6 comments

I haven't given up on the walk, but I must admit that I'm not enjoying it much at this point. Perhaps it's because I've been busy lately with wedding preparations, and with the big sale at church, or perhaps it's because my walking partner hasn'... Read more
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      12 comments

I have 3 daughters, and the third one is being married in 11 days. I thought the first one was too young, and was giving up her dreams (finding a job as a chemical engineer which would allow her to live in another country). They are happi... Read more
Giving myself a break for a couple of weeks
Thursday, April 24, 2014      11 comments

The wedding is 2 weeks from Saturday, and company starts arriving a week Thursday. I'm getting stressed trying to get everything ready, and not sleeping well. When I can't sleep, I get up and eat. I joined a challenge to burn 3500 calor... Read more
Blessing of the baskets
Saturday, April 19, 2014      5 comments

I just got Peter out the door - late as usual - for the traditional Easter blessing of the baskets at the Ukrainian Catholic church. Since the Julian and Gregorian Easters are the same day this year and I'm reading at tonight's Easter Vigil, I ... Read more
Good Friday
Friday, April 18, 2014      5 comments

I've always wondered how Good Friday got its name. If you've wondered too, I'm sorry, but I don't have the answer. My husband's Ukrainian Catholic Church calls it Holy Friday,which makes more sense to me. I try to go to church each day o... Read more
My Pumpkin Soup Needs Help!
Monday, March 24, 2014      5 comments

I tried a recipe for pumpkin soup today that was recommended by Dr. Oz. It wasn't very good, and I'm looking for ideas on how to modify the rest of it... it's either that or throw it out. The recipe called for pumpkin, carrots, green apple... Read more
How to be successful even when you're overly busy
Sunday, March 23, 2014      9 comments

...but actually that's okay. This will be our last child married, and 8'm going to enjoy the preparations and the wedding even if it does get crazy at times. When I think of the years I've wasted when I could have been losing weight, what's an... Read more
Virtual Walk Update... March 2, 2014
Sunday, March 02, 2014      6 comments

Where has February gone? It's been 3 weeks since I last posted, but in that time I've walked 67 miles from Penkridge to Edale, where the Pennine Way starts. But before I tell you about Britain's first long-distance walking trail, let's go back... Read more
Think I'm Getting Old!
Saturday, March 01, 2014      11 comments

This month has really tired me out! Seems like I just haven't stopped all month, and yet I don't feel like I've accomplished anything significant. There have been some routine medical/dental appointments, lots of snow to clear, meals, lau... Read more
Meatless Monday
Monday, February 17, 2014      11 comments

I try to have one meatless main dish each week, and this week I made a macaroni and cheese dish with lots of added vegetables. I used whole wheat rotini, drained stewed tomatoes, sauteed onion and celery, and some frozen peas. I always save th... Read more

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