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Planning for Dinner Out
Wednesday, December 03, 2014      4 comments

Tonight we are going to the Christmas party for one of Peter's pipe bands. They hold it at The Keg, and I've been spending the last hour going over their menu, checking the nutritional values, and trying to plan what I will choose. To make it ... Read more
The walk continues... less than 100 miles to go
Monday, November 24, 2014      8 comments

This wasn't a very impressive month, but in spite of two cataract surgeries, I managed to walk 58.5 miles since I last wrote, and am about 5 miles beyond Alness, heading for Dornoch... don't you love some of the Scottish names? I joined Loc... Read more
Two inspirational quotes for today...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      14 comments

that I read on SP today "If it was easy, everyone could do it!" and "Tired of starting over? Just stop quitting." Remember... ... Read more
Not sure what to call this...
Sunday, November 02, 2014      14 comments

This has been a bad week. I've been doing lots of extra cleaning, because I won't be able to do a lot of bending for the next month because of my cataract surgery. I haven't done as much walking, under 15 miles last week, and haven't done my S... Read more
Better to err on the side of safety
Monday, October 27, 2014      7 comments

As a result of some unwanted posts from someone called JESSICA4LOVE, I've been reminded not to be quite so open with my activity feed. From now on I won't be posting that I'm going away, for example. I'll wait until I'm home again to comment on... Read more
This Week We Lost Our Innocence
Thursday, October 23, 2014      14 comments

Canada lost two soldiers this week, and Canadians lost their innocence. We grieved when terrorists killed people in other countries, but now it is home-grown terrorists, on Canadian soil, and somehow that makes it more real. Last night, in... Read more
Plan for tomorrow
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      6 comments

1. Up, shower, breakfast 2. Go over readings for morning study group 3. Eucharist and study group 4. Drop off church kitchen laundry 5. Drop off toque and knitted squares for AIDS orphans at church 6. Lunch with Gwyn ... Read more
I'm 10 lbs. from goal, and getting scared
Monday, October 20, 2014      13 comments

You see, I'm really good at losing weight. I've done it successfully many times, both on my own and following a variety of programs. What I'm not good at is keeping the weight off. I'm so determined that this time will be different, but... Read more
The walk continues...
Thursday, October 16, 2014      2 comments

Time to catch up a bit. Since I last posted on September 6, I've stepped it up and walked 118.60 miles Total walked to October 11/14: 939.82 miles I left you at the Falkirk Wheel, built to connect the Union Canal with the Forth and... Read more
Heart of Europe, Part 2
Monday, September 29, 2014      8 comments

We've been in Vienna for 3 nights, and leave in the morning for Salzburg. My first impression of Vienna wasn't great. I found it a cold, unfriendly city... but my impression changed today when I chose to walk around some of the areas near our... Read more
Heart of Europe Trip and What I've Learned So Far
Saturday, September 27, 2014      14 comments

Hi all... Day 5 of 14 of our trip through what Craig Travel calls the Heart of Europe. Flight was fine. Smallish group, 32, about 8 couples, the rest women, some in pairs and a few on their own. I was surprised to see at least 4 women on the... Read more
What I Learned Today
Thursday, September 18, 2014      7 comments

I've always exercised at night, and was very proud of myself for walking 3-4 miles on the treadmill most nights, especially since I started my virtual walk the length of Britain late last October. I've walked almost 900 miles since then. M... Read more
Virtual Walk... past Edinburgh, heading for Loch Lomond
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      7 comments

Hi Spark Friends. I haven't posted about my virtual walk in about three weeks, but have added 78 miles and am now past Edinburgh, a wonderful (if mostly grey) city, heading for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. If you look at a map ... Read more
Couldn't Find My Earlier Blog
Saturday, September 06, 2014      5 comments

Seven or eight months ago, I wrote asking how you knew that it was time to give up on a friendship. When I went back today to look for it, I remembered that I felt so guilty about writing it in the first place that I deleted it. I read the repl... Read more
Cleaning the Pantry
Monday, September 01, 2014      8 comments

Our kitchen is U-shaped, with the fridge on the left end of the U, stove in the middle of the bottom of the U, and sinks in the middle of the right side. There are upper cupboards on the left and bottom sections, the right side is open to the t... Read more

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