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Stress or Self-sabotage?
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      7 comments

One of our daughters is having marital problems. They're going for counselling, but at,this point it could go either way. We've cancelled our vacation to be here if she needs us. At the same time, DH has been losing weight and having digestiv... Read more
Report for March and Plan for April
Saturday, April 01, 2017      8 comments

April 1 - As I write this, the windows in all the upstairs,bedrooms and bathrooms are open... just a bit... to get some fresh air. The temperature is only 4, and I will leave them open only a few minutes, but I need fresh air! I just re-re... Read more
Tribute Artists Concert
Friday, March 31, 2017      8 comments

Last night we drove about 50 miles to attend a concert with tribute artists performing songs by Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Tom Jones and Elvis. Snow and freezing rain was predicted, but we still have our winter tires on, so we put extra boots... Read more
Toronto Old Paper Show
Sunday, March 26, 2017      10 comments

As many of you know, Peter, my DH, has been collecting many things for years, probably starting in the 60's when he had his first house. (He still grieves the things his mother threw out when he lived at home). His will designates how so... Read more
Camino de Santiago Stage 6
Saturday, March 25, 2017      7 comments

Stage 6 runs 20 km from Estella to Los Arcos. I completed this stage in 4 days. There's a nice surprise for walkers just past Estella... a free fountain dispensing the local wine. Near Mount Montejurra, a monastery has records of pilgri... Read more
Exercise routine, and how can I improve it?
Saturday, March 25, 2017      8 comments

A couple of weeks ago I joined the 30-day Plateau Breaking Challenge. I'm half-way through, and today's challenge is to blog about my exercise routine, and identify ways of improving it. Exercising regularly is the biggest change I've ma... Read more
Stage 5
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      8 comments

I just spent 25 minutes describing Stage 5 of the Camino, from Puente La Reina to Estella, and it disappeared. Suffice it to say, I finished Stage 5 and am pushing on to Los Arcos, 20.4 km. away. I hope Stage 5 somehow reappears! ... Read more
Camino de Santiago - Stage 4 completed
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      7 comments

The 4th stage of the Camino goes from Pamplona to Puente La Reina. 19 km. or 12.5 miles. I'm walking 4 to 4 1/2 miles each day, with a goal of 5 miles/day within the next 2 weeks. We've left the Pyrenees behind, but this stage also has i... Read more
Camino de Santiago, Spain. Stage 3 completed
Saturday, March 11, 2017      6 comments

This week I walked 12 miles and completed Stage 3 of the pilgrimage, from Larrasoana to Pamplona. We are still in the mountains, with some very steep sections and many rivers. In fact this week's stage crossed the Arga River 3 times, as well a... Read more
Camino de Santiago - stage 2 completed
Thursday, March 02, 2017      8 comments

Stage 2 is 26.9 km long, and goes from Roncesvalles to Larrasoana, roughly parallel to Highway 135N most of the way. About 3/4 of the way to Larrasoana, the trail crosses the Arga river. Some parts of the trail are steep, passing through plant... Read more
March 1 - February Results and Plan for March
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      9 comments

Hi all... I had a good February. My goals, and results are as follows: - lose minimum 4 lbs... done! - swim lengths twice weekly, 60 minutes... done! - aqua wellness class, once weekly... Completed 3 out of 4 weeks - take Aria s... Read more
Camino de Santiago, Stage 1 completed.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      6 comments

The first stage of the Camino, from St.Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles, is 22.7 km. I completed this stage on Monday, and am now part way through stage 2, from Roncesvalles to Larrasoana, is 26.9 km, and runs roughly parallel to highway 135. ... Read more
Do you have a lot of houseplants?
Saturday, February 18, 2017      11 comments

When I was growing up, my mother had plants everywhere. We lived in an old house which had windowsills wide enough to hold a plant, and most of the tables had rings from where she over-watered the plants. We didn't have a lot of money, s... Read more
Lunch & Learn on Elder Abuse
Thursday, February 16, 2017      6 comments

We're into our 3rd year of monthly Lunch & Learn workshops at our church, aimed mainly at seniors, but also of interest to anyone who is helping look after their parents. We start each session with a light pay-what-you-want lunch catered ... Read more
Camino de Santiago... A New Virtual Walk
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      9 comments

I've started a new virtual walk, with 2 Spark Friends, from St. Jean-Pied-De-Port, France, just east of the Spanish border, to Santiago de Compostela where the remains of St. James were supposed to have been buried after his beheading in Jerusal... Read more

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