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Senseless Shootings in Nova Scotia
Tuesday, April 21, 2020      8 comments

A Spark Friend who knew that I grew up in Nova Scotia and still had family there, wrote to make sure that my family and friends were all okay after Sunday's rampage by a lone gunner, disguised as an RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer, ... Read more
Sparking during Covid-19 Self-Isolation
Monday, April 20, 2020      9 comments

We have been self-isolating for 5 weeks now, and are coping well. Our daughter and her partner will pick up groceries for us, although I have been doing a “big shop” myself every second week, and asking them to pick up smaller orders the other ... Read more
What we are hearing in Canada.
Saturday, April 04, 2020      8 comments

Prime Minister Trudeau does a press conference every morning at 11. The Premier of Ontario speaks to us daily, and we see regular reports from the Premiers of all the other provinces. If you live in the U.S. and have access to Canadian televis... Read more
Remembering our Trip to Japan
Tuesday, March 31, 2020      7 comments

Since we are self-isolating, I've been using a few hours every day to go over photographs, make scrapbooks of brochures and souvenirs, and generally remember some of the trips Peter and I have taken since we met in 2001. One of the most m... Read more
What will the “New Normal” look like?
Monday, March 23, 2020      15 comments

If anyone had told us, around the new year, that we would be self-isolating by mid-March, we would never have believed it. We knew that some kind of new virus was killing people in China, and that it was somehow connected to a meat or fish mark... Read more
Covid-19 Precautions
Sunday, March 15, 2020      18 comments

The province of Quebec, and now the U.K., have advised people over 70 to self isolate for the foreseeable future to avoid contacting Covid-19. I believe there is a good chance this advice will spread to other areas. As some of you know, ... Read more
I Don’t Know About You...
Monday, February 17, 2020      15 comments

... but sometimes I’m a martyr, and wallow in “I have too much work to do... I can’t take time to go to the pool”, or “I want to go to the auction this morning, but I have to do the laundry”. And then I get mad at Peter (but of course don’t say... Read more
Plan for 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      10 comments

I joined Spark People in January, 2011, because I wanted to lose some weight before my son's April 2011 wedding. I weighed 192 lbs. I weigh 160 lbs. now, with 10 lbs. to go to reach my goal of 150. I am a practical, methodical person.... Read more
Three Days to Christmas
Sunday, December 22, 2019      10 comments

The house is decorated, presents are wrapped, shortbreads and cakes are made, carol cd’s are playing. Tomorrow Peter and I will decorate the “family” tree at the back of the church with ornaments handmade by a lot of different people in the con... Read more
What’s your plan for December?
Monday, December 02, 2019      10 comments

Looking at the calendar for December made me decide to be realistic... rather than trying to lose weight this month, I will be very happy to maintain my weight at today’s 158 lbs. I’ve lost 33 lbs. since I joined SP, but until I combined ... Read more
The best laid plans...
Monday, November 18, 2019      11 comments

sometimes turn into a lot of extra work! My grown-up kids, all of whom are well settled in their careers and live far from me (think minimum 3-hour flights) and I decided this year to make charitable donations as our main gifts to each ot... Read more
One of 600+ delegates at Toronto Diocesan Synod
Thursday, November 14, 2019      8 comments

I am a political animal... i admit it. I follow election campaigns, work for my favourite candidates, put out lawn signs and attend meetings whenever I can. I love watching the results come in, and don’t go to bed until a decision is asked. A... Read more
Re-Reading the Beck Diet Solution, combined with intermittent fasting.
Friday, November 01, 2019      11 comments

This is the third time I've tried to complete the Beck programme, and each time I learn more about myself. This re-read started on October 1, and I'm now on day 32. Beck is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, a programme I used about ... Read more
Garden Tour of England & Scotland, Part 4
Sunday, October 06, 2019      14 comments

Hi everyone, Leaving York, we moved to a wonderful hotel in the Lake District, far from any of the towns. I was initially disappointed that we were not in a town where I could wander, but as we had a rainy day, it was nice to read, re-sort ... Read more
Garden Tour of England, Part 3
Friday, October 04, 2019      13 comments

We stayed the next 4 nights in York, a walled city in north-east England which was founded by the Romans. Yorkminister, a 13th century Gothic cathedral towers over the city, and is the site of celebrity weddings and musical performances. Since... Read more

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