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Siobhan & Chris's Wedding 19.09.20
Tuesday, September 22, 2020      13 comments

Siobhan's day started at 5:45 when she got up to put on a crockpot of butter chicken. Aria and I got up about 7, and we let Peter sleep until 10. After getting our hair done, we set up the tables in the yard and had brunch. Peter and I we... Read more
Why do we blog?
Sunday, September 06, 2020      17 comments

A couple of months ago I was going through a rough time dealing with the limitations imposed by Covid-19. Peter and I are 80 and 76 years old. One of the things that attracted us when we met 20 years ago was our love of travel, and the many pl... Read more
Some new garden pictures
Wednesday, September 02, 2020      19 comments

From the arbor looking toward the back yard. N... Read more
Goals for September... busy month coming up
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      9 comments

Siobhan and Chris are being married September 19, with small (Covid!) reception in our yard for 18-20 people. We've done lots of prep work, including major garden tidying and transplanting, mulch, edging garden beds. Siobhan & Chris have... Read more
Back on Reflux Medications
Saturday, August 22, 2020      12 comments

About a year ago our family doctor strongly suggested that I should get off a medication I've used off and on for several years. It is a proton-pump inhibitor, and works well. Sadly, it has been found to increase the risk of stomach cancer in ... Read more
Feeling More Positive
Saturday, August 08, 2020      13 comments

About a week ago, I pushed myself to start a fitness challenge. The first day, I didn't do anything. The second day I just counted the steps I did normally, not doing any extra "exercise". Then something clicked into place. Part of it is be... Read more
"My Multipurpose Room" is Finally Done
Sunday, August 02, 2020      12 comments

It's a month today since I bought the paint, and Peter hung the final picture this morning. I started with the comforter and pillow sham from Bed Bath & Beyond. The paint colour is Dark Linen by Benjamin Moore, and brightens the room immensely... Read more
Really Great Day
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      10 comments

Sunny but not too humid... all three of us (Siobhan, Aria and I) dressed up for our shopping trip to look for Siobhan's accessories for the wedding. We drove about 30 minutes to a medium-sized mall which we knew well, and which had the st... Read more
Our Front Bedroom
Friday, July 03, 2020      8 comments

We married in May, 2002, and moved into the house we had built three months later. It’s a 2-storey house with 4 bedrooms upstairs. Siobhan chose the front bedroom, diagonally opposite to ours which is at the back. Her room is the second larg... Read more
Plans for reopening church
Monday, June 29, 2020      9 comments

I’ve been asked to be part of an 8-member team to work on the reopening of our church, perhaps in September. The Toronto Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada has decided that, in order for clergy, who have been working very hard over the pa... Read more
2nd week of carb cycling
Friday, June 26, 2020      14 comments

Well, it wasn’t as easy as I thought! 2nd week I had major indigestion, constipation, and was often hungry. I thought about quitting, and added extra carbs and fibre to my meal plans. Then I did some more reading, and learned abou... Read more
First week of carb cycling.
Thursday, June 18, 2020      13 comments

Pros: - After 7 days, I am down 6 lbs. - acid reflux is much better. No meds in 5 days. - i am not hungry. - I have no cravings. Cons: - takes a lot of planning - often means separate meals from rest of family except for 2 high... Read more
Trying carb cycling
Thursday, June 11, 2020      9 comments

My soon-to-be son-in-law used to be a professional trainer, and competed in body-building. His education is in kinesiology. When I told him I was plateauing, losing and regaining the same pounds over and over again, he asked if I had tried a l... Read more
View from my window
Sunday, May 24, 2020      13 comments

Several people have posted views from their windows... here are a couple of mine. This is a serviceberry tree on the north side of our house. ... Read more
Cooking and Eating during Covid-19 Self-Isolation
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      13 comments

Now that we are home all the time, I am cooking more and we are eating better. Without meetings to go to and the attendant phone calls, without lunch with friends after church and the occasional lunch and movie with a friend, I'm back to planni... Read more

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