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Day 2... yea me!
Thursday, August 02, 2012      5 comments

I guess that's actually 1 year, 6 months and about 17 days... but it's day 2 for the new me. Day 2 of drinking my water. Day 2 of eating my fruit & vegetables. Day 2 of staying within my proper range for calories, fats, proteins and carbs. Da... Read more
I Promised Mennoly...
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      6 comments

I've been impressed with my Spark Friend Mennoly for a long time now. She has totally embraced SP, and has lost more than 100 lbs. She would say that she isn't perfect, but in my books she's pretty darn near there! One of Mennoly's tact... Read more
The TV Repairman... or, When Did We Become a Disposable Society?
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      6 comments

Did you know they still existed? We have a 32" heavy old tv which DH paid for with his earnings from teaching skiing one winter... it's probably 13 or 14 years old... and our kids tease us about it. You should have seen their faces when we tal... Read more
Working in the garden again and it feels GREAT!
Monday, July 30, 2012      7 comments

The doctor told me to use the steroid cream for the rest of the week on the reddest spots on my arms, and the last thing he said (sorry Jenn!) was "and stay away from your daughter's garden". I asked him why I was so exhausted for weeks, and he... Read more
maybe this is why they call it "poison ivy"
Friday, July 27, 2012      7 comments

It's been 4 weeks since I was exposed to poison ivy, or something similar. We'll probably never know exactly what it was, but thank heavens, it's finally almost over. I had no idea that it could take so much out of me. i was sleeping 10-12 ho... Read more
What I'm Learning about Contact Dermatitis
Thursday, July 19, 2012      7 comments

I've learned a lot over the past18 days... - according to the dermatologist I saw yesterday, contact dermatitis is simply another form of eczema (he says the rash I developed in the public pool in the spring is also eczema) - the most re... Read more
When doctors disagree
Friday, July 13, 2012      8 comments

A few days ago I wrote that I was on a steroid cream to clear up my poison ivy rash. I've also been taking antihistamines and using calomine lotion, as my doctor recommended. I've also been soaking in baths with oatmeal and baking soda added. ... Read more
A visit with my daughter's family
Friday, July 06, 2012      11 comments

I've just come back from 4 wonderful, stress-free days visiting my daughter and her family, as well as seeing my son and DIL who were also visiting from Nova Scotia. My daughter loves her garden, but between working full-time, having two te... Read more
more shoulder problems for DH
Friday, June 29, 2012      9 comments

Well, it's now official. DH has a frozen shoulder. Physiotherapist has written a letter to the surgeon saying that Peter can expect no further improvement without intervention. The intervention consists of "manipulating" his shoulder unde... Read more
The Great Race
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      6 comments

More than 90 vintage cars (1969 or older) left Michigan on Saturday for a 2400 mile, 10-day timed endurance rally. The oldest car, a 1903 Renault, broke down today just outside Barry's Bay and was put on a flatbed to be taken to Kanata, ON, hop... Read more
My husband asked why I was doing it...
Sunday, June 24, 2012      7 comments

This blog isn't about losing weight, eating right, exercising, or even gardening. It's about another topic that is very important to me... my participation at church. We are very fortunate to have had a young, enthusiastic female priest for th... Read more
perfect gardening day!
Friday, June 22, 2012      4 comments

I'm having such a lovely day today. I slept in late because the humidity had broken and there was a beautiful breeze coming in all the open windows. After having breakfast (Greek yogurt with fresh strawberries, bran buds and chopped walnuts), ... Read more
My garden
Monday, June 11, 2012      9 comments

Some of my Spark friends have kindly asked to see pictures of my garden, and I'm happy to show them. My garden gives me great pleasure, and I spend much more time working in it than I do cleaning house... I'm very much like my mother that way. ... Read more
Back to Basics
Monday, June 04, 2012      4 comments

i joined a walking team today. The only exercises I can honestly say I enjoy are walking and aquafit. Until I see the dermatologist, the pool is out of bounds... my skin can't seem to take the chemicals. That leaves walking. I walked over 4 ... Read more
Tired and wondering why I'm doing this...
Saturday, June 02, 2012      6 comments

I've just come back from an all-day workshop at one of the rural churches in our diocese, about an hour's drive from here. 6 hour workshop + 2 hours travelling = 8 hours that I chose to spend away from my family. DH and DD#3 were in a parade t... Read more

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