Hi from the new ME !
Saturday, July 26, 2008      2 comments

Changed my user-name. Maybe that will get me moving. It has been a hectic spring and early summer at work. Lots of negativity and uncertainty. I am trying to stay above the waves and focus on health and the bigger picture. My little grandso... Read more
Been in a time warp! Sorry!
Saturday, May 24, 2008      3 comments

Hi, Haven't been on SPARKS for awhile. I missed you all!! And also I slip slided on weight and exercise. One excuse was that I sprained my ankle on May 1st. Recovering now but still aches. Would you believe I tripped on my way out the front... Read more
Quick check-in with SPARKS!
Monday, April 28, 2008      1 comments

Hi...Had a busy weekend. We went with friends to Prince Edward County and stayed at a winery inn. It was great fun and the weather was fabulous! Back to work tomorrow. Didn't do too well calorie-wise but will make it up this week. We heard ... Read more
First grandchild arrived April 10th !!!
Friday, April 18, 2008      4 comments

Little William arrived on April 10th 8:40 p.m. weighing 7 pounds. He is a beautiful baby and just loves being cuddled. We are so relieved that the delivery went well and everyone is getting adjusted to the new life of parenthood. And with the ... Read more
Howdy everyone!! Happy April !!
Friday, April 04, 2008      2 comments

It has been a long time since I wrote. Busy times here with full time work, baby grandson about to be born and DH out of town!! Hubby back tomorrow night so maybe things will settle down. At least I will have help again taking out the garbage... Read more
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone !!!
Sunday, March 16, 2008      1 comments

Well it is starting to feel like spring just might eventually come to this part of the world. There are still mountains of snow everywhere but with any luck it will gradually melt and some time next month we will see the grass again!! We are a... Read more
We survived the blizzard of '08 !!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008      3 comments

Well, the snow has settled for now. Ottawa and area has had about 14 feet of snow this winter - so far! The meteorologists expect we will get more still ..... This apparently is a 1 in 1,000 year event to get this amount of snow in one winter... Read more
Another winter storm!!! Spring....where are you???
Saturday, March 08, 2008      2 comments

Daylight savings time starts tonight!! I will definitely appreciate the extra hour of sunlight in the evenings. But will this snow ever end??? I don't get much of a chance to update on SPARKS now that I am back to work. I take a commut... Read more
Alzheimers Early Screening - Flame of Hope
Saturday, February 23, 2008      3 comments

Hi...for anyone interested I have attached the link. To add almost 2 years of functional living (by early screening and medication ) to someone who is beginning to show early signs of this terrible disease is worth it - to the individual and t... Read more
Bright sunny Saturday & info about Alzheimer's screening
Saturday, February 23, 2008      1 comments

Wow.......a beautiful day today. I got to my beginner tai chi class to review. I forget the moves so easily. By the way, everyone - I went to a special session on early detection and screening of Alzheimers in Canada. The organization is ca... Read more
Short and sweet - at least I hope so!!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008      1 comments

Another blustery day but we are all trying to take it in our stride. Our office building even had a major leak on Monday. My colleague had a piece of ceiling fall on him as he went through the doorway. No casualty except that his coffee was r... Read more
There goes the plow.....again!!!
Sunday, February 17, 2008      1 comments

Another winter day! Today it is a lovely mix of rain and freezing rain with a few ice pellets to top it off. But spring is coming! I can feel it! There seem to be a few more birds than last week. We had a bit more sunshine lately, as well. ... Read more
Today is a better day !!
Friday, February 08, 2008      2 comments

The snow stopped finally. I was shovelling the plow drift at 5 a.m. this morning. The snow on the sides of the driveway is so high I had to throw it with the shovel. I don't know what will happen if it doesn't melt gradually. Luckily we aren... Read more
Another snowstorm !!???###&
Thursday, February 07, 2008      0 comments

I can't believe it! Ottawa got hardly any snow and first thing this morning the radio announcer in our little town said it was the worst drive of his life!! And he is even older than me!! I can't see over the snow banks on the roadways. On t... Read more
Hanging in ... by a thread!
Monday, February 04, 2008      0 comments

Was a rough day. Started off with hubby being upset about prospective big property tax hike. (front page of newspaper) And we thought moving from city suburbs to small town was a way to have lower living costs in future !!! :( Then he goes do... Read more

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