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Escape!
Thursday, May 24, 2018      14 comments

Progress continues -- Our third floor bath has its vanity in place (better it than me, of course) and a first coat of paint (same colour, I love its subtle pink beige which changes in different lights and is very flattering to skin tones!)... Read more
Bathroom Stories
Wednesday, May 23, 2018      19 comments

I really enjoyed reading the comments on yesterday's blog from other Sparkies who remember fewer bathrooms during their childhoods! My grandfather's house in Haliburton ON had no running water: an outdoor privy, a well down the street from ... Read more
Here We Go!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018      27 comments

Four day work week coming up!! And yes: I feel refreshed and good to go after the long Victoria Day weekend here No renovations going on at the office thankfully so it's a bit of a haven for sure. Cool and rainy out there so I'm pr... Read more
White Shorts Weather!!
Monday, May 21, 2018      17 comments

Heading out to the golf course now and yes: it's warm enough for a pair of those white shorts, my go-to all summer long. And: my watermllen shoes!! (Not for golf itself of course -- just for travel to and from). Oh yes, I'm feeling v... Read more
Cleaned out a closet and . . .
Sunday, May 20, 2018      25 comments

Our third floor has a storage closet which tends to be a catch-all: wrapping paper and snorkel equipment and out of season stuff of all kinds. Beginning to look like a bit of a fire hazard and the chaos on the third floor is sufficiently d... Read more
Pick Three
Saturday, May 19, 2018      21 comments

Read a review today of Randi Zuckerberg's new book, Pick Three (and yes, she is the sister of that "other" Zuckerberg). Subtitle? you can have it all (just not every day). She identifies 5 "buckets": work, sleep, family, friends and f... Read more
Royal Wedding Crazies!!
Friday, May 18, 2018      27 comments

No question, Canada is still a relatively "royalist" country -- and of course the Queen of England is still OUR Queen too. And then there's the fact that Meghan Markle lived in Toronto while filming Suits. And her besty Jessica Mulroney is... Read more
Perfect Evening
Thursday, May 17, 2018      21 comments

It had been way too cold for golf Tuesday night -- the temp said 15 C but with the wind blowing it felt much much MUCH colder even in long pants and a sweater. So: we stood on the first tee for only a few minutes before deciding to bail. ... Read more
Chaos!!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018      23 comments

Yup, bathroom reno has the third floor refuge in a state of total chaos for sure. Behind me at my study desk is the new vanity (love that word, "vanity" -- saw a sign recently at a bathroom outfitters promoting a sale: "Vanity Blow Out"!! YEAH!... Read more
What is Wisdom??
Monday, May 14, 2018      20 comments

Again, a summary from a newspaper article I enjoyed over the weekend -- but can't link here. Wisdom, whatever it is, is a quality in individuals which is generally admired. And in public and professional life too: we value "wise" politic... Read more
Gastric By-pass
Sunday, May 13, 2018      22 comments

Lengthy article in the National Post concerning gastric by-pass surgery which I cannot link here, sadly. But to summarize: apparently the research confirms now that gastric by-pass is by far the most effective method of ensuring weight loss and... Read more
FINALLY: Sister Day!!
Saturday, May 12, 2018      23 comments

I just love my sister and it's been a LONG time since we've been able to get together . We'd planned to meet in early April but the weather was terrible . . . and really bad since then too, on weekends (or we had other stuff we had to do). Bu... Read more
If the bathroom is out of service . . .
Thursday, May 10, 2018      30 comments

because of the renovation starting today: then all the more reason to get to the gym where there are showers and towels aplenty! And/or to the golf course where there are even nicer showers and towels, lots and lots of 'em, and a pretty luxurio... Read more
Second Golf!!
Wednesday, May 09, 2018      23 comments

Got in a lunch time walk AND nine holes of golf yesterday after work. It was glorious!! Played (somewhat) better and felt no fatigue at all: so clearly I'd just "overdone" on the weekend. Golf is such great stress relief for me. W... Read more
First Golf
Tuesday, May 08, 2018      20 comments

It was gorgeous on the golf course last night!! The green grass so green, the Canada geese lolling around, pre-parenthood, and wild turkeys gobbling and strutting!! Now the golf itself not so great and I was exhausted by the 7th hole: headed u... Read more

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