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Some Things I Can Do
Saturday, May 15, 2021      25 comments

I just read an interesting article in The Telegraph, an UK news outlet. It discussed the merits but also the downsides of using BMI as a health marker and offered several alternatives that provide a clearer picture of one's health and fitness s... Read more
Hold The Saccharine
Sunday, May 09, 2021      11 comments

Far be it from me to deny people the right to celebrate holidays and certain occasions but I make it a practice to avoid public declarations of such events unless with close family and friends. Today is one of those occasions so I won't be expr... Read more
Reset: This Is Not A Competition
Saturday, May 01, 2021      19 comments

Type A Personality: guilty Perfectionist: guilty Competitive: guilty No, I'm not feeling guilty but I do own those traits. They can be helpful at times but in the long haul (I am counting 74 years and change) they are also tiring, both... Read more
Anger, Frustration? Turn Them on Their Heads
Friday, April 23, 2021      15 comments

Yes, I am angry and I am frustrated because this didn't need to happen. For several months our small province of Nova Scotia has been a safe haven in the COVID storm; very few new cases that have been immediately traced, no community spread, an... Read more
Easter Bonnet
Saturday, April 03, 2021      16 comments

I am sure many of us remember the time of Easter bonnets, getting dressed up to go to church on Easter morning and in some places taking part in the community Easter parade. Times are much more casual now and fewer of us participate in the soci... Read more
Friday, March 26, 2021      14 comments

Tim Hortons is a Canadian institution, the familiar coffee/donut shop seems to sprout from every neighbourhood across the country. The name of course refers to the real Tim Horton who was a ferocious defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Upo... Read more
The Right Mix
Saturday, March 13, 2021      11 comments

e-2-fruit-servings-a-day/ This is a most interesting article and I feel the information could help more p... Read more
Monday, February 22, 2021      16 comments

It takes two to Tango and now I can tell you that it also takes two to hang a shower curtain rod! Since being on my own I have learned all sorts of tricks to accomplish tasks without help until now. I speak not of a tension rod but a lovely cu... Read more
Pondering Words
Saturday, February 20, 2021      14 comments

I am "confined" to indoors today, it is cold, snowing and I am being a wuss. emoticon It is giving me time to t... Read more
A Creature of Habit
Sunday, February 14, 2021      6 comments

Earlier this week the Spark member POLSKARENIA posted a blog "Variety is the Spice of Life. https://www.sparkpeople.
individual.asp?blog_id=6736871 She wrote about hitting a plateau in her weight ... Read more
Another Candle
Wednesday, February 03, 2021      21 comments

I was born in an Alberta blizzard 74 years ago today; roads were impassable so my dad took my mom to the hospital by horse and sleigh. Both he and the horse were in a lather while my mom stayed snug under a buffalo hide. All these years later ... Read more
23 Days
Wednesday, January 27, 2021      13 comments

Alcohol free with no cravings. I will enjoy some wine when I celebrate my birthday next week but then it will be back to abstaining again. The money saved has bought a reserve pair of running shoes; I took advantage of a Sportchek sale that sa... Read more
Another Week Bites the Dust
Tuesday, January 19, 2021      16 comments

Week #2 of Dry January is done. This past weekend was so tempting but after arguing back and forth with myself I made it through. Herbal tea (cranberry is my fave) is perfect for the cold days we are now experiencing. Sleep just gets better e... Read more
One Down
Monday, January 11, 2021      13 comments

Thanks to a timely blog by Sparker KAYOTIC I am participating in "Dry January" and today marks the beginning of my second week of the challenge. Already I am seeing and feeling changes in my body (and mind). 1. Wonderful restorative sleep- m... Read more
The Beginning
Sunday, December 27, 2020      18 comments

January 1, 2017. I returned to Spark after a 6 year hiatus; a 6 year span of building a new home, travelling to the US and then England as my daughter studied at Auburn and then got her first job, facing my husband's diagnosis of prostate canc... Read more

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