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August 2020:

What a year 2020 is turning out to be! As I continue to work through the grief from the loss of my husband almost 4 years ago I draw upon a great sense of curiosity about the world around me and also a sense of responsibility towards the welfare of both my family and close friends but also that of the broader community. "Being in the present" is an emotion that I have chosen to embrace and discovering strengths I didn't know I had is very exciting!

And so I have sold the dream home that my DH and I built, left my dearly loved gardens and rural community and have bought and moved into a condo in the seaside community of Eastern Passage. I have a small garden space I am itching to develop ASAP, access to opportunities for outdoor exercise, volunteerism and a choice of nearby universities and libraries for learning. My family, apart from my daughter, is nearby and hopefully if and when COVID has settled a trip to Scotland to see her will be possible again.

Member Since: 10/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 218,244

My Goals:
-to maintain my goal weight
-challenge my body and mind daily to keep both engaged and healthy
-to share ideas and support with other SP members
- volunteer with the garden committee in my community as we develop a large common space for all residents

My Program:
-weight training 2- 3X weekly, upper and lower body with intensive core work
WALK, WALK AND MORE WALKING: a minimum of 12,000 steps (5+ miles) daily
-total plant based diet
-daily reading and gardening year round
--active exploration of my community, province, country

Personal Information:
I'm a farm kid from Alberta, lived in Ontario for 25 years and have now settled in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. I have two adult children and two grandchildren. A cat and a rescue pooch keep me company.

Other Information:
I love to garden. Crosswords and reading keep me busy when the snow flies. Cooking is also a delight- I'm always looking for new ideas for vegan meals. I am passionate about diet and exercise and firmly believe that we do have the power to keep ourselves healthy by eating well and being active.

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    Thank you for the birthday goodies, MJ!
    11 hours ago
    Wow!! Noticed your October minutes!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Thanks for the friend add! I've added you as well. Pleased to meet you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    13 hours ago
    I noticed your comment on GRRSPARKs blog that your grocery prices are not going up... it is really bad here. Not only are prices up, but packaging is getting smaller so we are doubly screwed!
    20 hours ago
    They claim there is a supplier problem, not with the goods, but with margins. We are being gouged.
    22 hours ago
    I agree... it's a once-a-year spend. Dorothy was here last Christmas, and I agree that it will probably be fall 2021 before I feel safe flying to Amsterdam.

    I shopped today for her gift, and got her some herb seeds from Richter, in Uxbridge, which ships world-wide. Also a tea infuser, garlic slicer, crushed lavender for sachets and some essential oils. I made her a pair of embroidered pillowcases and will pick up some kind of pretty Christmas ornament... because she usually spends Christmas in Canada, I don't know if she will have a tree, so probably an ornament to sit on a table.
    2 days ago
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