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Day 568: Back to (New) Basics
Saturday, September 05, 2015      17 comments

...so I'm always telling Himself that cooking is science, and the kitchen is a laboratory: you might have to run several experiments before you get results. I love butternut squash. I'd happily use it in everything from soup to side d... Read more
Day 567: Just had to share...
Monday, August 17, 2015      16 comments

One of my cousins posted this: Today was the absolute worst day ever And don't try to convince me that There's something good in every day Because, when you take a closer look, This world is a pretty evil place. Even if some goodn... Read more
Day 566: It's been a while, ain't?
Sunday, June 21, 2015      8 comments

I came across this article yesterday, among some photo journalism posted on the Reuters website: http://www.reuters.com/n
0618&slideId=10572... Read more
Day 565: Early Harbinger of Spring
Sunday, February 08, 2015      9 comments

Just a short one - I meant to post this a week ago, so you see how far behind it I am. But better late than never, ain't? There are a half-dozen fitness centers - in community-center buildings with other public facilities such as libraries,... Read more
Day 564: Shifting Mountains
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      9 comments

I haven't had much to say of late - it's been quiet around here, in some respects, and after the fiasco(s) of last year, that suits me right down to the ground. I've been back in the gym since the New Year. (It's part of that resolution thi... Read more
Day 563: Quest
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      11 comments

"Quest: The act or instance of seeking or pursuing something..." Over the last few days the word "quest" has popped up in three or four different articles I've read. The latest one: chrisguillebeau.com/ Chris ... Read more
Day 562: Windy Day--
Saturday, January 10, 2015      9 comments

Is it ever! We're in a flat plain - that is, Cheshire is a flat plain - of sorts, and the air currents travel from the Irish Sea, sweeping across Cheshire, until they bump up against the hills of Lancashire and Derbyshire. That's why this area g... Read more
Day 561: This 'n' That
Friday, January 09, 2015      7 comments

You remember I told you yesterday was shaping up to be another of those running-around days? Much like the Red Queen in "Through the Looking Glass," we need to run full-tilt just to stay where we are. If we slow down, we lose ground... The ... Read more
Day 560: An Early Blog
Thursday, January 08, 2015      9 comments

Bits 'n' pieces: I don't remember when I first came across "About.com." If you're not familiar with it, a description might be "an anthology of topics and subjects," everything from how-to's to movie reviews to recipes. Some of the articles... Read more
Day 559: Burfdays 'n' Motivation
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      9 comments

Today is my daughter's birthday - what a sparkling January it was when she arrived on the planet! She's been a delight ever since. (Of course, all children are, aren't they?) I did my bit at the gym today. Mostly I discovered how woefully o... Read more
Day 558: And so we begin...
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      10 comments

First day back in the gym. First day of Beginning Tai-Chi. I'm on my way! 'ave a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!... Read more
Day 557: The State of the Kasey, Part II
Monday, January 05, 2015      10 comments

So where to go from here? Most of you know my thoughts on New Year's Resolutions*: it's a good opportunity to focus on behaviors you want to change, a time to reflect on what's worked - or not worked - in the past, and to draw up some goal... Read more
Day 556: The State of the Kasey, Part I
Sunday, January 04, 2015      12 comments

[Note: I'm only four days behind. So far.] I'm all for highlighting the positive. But when you have a year of mostly downers (yes, it happens) what do you do? Ignore them? That ostrich thing is so not me. Gloss over them? The word... Read more
Day 555: Y'know, that holiday thing 'n' all...
Thursday, December 25, 2014      9 comments

We're earlier than those in North America, but things are quiet here yet. The following was in my email this morning. SparkBloggers aren't supposed to post articles in their entirety; we're supposed to post links and give credit. Well,... Read more
Day 554: Expensive Lesson(s)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      10 comments

Well... there will be no DisneyWorld, at least not this January. I won't be spending Christmas on the beach, or with my son and daughter-in-law, either. We ran into a problem before we even left Manchester Airport. Seems that Hims... Read more

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