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What’s your plan for December?
Monday, December 02, 2019      10 comments

Looking at the calendar for December made me decide to be realistic... rather than trying to lose weight this month, I will be very happy to maintain my weight at today’s 158 lbs. I’ve lost 33 lbs. since I joined SP, but until I combined ... Read more
The best laid plans...
Monday, November 18, 2019      11 comments

sometimes turn into a lot of extra work! My grown-up kids, all of whom are well settled in their careers and live far from me (think minimum 3-hour flights) and I decided this year to make charitable donations as our main gifts to each ot... Read more
One of 600+ delegates at Toronto Diocesan Synod
Thursday, November 14, 2019      8 comments

I am a political animal... i admit it. I follow election campaigns, work for my favourite candidates, put out lawn signs and attend meetings whenever I can. I love watching the results come in, and don’t go to bed until a decision is asked. A... Read more
Re-Reading the Beck Diet Solution, combined with intermittent fasting.
Friday, November 01, 2019      11 comments

This is the third time I've tried to complete the Beck programme, and each time I learn more about myself. This re-read started on October 1, and I'm now on day 32. Beck is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, a programme I used about ... Read more
Garden Tour of England & Scotland, Part 4
Sunday, October 06, 2019      14 comments

Hi everyone, Leaving York, we moved to a wonderful hotel in the Lake District, far from any of the towns. I was initially disappointed that we were not in a town where I could wander, but as we had a rainy day, it was nice to read, re-sort ... Read more
Garden Tour of England, Part 3
Friday, October 04, 2019      13 comments

We stayed the next 4 nights in York, a walled city in north-east England which was founded by the Romans. Yorkminister, a 13th century Gothic cathedral towers over the city, and is the site of celebrity weddings and musical performances. Since... Read more
garden pictures part 2
Sunday, September 29, 2019      14 comments

Back after a trip down to Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and Hubbards, with a stop at the memorial to Swiss Air 111 which crashed into the ocean 20 years ago this month while trying to make an emergency landing in Halifax. I had a wonderful lunch o... Read more
garden tour pictures
Sunday, September 29, 2019      12 comments

I'm catching up a bit this morning; my son is down in his gym, my DIL has gone swimming, Peter is still in bed. The first place we stopped on the garden tour was Abbotsford, south of Edinburgh and the home of Sir Walter Scott. His actual... Read more
Garden Tour of Britain
Sunday, September 15, 2019      13 comments

I will start this blog by saying that the reception at this Lake District hotel is poor and irregular, so I will keep it brief. We’re at the Glaramara hotel in Borrowdale, England. The hotel is situated in a valley with hills all around...... Read more
September 1 and time to regroup
Saturday, August 31, 2019      15 comments

Aria starts school on Tuesday, and for the first time in almost 2 years, Peter and I will not be minding her while her mother is at work. It's time for me to break the bad habits I slipped back into and get back on track with my eating and exer... Read more
A funeral plus some time touring rural Quebec
Sunday, August 11, 2019      13 comments

When Peter was a teenager, he spent 2 summers working in rural Quebec as part of a programme aimed at teaching Ontario high school students how to live and work in French (as a result of these 2 summers, Peter changed his religion from United Ch... Read more
Taking Steps to Correct a Problem
Monday, May 13, 2019      14 comments

Personal relationships... they give us joy and they give us sorrows. As some of you who follow my blogs know, I have 4 children, 3 of whom live far from me. When I was a little girl (adopted only child of a loving older couple), I though... Read more
Really Proud of Myself!
Sunday, April 14, 2019      15 comments

We went to Disneyland for a week with Siobhan, Chris and Aria, and I came back 2 lbs. lighter! Beck Diet Solution plan tells us to give ourselves credit when we do something good. I did something really good... I took my Beck response card... Read more
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      13 comments

As those who follow my blogs know, I'm following a combination of the Beck Diet Solution and Intermittent Fasting, and believe strongly in both these programmes. But life isn't without temptations, and I feel surrounded by them lately. P... Read more
Intermittent Fasting (IF)
Friday, March 22, 2019      11 comments

Several of my friends have been successfully using IF, so I did some reading, asked a lot of questions, and decided to give it a good try. There are many different ways of doing IF. The one which I have chosen is to eat all my food withi... Read more

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