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Part of Our Conversation
Thursday, December 27, 2018      10 comments

As my son and I hiked we talked about the benefits of regular exercise and the topic turned to a neighbour on the street where my kids live. The man is 86 and walks twice daily, every day despite the weather. I had seen him head by earlier in ... Read more
Keeping Up With the Young Folk
Thursday, December 27, 2018      8 comments

I spent part of Christmas Day with my family in Halifax; after a huge breakfast my son and I set out on a brisk walk (it was cold and breezy). He has been upping his fitness routine and has started including a daily 5k walk, not a long distance... Read more
New Toys
Friday, December 21, 2018      16 comments

I have retired my dumbbells for now and have purchased a set of resistance bands, still works on strengthening muscle without the stress on my badly d... Read more
Downsizing, Housecleaning and Motivation
Wednesday, December 12, 2018      9 comments

Strange bedfellows you ask but today I have tackled all three. Downsizing: I left two Spark teams; one was coming to an end on Dec. 31 and members have already transferred to an updated version and the other just didn't fit my goals. Hous... Read more
Power Outage
Monday, December 10, 2018      8 comments

Power outage last evening, cause unknown = screen free evening, add cozy wood fire and oil lamp leading to relaxation and drowsiness. No ambient noise from appliances, not a creature astir and soon I was off to bed for a long winter's nap, best... Read more
100% Accurate
Tuesday, December 04, 2018      8 comments

If it is white...It is snowing. Yes indeed, fresh snow falling when I looked out this morning, my weather button did it again! ... Read more
Low Tech and "Right on the Money!"
Monday, December 03, 2018      10 comments

One day after the folks in Ontario were basking in unseasonal temperatures I have been doing the same here in Nova Scotia. Multiple errands run with holiday shopping now done and three long walks completed with another later for the dog to wrap... Read more
It's Been Just a Few Days But...
Monday, November 26, 2018      9 comments

November puts me into a funk for several reasons but grey skies and short daylight hours are definitely high on the list. Sparkguy mentioned that he uses a lightbox this time of year and so I decided to splurge and give one a try. The box is s... Read more
More on Romaine
Thursday, November 22, 2018      7 comments

Folks who have responded to my previous blog have asked how the contamination occurs. Most of us assume that it comes from irrigation water but in fact the researchers found that it can also be found in the growing medium (soil or other), can b... Read more
Why Romaine?
Thursday, November 22, 2018      7 comments

Just in time to spoil Thanksgiving feasting but the CBC yesterday published an article about a study into Romaine and Ecoli 0157. The study was just released by scientists at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Briefly, researchers have discove... Read more
Looking Ahead
Sunday, November 18, 2018      14 comments

The "holiday panic" seems to be setting in here on Spark, the reality for many that the next 6-7 weeks will be a challenge when it comes to diet and exercise. Expectations to entertain or be entertained abound and "baby, it's cold outside" so l... Read more
Bring Back the Colour!
Wednesday, November 14, 2018      8 comments

WATERMELLEN has written a couple of blogs about darkness over the past days and many others have talked about their lack of initiative this time of year. I don't believe we should fight that urge to "hibernate" unless we feel debilitated but in... Read more
Sunday, November 11, 2018      8 comments

Why do we continue to forget the pledge we make every year on this day? No prayers or political platitudes have changed the ongoing fighting and hatr... Read more
Climbing Everest...Almost :)
Monday, November 05, 2018      9 comments

I had promised myself that I would never scale a ladder again BUT my handyman neighbour has a broken leg, my son is unable to help until next weekend and my eaves troughs are plugged. So what's an old gal to do but haul out the 10' step ladder ... Read more
Thursday, November 01, 2018      15 comments

I have discovered a couple of changes since being on a six week no alcohol/sweets challenge: 1) I don't enjoy the taste of wine as much as before, neither white nor red. For many years a glass or two of wine daily was a given, now I really... Read more

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