Ringing the Bell 1181 Times
Today is National Aboriginal Day in Canada, and after church we rang the bells 1181 times to honour the 1181 Aboriginal women murdered or missing in Canada. This number is 3-4 times the number of non-Aboriginal women murdered or missing over th... Read more
Funeral Planning Can Be Quite Interesting
Guess this means I'm finally grown up. Peter and I visited two local funeral homes this week to gather information for our (we hope long-in-the-future) funerals. We both want pretty much the same thing. Cremation, visitation one afternoon and... Read more
3 NSV's in One Week
Maybe, just maybe, it's starting to sink in.
I've had 3 food-related successes this past week, and I'm feeling very proud.
Peter likes fast food, and brings it home a couple of times each week. It's a challenge. If I know ahead of ... Read more
Reminder to self... never add an emoticon at the end of a blog. It makes them disappear.
I just wrote an amusing (to me, anyway), blog about getting things ready for a sale at church... I've rented a table and am trying to get rid of some stuff... but when I tried to add an emoticon, it disappeared.
So... I'll write after the... Read more
Mid-May, and I'm Not Where I Planned To Be...
and that's because I made a realistic plan but didn't follow it consistently.
- I didn't start another long-distance walk on the treadmill after completing my hike from Land's End, Cornwall, to John O'Groats Scotland
- I didn't consistently ... Read more
Time to Regroup
I've been struggling since November, and have regained some of the weight I worked so hard to lose last year.
I think that part of the problem is that I am especially busy in the winter, particularly with church activities. First there's... Read more
Woo Hoo! I'm an Hourglass
Hourglass - top and bottom equal, middle narrows in... only problem is, I'm sure there is supposed to be more narrowing...
I joined a 90-day challenge started by my friend PIXIE-LICIOUS (check out her Spark Page, she's a great Spark Friend,... Read more
Thank you to 2 great Spark Friends
Two of my Spark Friends stepped up to help when I asked for a buddy to help me get back on the straight and narrow. A great big "thank you". Thanks, also, to several others who weren't in the position to be my buddies, but who wrote very suppo... Read more
I need a special Spark buddy to help me get back on track
I really messed up over the holidays... well really for the past 8 weeks... and I hope that one of my Spark Friends will step up to help me get back on track.
No point going into the reasons I messed up, I'm sure some of you would recognize... Read more
Planning for Dinner Out
Tonight we are going to the Christmas party for one of Peter's pipe bands. They hold it at The Keg, and I've been spending the last hour going over their menu, checking the nutritional values, and trying to plan what I will choose. To make it ... Read more
The walk continues... less than 100 miles to go
This wasn't a very impressive month, but in spite of two cataract surgeries, I managed to walk 58.5 miles since I last wrote, and am about 5 miles beyond Alness, heading for Dornoch... don't you love some of the Scottish names?
I joined Loc... Read more
Two inspirational quotes for today...
that I read on SP today
"If it was easy, everyone could do it!"
"Tired of starting over? Just stop quitting."
Remember... Read more
Not sure what to call this...
This has been a bad week. I've been doing lots of extra cleaning, because I won't be able to do a lot of bending for the next month because of my cataract surgery. I haven't done as much walking, under 15 miles last week, and haven't done my S... Read more
Better to err on the side of safety
As a result of some unwanted posts from someone called JESSICA4LOVE, I've been reminded not to be quite so open with my activity feed. From now on I won't be posting that I'm going away, for example. I'll wait until I'm home again to comment on... Read more
This Week We Lost Our Innocence
Canada lost two soldiers this week, and Canadians lost their innocence. We grieved when terrorists killed people in other countries, but now it is home-grown terrorists, on Canadian soil, and somehow that makes it more real.
Last night, in... Read more
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