A good day for planting some grass seed!
We'd accommodated our neighbours when they asked last winter about rebuilding their retaining wall -- which required taking out our fence and encroaching on our back yard, they told us, by about 3 fe... Read more
When somebody dies from cancer, so often the obituary beings, "After a long battle bravely fought . . . "
And when somebody is diagnosed with cancer, so often they're told, "If you have the right attitude you'll fight it and defeat it."
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When we're going through a tough patch, it can seem permanent.
Today I spent visiting with my very dear sister and her new house.
She and I both had cancer in 2009. We both recovered: but her cancer was followed by a divorce -- and ... Read more
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Susan Peirce Thompson of Bright Line Eating posted a vlog yester... Read more
Really the first hot day this spring -- and high humidity -- and I've gotta head into the Big Smoke (aka Tranna) for a work thingy.
Which will involve a lot of walking from public transit to the venue . . . at a rapid pace to be on time. ... Read more
Yesterday I treated myself to a lunch recess walk AND an after-work 9 hole golf game!
It feels good to move.
And this is one of the best times of the year to be outside.
Hot weather on the horizon: so our extended spring condition... Read more
Thanks for your comments on that brief Mother's Day blog!
Now, is it easy to be the "matrix" and not the "fixer"?????
No no no: it is not!
Giving birth to the non-interventionist, supportive mother? Yup, it's a labour of love.
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The world needs more mothering.
And: whether you are a (biological) mother or not -- if you're a woman, chances are pretty good you're providing some mothering. To your stepkids. To your grandkids and step-grandkids. To your nieces and n... Read more
Thanks for all your MINDLESS munching support.
Yesterday was much more challenging (full day workshop) but I did a much better job negotiating it.
The room was dark: windowless on a glorious May day. Not remotely large enough for al... Read more
Oh dear oh dear.
One of those work cocktail hour thingies last night -- and I was hungry and I wasn't prepared and I didn't have a high protein snack before leaving the office and: yup. Succumbed to way too many cocktail snackie things: ... Read more
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Not at all sure that quantity of life matters as much... Read more
news.nationalpost.com/fe atures/why-we-need-a-new-w ar-on-cancer
The National Post is presenting newer research on cancer treatment.
And, as a cancer survivor myself, I found it pretty interesting.
People a... Read more