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It's Official . . .
Monday, August 21, 2017      19 comments

. . . yup, the x-ray shows that foot really IS broken. Right through. But the bones are not out of alignment which is a good thing. Expected 6-8 weeks for full recovery if I'm reasonably compliant. Thankfully I can use one of those... Read more
Increased Calorie Diligence!!
Sunday, August 20, 2017      26 comments

I've got a left foot injury. Not as a result of any activity other than simply stepping down on it oddly after sitting on the verandah. It twisted, I heard a snap, it got pretty swollen -- and I went to the emergency clinic. Such kind an... Read more
ReBeck Day 36 Believe It
Saturday, August 19, 2017      22 comments

A couple of us are quietly ReBecking via Spark Messaging and it's so helpful to refresh the techniques. Every Beck trek I seem to come at if from a slightly different angle -- presumably because I'm in a slightly different space. I do... Read more
Playing Hookey
Friday, August 18, 2017      24 comments

Yes, I did not go into work yesterday morning -- and instead snuck out for an early morning kayak in the swamp. Paddling up stream to start (quite a current) and then drifting lazily back downstream to the starting dock. It was a real wo... Read more
Exercise, Appetite, Weight Loss
Thursday, August 17, 2017      26 comments

www.nytimes.com/2017/08/
09/well/eat/exercise-as-a-
weight-loss-strategy.html I don't know how much weight (pun intended) I'd attach to this research -- no women were included in the study, as is too often the case. ... Read more
Charlie
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      41 comments

Our dear old golden retriever -- 13 in May -- is not doing well. His new pain meds prescribed about 10 days ago seemed to help. But yesterday before I got home from work he had what appears to have been a small seizure. Our vet has told u... Read more
Gorgeous evening
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      24 comments

The forecast for today had been thunder storms and so we figured it would be a good idea to sneak off to the golf course after work last evening. And it was a truly gorgeous couple of hours: perfect temperature, that fresh cut grass smell, ... Read more
From Pear to Apple
Monday, August 14, 2017      33 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/researchers-link-horm
one-to-weight-gain-bone-lo
ss-during-menopause/article35900013/ No, it's not just our imagination. Weight really does migrate a... Read more
Water Lily Swamp
Sunday, August 13, 2017      26 comments

We tried the water lily swamp north of our golf course and it was lovely lovely lovely. Yes, we were clever enough this time to set out up stream: but truly there was not much current at all. Very shallow. This has been a summer of torrential... Read more
What if nothing is wrong? there is nothing to feel bad about
Saturday, August 12, 2017      22 comments

This question, "What if nothing is wrong?" (from Molly Larkin) seems to be my own take-away from the Bright Line Healing webinar -- I've been thinking about it a lot. Back in 1982 I was an art history teacher. I attended at a gallery sho... Read more
Bright Line Healing
Friday, August 11, 2017      22 comments

app.webinarjam.net/r/3/0
/replay/12767/d86b92b2a4/0
/146457777 Susan Peirce Thompson is promoting an add-on to her Bright Line Eating venture: Bright Line Healing. Essentially the premise is: if you give up the food y... Read more
Chronic Pain
Thursday, August 10, 2017      26 comments

www.nytimes.com/2017/08/
01/well/live/the-secret-li
fe-of-pain.html So many Sparkies suffer from chronic pain. And the inclination to self-medicate with food can be immense and irresistible: even though packing on th... Read more
Managing Stress
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      21 comments

Stressful day (highly stressful day). And the antidote? Golf. There is nothing like that lush green smell, the big sky and evening bird song. Ahhhh. Slept well. And woke up to a brand new day. Dear Charlie cleverly conceal... Read more
Lovely Weekend
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      31 comments

It was Civic Holiday weekend in Canada and that extra day off was certainly a treat! All the aches and pains from the first kayaking venture Sunday got worked out on the golf course yesterday -- and I'm thinking we may golf again tonight after ... Read more
DOMS!!
Monday, August 07, 2017      26 comments

Love the new kayaks. What I had NOT anticipated -- how strong the current in a stream meandering through a swamp. I really did not recognize that we were being carried "downstream" pretty much effortlessly. So: 30 minutes out, 1.5 hours... Read more

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