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On the mend
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      26 comments

The antibiotics are kicking in: more slowly than hoped. And the standard cold meds plus lozenges are helping manage the symptoms, including a hacking cough which was making it hard to sleep. Last night, a solid 8 hours: and that has such a hu... Read more
Just a touch of
Saturday, February 18, 2017      31 comments

. . . pneumonia!! Gahhhhhhhh!! Not what a person most wants while taking a break. But: got to an urgent medical care centre. Got some antibiotics. Hope to be much much better soon!!... Read more
Sales Person Has No Cash
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      20 comments

That's what the sign said on the Lay's truck spotted by DH today. And quick as a flash he said, lots of people would be more likely to hold 'em up for the potato chips!! That would be me, that would be me!!... Read more
Taking a Spark Break!!
Monday, February 13, 2017      18 comments

I will be back: and I will be lurking of course. Me and the mobile app aren't entirely simpatico!!... Read more
Taking a Spark Break!!
Monday, February 13, 2017      13 comments

I will be back: and I will be lurking of course. Me and the mobile app aren't entirely simpatico!!... Read more
Keeping On!
Thursday, February 09, 2017      21 comments

I'm really struck by how valuable I'm still finding that recent Beck trek reboot. And how the Beck "heart of darkness" -- the 9 thinking mistakes, the 7 questions -- which I resisted rebelliously for so long are becoming integrated into my... Read more
Bzzy!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      20 comments

And I love it of course. But: early hours this morning spent in an "on-line" continuing education webinar. And then off to work and plunging right into the day's stuff . . . so no time to blog. Did not manage to get out for a recess w... Read more
Increased Flavonoids Decreased Midsection Weight
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/want-to-stay-slim-up-
your-flavonoid-intake/arti
cle33895368/ An interesting British research study identifying the different types of flavonoids and indi... Read more
Enjoy Every Bite!
Monday, February 06, 2017      21 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6311616 Thanks BESSHAILE!! The Beck trek (and repeated reboots) is a huge "time suck" of effort and energy and yup, it's worth it. But for... Read more
12,000 calories
Sunday, February 05, 2017      12 comments

That's what it takes per day for 10 days to fuel one husky on a 14-dog sled team (each weighing 40-70 pounds), racing from Whitehorse to Fairbanks. www.theglobeandmail.com/
sports/yukon-quest-the-tou
ghest-dog-sled-race-in-... Read more
6,000 calories
Sunday, February 05, 2017      21 comments

That's the average number of extra calories purchased per American for Super Bowl snack. (In addition to meals). Super Bowl is the second biggest "eating day" per year for Americans. Really interesting. Pretty sure (judging from the ... Read more
Sparkly Day Coming Up!!
Saturday, February 04, 2017      18 comments

Laundry's well under way. Quick trip to the gym next. And then: a drive north (it's sunny) to a small town where a former student is holding an art exhibition. I have a piece of her work hanging in my house and it will be fun to see w... Read more
Trivia A Student
Friday, February 03, 2017      24 comments

Oh yeah oh yeah: it doesn't happen very often but I DID score Trivia A student for January 2017. And am I rejoicing?? Not so much. Because: up until January 31st I was scoring 100%. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!!! UNPRECEDENTED!!! ... Read more
Moving and Happiness: Bonus Blog
Thursday, February 02, 2017      17 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/even-a-little-movemen
t-can-boost-your-mood-stud
y-finds/article33849050/ I've renamed "exercise" as "sanity breaks" or "recess": thanks SWEDE_SUE and ONE... Read more
A Flock of Mourning Doves
Thursday, February 02, 2017      19 comments

Yesterday at "recess": more mourning doves (maybe 30?) than I've ever seen together before. I generally have a few mourning doves all winter a... Read more

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