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Cross-Border Shopping Trip
Saturday, December 07, 2013      4 comments

I had an exciting day of cross-border shopping today. I really wish someone would bring the Panera Bread restaurant chain to Canada. I mean, we've got Starbucks and McDonald's -- how hard could it be? Panera Bread is awesome! Actually,... Read more
Wave Hands Like Clouds and Carry On
Friday, December 06, 2013      3 comments

The sweater back is finished. That means I can start on one of the fronts now. Woohoo! It will be easy knitting (and a real sense of progress) for a while. I hav... Read more
Progress, of a Sort
Thursday, December 05, 2013      4 comments

A post to record some progress on my December #SparkTheSeason Challenge goals: I had a really productive knitting session on my sweater last night, culminating in finishing one sleeve* on the back piece. By contrast I did not accompli... Read more
A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      7 comments

When I was taking pictures of my knitting the other day, I also took pictures of the Christmas tree and our cat. Both are cute, in a home-y sort of way. Neither one is going to make the cover of a magazine. But that's okay. That's not what ... Read more
The Sweater from Hades
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      6 comments

Anybody who reads this who is familiar with knitting may have wondered why my goal for my sweater only called for knitting one row a day. On a normal knitting project, that goal would be so modest it almost wouldn't be worth recording. But ... Read more
December's (Not Very Exciting) Goals
Monday, December 02, 2013      11 comments

So, the December #SparkTheSeason Challenge. My difficulty every year in December is to stay organized. We don't even DO a lot, compared to most people, but it's still more than enough for me. So one of my goals is: Take care of a... Read more
Folly, Follow, Fa La La
Sunday, December 01, 2013      5 comments

So I was trying to talk about Step class, and the instructor picking on me, and the joke he made, which was politically incorrect. And the reason he made the joke is because he noticed some of the new ladies in the class were watching ME to try ... Read more
Sunday, December 01, 2013      5 comments

Grr. Grr. Double grr. I wrote a whole blog entry, but left it onscreen too long and the stupid browser let me keep typing until I tried to post what I had typed, then after it all disappeared into the ether, it shut down and told me my sess... Read more
Monkey Brains and Sheep's Eyeballs
Saturday, November 30, 2013      6 comments

Tonight DH and I went out to dinner at one of the two nicest restaurants in town. You know the type of place where every dish has some kind of specialized sauce with it, and they use a lot of obscure French words on the menu to describe ordinary... Read more
The Perfect Gift
Friday, November 29, 2013      10 comments

I had the opportunity to socialize tonight with a person who hasn't seen me since before I lost all the weight. We've spoken on the phone, and I think we bumped into each other briefly when I had lost less than 20 pounds and my hair was still pr... Read more
If Our Love Song Could Fly Over Mountains
Thursday, November 28, 2013      6 comments

Well, a big non-scale victory for me (there really are no scale-based victories anymore) happened yesterday night. Last night we completed all 108 moves in Tai Chi. I retreated to ride the tiger (which was actually a lot more like ope... Read more
Owning It
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      4 comments

So yesterday, while sitting at my computer writing a blog post about how I walked more than three miles on the treadmill that morning, I was eating candy. I thought I was being careful. I've done this successfully before. I would count... Read more
Playing the Numbers
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      4 comments

First thing this morning I made the decision to NOT go to Step class, because I knew the regular instructor had been away on holiday and I couldn't be sure he would be the one teaching the class. So I got to the gym an hour earlier than I w... Read more
And So It Begins (Christmas, I Mean)
Monday, November 25, 2013      7 comments

So yesterday I made my amazing find at Home Depot, which is that they are still stocking brand new versions of my Christmas-themed solar pathway lights. The penguin photo from my profile and from yesterday's blog post is two years old. That... Read more
The Great Gazelle
Sunday, November 24, 2013      4 comments

Well, after checking online I was quite certain I was never going to find the pathway stakes I was looking for. But I was all set to look for something similar, so DH and I headed to Home Depot today. We had already seen something on Canadian Ti... Read more

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