Errands & Projects
Dave had the day off from work yesterday and so he accompanied me on a trip to the Office Store. The reason for the trip was to buy computer ink and to drop off approximately 100 photos to be colour-copied.
The photos I plan to use as pa... Read more
When I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up to be a house-wife. Then, by the time I grew up, it seemed the job position didn't exist anymore, at least as a full-time career... Read more
Back In The Fold
It felt good to return to Weight-Watchers, last eve.,
There were lots of faces, familiar and new. As usual, the meeting was great, in large part due to our enthusiast... Read more
On Sunday, we had a most enjoyable brunch at The Mandarin. The Mandarin has a provincial chain of buffet-style restaurants and they are top-notch, in my opinion.
I was ... Read more
A most wonderful time
James and Kira arrived yesterday afternoon.
It was so good to see them. They looked great and seemed well & happy.
Steve and James & Kira hadn't seen each other for a while so it was a nice reunion.
Dave had to work through yesterd... Read more
Christmas with family
My eldest son arrived this afternoon and we've had a wonderful visit, thus far. He is such a nice man. At 32 he's finishing up his second of two degrees. He looks well and seems to be enjoying school, work and life.
Tomorrow, my youngest... Read more
New Year's Resolutions
My overall goal for 2009
is to lose one pound per week.
1 Eat a salad everyday
2 Use the elliptical machine everyday
3 Mall-walk on Wednesdays
4 Stay within calorie/points allotment everyday
5 Earlier bed-time, earlier to ri... Read more
Dave and I exchanged gifts on Christmas eve., He loved his gift of (two) shirts & ties and cuff-links and I loved my gift of extra-strength opera glasses, candles and specialty chocolate. It was nice to spend the evening together; we had some ... Read more
A Renewed Commitment to Weight Loss
In spite of working hard to lose weight, I've gained steadily over this past year at a rate of one pound per week. This, owing to side-effects of the steroid medication I use to treat emphysema.
The extra weight is uncomfortable (to say ... Read more
I've never been one to do a lot of Christmas baking. I don't need the calories and, given the plethora of home-baked goodies this time of year, I don't feel the need to add to the mix.
My mom, though, used to bake up a storm; pies, tarts,... Read more
As an ongoing reward for quitting smoking (several years ago) and as an incentive to remain quit, I enjoy twice monthly manicures. I love getting manicures and the way my nails always look so pretty. I don't often get pedicures but when I do i... Read more
Last eve. Dave and I wrapped Christmas gifts.
After twenty Christmas's together, we've perfected this annual task and are able to do it quickly, efficiently and with joy.
We use the bed as a work area and, to begin, we lay out all th... Read more
I love to read
Living with chronic illness has taught me that a pre-emptive rest is the best way to ensure I'll feel well and able to enjoy special occasions. So, as much as I'd love to be out and about, I've spent this week at home, resting, playing with m... Read more
Good friends, A favourite scent
Last eve. while taking a shower, I discovered I was out of shampoo. Rather than leave my hair unwashed, I used a wee bit of the special body wash that was an early Christmas gift from my friend, Cristina.
Yves Rocher Lilac products ar... Read more
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My friend Cristina and I recently got together with two of our friends from Weight-Watchers. We met in the food-court of a favourite mall and shared a long & enjoyable coffee break.
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