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A Magical Halloween
Friday, October 30, 2009      5 comments

I had a bad day, yesterday. An unguarded moment of sadness and grief gave rise to anger and was quickly followed by a torrent of harsh and painful memories of circumstances and events that have caused me undue pain and hardship over the years. ... Read more
An evening at the mall
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday, I went with friends to see the newly opened section of one of our local malls. The already-huge mall now houses an additional 40 stores and a modern art-deco style food court. We didn't have time to see everything but two stor... Read more
A good day
Monday, October 26, 2009      5 comments

I had such a nice day of shopping & dinner out with friends yesterday. To begin the day, Cristina and I went to the Giant Tiger where I was fortunate to find an inexpensive shower-curtain & matching bath towel towel as well as dark blue cu... Read more
A Weekend At Home
Friday, October 23, 2009      3 comments

It was my intent to travel up north today to spend the weekend with my son and his partner, However, I woke with a worse-than-usual back ache and so I decided not to make matters worse by travelling. ... Read more
Just Sitting Here, Resting
Monday, October 19, 2009      4 comments

I used to be an active woman; at one point I earned my living as a fitness leader, played tennis regularly and loved to dance. With the onset of severe fibromyalgia and arthritis, the perimeters of my ability have changed, yet - up until... Read more
Warm Clothes
Friday, October 16, 2009      3 comments

No matter how well I think I know what clothes I own, the yearly ritual of packing away my warm-weather clothing and taking my autumn/winter clothing out of storage always holds some pleasant surprises. I inevitably re-discover favourite piece... Read more
A Second Look
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday, my sister and I went back to the apartment to measure for curtains, count telephone jacks & electrical outlets and get a sense of what furniture to bring with us. Our second look confirmed our first impression; that the apartment was ... Read more
Thanksgiving with Cristina
Monday, October 12, 2009      3 comments

It's been a long time since I've celebrated Thanksgiving in the traditional sense (getting together with extended family to eat turkey with all the trimmings) but I consider it an important occasion and each Thanksgiving I take time to reflect ... Read more
Soul Collage Card: Transcending Fear
Sunday, October 11, 2009      2 comments

Date: October 10, 2009 Card Name: Transcending Fear Core meaning or energy: Working Through Fearful Situations Who are you and what do you have t... Read more
Project Realignment
Saturday, October 10, 2009      6 comments

Trouble creates a capacity to handle it....meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. Oliver Wendell Holmes The above quote came to me through the Word of the Day (available through www.gr... Read more
Friday, October 09, 2009      3 comments

Prior to our breaking up, Dave and I had purchased a set of three off-Broadway musicals, the first of which was scheduled for Wednesday evening. I had suggested that I attend with a girl-friend instead of our going together but Dave said he'd l... Read more
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      6 comments

Thank-you dear friends for sharing in this experience with me. I heard from the building manager last eve., and our rental application was approved! The news came wit... Read more
Pins and Needles
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      6 comments

I'm on Pins & Needles waiting to hear back if our rental application was approved. After a lengthy application process on Friday, the building manager told us we were ... Read more
Emotional Eating
Friday, October 02, 2009      4 comments

Our topic for discussion at Weight-Watchers this week was emotional eating, in particular eating as a response to stress. The group brainstormed alternative behaviours and had a very good discussion. However, even with all this information fre... Read more
Staying the Same
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday's weigh-in showed that I 'stayed the same' this week. Staying the same is a victory of sorts, at least it's better than gaining weight, I tell myself. It's good practice for that day in the future when my work will be to maintain my ... Read more

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