Category Archives: Hardly Working

Diets, Diabetes, and Food Science.

I’ve been overweight most of my life…. I think I was probably 8 yrs old the first time someone mentioned it. My mother blamed it on my father. My eldest son was 8 when he first started getting a bit … Continue reading

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Market Day Post – it’s beginning to look a lot like Yuletide

First wee bit of decorating done, picked up a wonderful fresh evergreen wreath and got it all done up with a few bits and bobs and a wee string of lights….. I’m liking the results. Beautiful evergreen wreaths available from … Continue reading

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Letting someone else do the cooking… and the brewing.

Since we moved to Nova Scotia, James and I haven’t been doing a lot of dining out. We used to go out for dinner quite regularly – as in a weekly date night. However, truth be told it got to … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

One thing I haven’t talked about much here on this blog is cars. Oh I mention them on occasion but never much in depth. One of the things that James and I share, is a fondness for things automotive. Now, … Continue reading

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Mornings with CBC Radio3

heheh…. I *love* this… The David Bowie Paper Doll If that doesn’t float your boat, try a little Freddie Mercury in a Habs Hat But in other news…. I feel old. Looked this morning at the full line up for … Continue reading

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I love clever advertising…

this is brilliant..

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… and

Ooooooooooo and I almost forgot… There’s a shiny new website… Arthcwtch is home, right now it’s the hub of all our various activities, as it grows we’ll add friends and neighbours and interesting things in. (and I’m terribly proud of … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Season the 2014 Edition.

Well life continues on here…. fall has arrived, as usual I’m moody and melancholy, but not in a bad way, just in a grey fall being reflective way. Yep, it’s Polar Bear Season again. Usually major life changes, switches in … Continue reading

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Hurrrmmmmm….

I suspect someone’s internet prank has gotten a little out of hand? At least that’s what it smells like to me. Amaruk Wilderness: Questions raised about company at centre of anti-Christian attack

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An artist and their tools….

Digging out a couple old entries that somehow got saved in ‘Drafts’ but never actually published. This one on ‘stoves’ got saved for wanting to add what some of these much desired items are… Every artist has a thing about … Continue reading

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Thinking about work

Doing the job hunt thing this morning via various online job boards… a weekly/twice weekly thing Every so often I do a troll through my old aviation job haunts – thing is, after 18 months of serious job searching, a … Continue reading

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Guess you’ll be seeing more of me here

So the last couple years my blogging – either here or on my mirror sites at Dreamwidth and Livejournal have been pretty sporadic, and my reading over there almost nil. This was in part thanks to the arrival of Facebook … Continue reading

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Magic

Unless you’ve been living under an internet rock sometime in the last couple weeks you’ve seen this indiegogo campaign to build solar roadways. It took off, it went viral, people are clamouring over it, and as of this morning, it … Continue reading

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Blessed Be Dearest Heart, Blessed Be

There are times when there are things you just can’t talk about I’ve had occasion this week, to watch someone I love face a difficult and and sudden change in their life. They’ve face that change with optimism and dignity … Continue reading

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Rabbit Holes Part Deux….

A couple of weeks about I did a brain dump on some of the stuff that rolls around in my head about the world going to hell in a handbasket, and the mad mad mad world we live in. Today … Continue reading

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Falling down the rabbit holes….

Every so often, being the kinda girl who finds everything fascinating, and always wanting to be well educated on subjects that do catch my interest….. sometimes I fall down these little rabbit holes in the internet. Following warren tunnel after … Continue reading

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Photography …. a beginners course for real beginners.

woah … dude, I did not know that Freeman Patterson was still actively teaching.. One more thing to add to my bucket list – at $2200 for a 7 day workshop including accommodation and meals, it’s a rather reasonable thing … Continue reading

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My dearest….

Today is my darlin’s birthday, oh my, there are a 100, a 100,000 things I could say should say want to say … and I likely won’t say any of them here….. It’s been a tough year for us, lesser … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Season – Episode ?? Or, It’s always an uphill slog…

Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of our arrival here in Arthcwtch. Honestly I expected we’d be further along at this point. We really haven’t gotten much of much done in a year. It’s been a struggle, and harder than … Continue reading

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The only constant is death and taxes

Life is constantly changing and evolving…. little tiny bits every day, and sometimes you get a bigger curve ball thrown at you. Did I think that this is where we’d be a year down the road at this time last … Continue reading

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On a highly unrelated topic…

Most of the time this blog is about our chosen lifestyle – about figuring out rural life, fixing the house, baking the bread, planting the strawberries. But today, rather than talk about lifestyle, I’m going to talk about my life. … Continue reading

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He’s home….

Much craziness the last couple days trying to finish everything before he got back, which I didn’t – but the tomatoes got planted, the kitchen is largely cleaner, coconut cake got made (despite a couple failures at the icing – … Continue reading

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Generating income

The past six+ months since James and I moved here have been kind of .. well a bit of limbo. For two years we’d been so focused on getting the house ready to sell and then getting it sold and … Continue reading

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Week three

After all the work of week two, week three has been a bit slow – both getting some rest, and trying to catch up a few other things. We finally got the desperately needed rain – and thus far 5 … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…..

An opinion piece. I don’t write many opinion pieces – mostly I’ve learned – especially online – to keep my opinions to myself. However, for some reason, my inside voice is showing this week.. I thought maybe I’d continue the … Continue reading

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