Tag Archives: musing

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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A moment to breath and contemplate…

Sooooooooo the last you heard from me I was planning a series of baking attempts and posts as I was working for an application to the Great Canadian Baking Show…. Then I worked 21 days straight, and even after that … Continue reading

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Another long overdue update

I admit, I’ve been bad about posting regularly this last year. It’s been busy and hectic and whole months slip by unnoticed. I took on a second part time job, because finances. The less said about that the better. The … Continue reading

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Health – Home and Finanacial and Personal

Woah….. six months since I last posted?? How insane is that? Ok, it’s been a busy six months. Getting my feet back under me after the whole health thing in April…. good news is that at my 3 month check … Continue reading

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News, changes, woah….

So, I was diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes last Thursday … 1. this wasn’t particularly a shocking development to either myself or my husband (who was with me) why no surprise? because I’ve been overweight for probably nigh on 40 yrs, … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Paris…..

Depressing thought for this morning…… the attacks in Paris, even amongst moderates I know who are wise and circumspect and know “not all Muslims” see this event as affirmation that we need to keep up the pressure on Syria and … Continue reading

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A quickie…. just to let you know I’m not dead….

Oh my – we’ve been crazy busy, I’ve barely had time to click a few ‘share’ buttons over on Facebook these last few weeks let alone actually write blog posts. Lord knows I owe a few … like how the … 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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In which I ramble on endlessly about many things…

Yes, it’s been two weeks since I sat down and put words into some kind of a cohesive order here. I have about a half a dozen notes here on my desktop about ‘blog posts I should be writing’, or … Continue reading

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A state of The Plan® address..

I know I know.. I already did a ‘Polar Bear Season’ post, and a ‘New Year’s’ post another navel gazing post is just too much! Too bad. Gonna do it anyway. I was trying to explain to someone recently how … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

… And a bright and shiny new year full of promise and possibility awakens, (complete with the first proper big fluffy flakes winter wonderland snowfall of the season). Seems like every year we seem all too glad to kick the … 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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Fingers crossed…

I think the interview this morning went well … but then I’m never *sure* about these things. Despite the familiarity with the questions, I did struggle with at least one key point “Can you give an example of a time … 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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More and more reasons to buy artisan beers…

50% of the world’s beers are brewed by six conglomerates. It just keeps getting more and more homologous. Fortunately, the nice thing about beer becoming more and more, dare I say it, ‘hipster’ is that one can now get craft … 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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Heh… this should be interesting..

I have upped the ante just a smidge in the battle with Facebook and fired a shot across their bow… A formal complaint has been lodged with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada I have requested their intervention … 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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Science.

Trying to break down some complicates science concepts into easily understood and digestible reading using everyday examples and analogies: DNA – they’re building blocks, just like LEGO. A 4 dot square brick is a 4 dot square brick whether you … 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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20 Years the internet.

In April of 1994 I got my first internet account. No I wasn’t the first kid on the block. But the options were pretty limited in those days. You had local Bulletin Boards, which you had to have the actual … 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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