Fair Weather Driver

Today's feature image is of our first snowfall in the Valley (there's been lots in the mountains already).  Driving in the first snowfall is always interesting. Many people have waited just a wee bit too long to get their snow tires. Not me. My husband took care of that little detail a couple of weeks …

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It never ends………

It’s incredibly easy to put on weight as you get older and increasingly difficult to lose it.  Those little treats here and there start to add up to ounces and pounds,usually appearing exactly where you don’t want them. The women in my family used to joke that they have to give up eating completely to …

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Back in my Mountain Paradise

I’ve been gone about two weeks and now I’m back in my little mountain town. Yesterday woke up to a beautiful orange and red sunrise as viewed from my east facing bed. Now I sit in my great room thinking about the days ahead this week.   There is frost on the glass of my deck’s …

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Moxie Anyone?

I have moxie Do you? My grade 11& 12 typing teacher Mrs Flegg was a very interesting woman and now that I reflect on it, she was much more than met our very inexperienced eyes. I know now that those charming suits with the short frayed jackets were probably Chanel or at least a really …

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What’s Your Favourite Thing To Do?

I'm inspired this morning to talk about hobbies on this Canadian Thanksgiving morning.  Many people celebrate this holiday in Canada with friends, family and dinner on Sunday night.  We are celebrating tonight, Monday. I will be preparing a prime rib roast with carrots, Yorkshire puddings ( store bought but no less delicious for it) potatoes …

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Feeling Good and stealing frozen pork

Yesterday, a local said to me  while at the gym "This must be the the best you've ever felt in your life?"  I said "no, I've definitely felt better".  She looked disappointed.  Her point obviously was since she sees me at the gym several times a week, I must feel great and then made the …

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SSTealth – Slow, Thoughtful & Silent walking

I'm "sstalking", trying to correct a bad habit I've developed while learning to walk again .  It started with my first AFO (ankle foot orthotic) - I guess I was just so anxious to get on my feet again, that I didn't pay good attention to  a bad habit I was developing (and neither did …

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Freedom? It feels like it

I've been waiting for this day.  Maybe you have too, and you just didn't know it.  As you know I've been seeking a garment, a technique or a tool to help me with the one item that still confounded my independence. Eureka!! I actually "found" it a few months ago but thought I had purchased …

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Learning to Fly

Sunday morning. I Think I’ll listen to Linda Rhonstadt’s radio station on Spotify. It’s perfect for a rainy Sunday morning in the mountains. All my favourites. Carole King, James Taylor, Don Henley and wait is that Crystal Gayle?? I’m planning a trip to Toronto in June so I have a few things to do to …

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Finding Equilibrium

Today is so very beautiful.  Sarah is off to a fancy party in YYC this weekend but there is always time for a walk on a day like today.  Last Fall I circumnavigated Maiden Lake in 55 minutes Today it took just 30 minutes including walking down and up stairs to/from the path) and we …

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