Goals: Lets go Shopping

I had a goal remaining from my time at the hospital and that was to go shopping with my friend Lori at Nordstrom in Chinook Centre, Calgary.  This may sound like an easy goal but at the time it was a stretch goal as I was still in a wheelchair and  just learning to walk …

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Mountain views at Dusk

I am so grateful for our amazing house which we purchased within a year of moving to Alberta.  We were looking for a place to bolt to on Friday night after work where we could comfortably stay, play and host friends for the weekend or longer,  So it had to be within a 3 hour …

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I was wrong My dance card is not full – There is always room for another goal if you really want it!

I met with an Occupational Therapist yesterday morning, let's call her Lou.  Great session to discuss  what can be done to further improve my  mobility and get ready for return to driving and all that is involved in tackling and clearing that hurdle.  Remember when I said my dance card was full and I couldn't …

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Like coming home to an old friend

Awesome Mountain Trainer, Sarah mentioned a few weeks ago that a friend of hers felt this way upon returning to our little town from away. And this got me thinking of old friends - not people but the possessions that mark important points in your life and make you feel something - mostly good.  Small …

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Awesome Mountain Pug: A Day in the Life

Roop wakes up in our bed if he didn't get kicked out during the night for bad behaviour.  He sits at the end of the bed and stares at the closed master bathroom door that his male human is behind (we'll just call him Alpha Male or Alpha to keep it simple) Alpha is having …

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It is a beautiful day for another roadtrip!

Friday update. My al fresco walking experiment lasted until lunchtime. It is hard to move around a kitchen, making lunch while watching very carefully where and how you step.  So for safety, I retreated to my bedroom and put on one of my AFO's for the afternoon. On another note, just a quick comment about …

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Weight Loss, Walking, Agility and Aging

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,. But I have promises to keep,. And miles to go before I sleep,. And miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”   Last night I said no to ice cream and that's not a euphemism.  My husband offered to drive down to …

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Embracing Agility in Managing Change

Yesterday was brilliant.  Half price waxing Wednesday went well and was quick and relatively painless.  Massage was awesome, as usual, afavourite part of the week. Today I have two major and many minor tasks to do.  I workout with Marty at 11:00 and have a portfolio review with my investment advisor at 1:00. I've been …

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Lets Focus on Preparing Nutritious and Tasty Meals for awhile

It's a busy day today.  Massage with Karen at 1:00 and Spa 901 Half price waxing Wednesday at 12:00.  I've already spent the first four hours of my morning on miscellaneous tasks like getting ready, downloading files for my accountant, drinking and  re-stocking water into my pretty jug,  getting lunch set-up for later this afternoon …

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You can own the gym but you have to give up chocolate first!

Monday workout with Sarah and  I'm told I can "own the gym" and get some tone in my body from our workouts and it will only require that I work hard AND give up chocolate.  I never used to be a fan of sweets at all but over this long cold winter I've embraced a …

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