The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

Who Are You?

Veggie warning for the beet-phobic among the readership. I don’t know who I am anymore. Once upon a time, I didn’t need a grocery list. I was a whiz in the kitchen. I’d whip up a batch of, oh, I don’t know – let’s say chocolate beet brownies – or lasagna – maybe both in the same afternoon – after a day of weeding in the yard and hanging laundry on […]

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Nice Things

Walk with me. I need to share something that has been bugging me. First stop, the bedroom window: Now, let’s see what’s on the other side of the screen, shall we? At the risk of being too cryptic, my theme today is damage, willful or otherwise. Of course the kittens aren’t intentionally wrecking the screen. The caterpillars and the wild canaries are enjoying a hearty meal, nothing more, and we […]

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I’m Married to Sheldon Cooper

Dew is heavy this morning. If the temperature had dropped to near zero as was forecast, a killing frost would have clobbered the garden. I’m happy inside where it’s warm and not out rock collecting with the guys. It’s good to have the house to myself for a change. We’ve had a busier than usual week. Besides wrapping up the Tweedsmuir project which required daily trips to the museum, and […]

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The Other Day, I Met a Bear

  The other day, I met a bear, In a manner of speaking. He was out. I was in, standing at the kitchen window. A great big bear, It has been drawn to my attention that I exaggerate. It was a cub. A well-fed, maybe two-feet-at-the-shoulder cub. A way out there. He was out. I was in, etc., etc. By this time, my exclamations of bear!Bear!BEAR! have drawn the notice […]

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Disarming Excuses

Hi. How are you? I’m fine, thanks for asking. Yeah, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I even missed the August installment of “Changing Seasons.” My bad. Oh, I dunno… this and that. Well, the library, for one – I’m learning how to use the new scanner to digitize the collection of negatives, slides, and photos. Nothing like a learning curve to keep the brain engaged. And to keep the […]

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Fox

Back in July I wrote about the lessons I learned from a Reiki practitioner regarding power animals, or totems. To explain, the teacher said to pay attention to the little voices, to the signs, to the elements that repeat. For example, you might hear several references to “fox.” In images, in real life, the name of a radio station, foxy lady, that sort of thing. If there is a lesson, […]

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Milestones and Other Weighty Matters

The bullet list to follow is shamelessly cut-and-pasted from Yoni Freedhoff’s site. He is an Ottawa-based MD, professor, and blogger.  I learned about his blog via my go-to nutritionist, Monica Reinagel. She wrote: He’s also the author of a terrific book called The Diet Fix, which aims to help people stop dieting and start on a path to sustainable weight loss. and he blogs at weightymatters.ca. If you don’t already follow […]

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