Category Archives: Health

Head and Shoulders, Knees and…Elbows?

Dear Vi, I hate to be a complainer, but I just have to tell you: Too much hand quilting, knitting, typing, and gripping heavy weights at the gym have given me tennis elbow in both arms and caused the arthritis … Continue reading

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Green…and the Garland pose

Hello! I’m late with my letter today – did you think I forgot you? Spring is here in my area of the world. No doubt about it. The car is covered in pollen and I am stuffed up with hay … Continue reading

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A letter to you, my friend, and an asana for the letter A

Good morning! I wasn’t going to do it. Right up until supper time yesterday, I wasn’t going to do it. But then…I changed my mind. Snap! Just like that. I’m participating in the 2016 Blogging from A to Z in … Continue reading

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Steel cut oats in the crock pot for breakfast

Just a few minutes ago, I opened the fridge and took out a container of left over, steel-cut oatmeal.  I’d made a batch the other day; it is my favourite dead-of-winter breakfast. Stomach grumbling, I spooned out a congealed glop, … Continue reading

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Enter the MOOC: free online education

“You can go downtown,” I used to say to my son, “but you can’t just hang. You have to have something to do.” I abhorred the thought of my kid just hanging around Main Street, looking bored.  I’ve felt sort … Continue reading

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The Best Ever Oatmeal: a crock pot breakfast

I love oatmeal for breakfast. But not just any oatmeal…I love steel cut oats cooked overnight in my crock pot. Everybody seems to call these by a different name. I call them steel-cut oats. I’ve also heard them called Irish … Continue reading

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