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Hot Lemon and Honey

Hot Lemon and Honey
As you probably heard from my whining, our entire crew fell sick at one point or another during our trip to Florida. Not a single person was exempt and there was not a single day when someone didn’t stay in bed (or on the couch) because they were too sick to come out and play. I was the last to be struck down, with my sniffles and fever [...]

Snowed in, in Florida (sort of)

Snowed in, in Florida (sort of)
It’s cold, snowy and nasty in Toronto. The Polar Vortex has taken hold and made lives miserable, and created the Canada everyone thinks we live in all year round. Or so I hear. I’m sitting in Florida on a couch surrounded by dogs, sniffling and whining about still being sick. One of the two of our crew who’ve actually made [...]

Don’t Piss Off The Wasps

Don’t Piss Off The Wasps
Living in peaceful cohabitation with wasps is all fine and good until you sit down on your deck for your morning coffee and lean on one. Then things get real.  Benadryl real. Wasps and I have had a peaceful co-existence. We’ve even had a nice symbioses at times.  In Grade 4 when I went outside for recess in late spring,  I’d be surrounded by [...]

Booty Camp: Jannah Pwns The Knees

Booty Camp: Jannah Pwns The Knees
Going back to Booty Camp  was a hobble.  Week 1 had left me searching for my knee braces, limping and taking the stairs two feet at a time, very, very, very slowly.  The thought of returning for squats, jogging and deep knee bends made me kind of quesy. But I went. Sports bra, clean sneakers and all. I took it slow, low and not bouncy.   Jann [...]

Booty Camp: Round 2 Jannah Pwns The K...

Booty Camp: Round 2 Jannah Pwns The Knees
Going back to Booty Camp was a hobble. Week 1 had left me searching for my knee braces just to walk across the living room. I was in pain, limping and taking the stairs two feet at a time, very, very, very slowly. So Tuesday morning as I was packing up my gear for that night’s class, even the thought of squats and jogging and deep knee bends [...]

Do Not Wait!

Do Not Wait!
I am fine, it was an ocular migraine! [edit - actually a Retinal Migraine.] That is a very important first sentence because yesterday I went to the Mount Sinai Emergency with one of the 5 signs of a stroke – vision problems. All of a sudden, while I was in a cab I could not see.  More accurately I could see, but what I saw looked like chaos – [...]

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday
Oh how I’d love to be in the kitchen kneading the dough for Hot Cross Buns. Or re-making the tart shells for the lemon tarts I have planned for tonight’s dessert but got a little overcooked because I’m sick and got distracted. Instead I’ve been relegated to bed. Again. I’m kind of tired of this being sick thing [...]

"Too Late" She Cried, And W...

"Too Late" She Cried, And Waved Aloft Her Wooden Leg.
As I exited College Park, I saw there was a woman behind me in a wheelchair, so I held the door. She came straight at me. “I was going to hold the door for you,” she said. “You are limping. Did you go to the doctor yet?” “Yes, I’m just coming from him”, I replied, thinking how kind (yet slightly invas [...]

We Ain’t Got Rhythm

We Ain’t Got Rhythm
Well this won’t be news to anyone stalking me on facebook & flickr as well as reading this blog, but on Sunday night I went to St.Mike’s to participate in a Sleep Study. What instigated this wired-night was a fairly recent diagnosis of Arrhythmia for both my parents, and thus the subject of the post. Mom’s arrhythmia is [...]

Be Healthy. Go To Sleep!

Be Healthy. Go To Sleep!
Two of my favourite men in the world got poked and prodded by doctors this week, so I think it’s a good time to remind everyone of the health and healing benefits  of quality naps, deep sleep and general lazing about. “Part of sleep’s effect lies in hormones. During deep sleep, the production of growth hormone is at its pea [...]

Be Healthy. Go To Sleep!

Be Healthy. Go To Sleep!
Two of my favourite men in the world got poked and prodded by doctors this week, so I think it’s a good time to remind everyone of the health and healing benefits  of quality naps, deep sleep and general lazing about. “Part of sleep’s effect lies in hormones. During deep sleep, the production of growth hormone [...]

Little Blue Pill, Baby I Love You

Little Blue Pill, Baby I Love You
Ever had one of those weeks.months.years where you seem to get knocked off your feet every time things seem to be going well? It’s been one of those weeks.months.years for me. The culprit this time? Some bug that Ger brought home from the office. He’s been knocked out by it since last Tuesday and taking shots of cough medicine lik [...]

Red Dots Again

Red Dots Again
Well.. I’m covered in red dots again. While my dots aren’t the size of those in the photo, I’ve got that manikin beat in terms of quantity. No more amoxicillin for me. The T3s are working great though… what day is it again? photo credit: Andrew Russeth

Heading Home.

Heading Home.
Sunset over the tip of Long Island the night I crossed to the island.  Viewed from the boat. A number of people have asked why I headed to the island in November. So… on Thursday Nov 25th my father had a “massive heart attack” in the midst of gale force winds. (Keep reading by clicking below – or skip to …. Dece [...]

Day 17 – Allergies running amok

Day 17 – Allergies running amok
Allergies… argh… thank god for Gorge Tea (Traditional Medicinals Throat Tea)… I drank about 6 pots of the stuff while curled up by the fire today. Holding out my little cup to my daddy and looking pathetic. It tastes like BBQ Pork and works beautifully. However it wasn’t able to make my voice more melodic… singi [...]

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