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  1. Check her resting heart rate. If it is high, I would be pushing.
  2. Ok, I know it's not funny but that made me actually LOL.
  3. This is a family favourite. We eat a lot of game meat. I would encourage a child's interest for sure, but agree that Christmas dinner is maybe putting a lot of pressure on, if your family is not used to game. What about Christmas Eve, Boxing Day or as a side dish? Game Pie 2 lb stewing meat, coarsely diced 1 med onion, chopped 1-4 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp oil 2 c. water 2 Tbsp Worcestershire 1 tsp each Marjoram, Thyme, Celery seed 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 Bay leaf 1 lb diced potatoes 1-3 diced carrots 2 Tbsp flour 1/2 c. peas Two-crust Pie Shell Saut
  4. Someone I grew up with wrote one for 2020, Back to Christmas, that I've been listening to a lot lately. Captures that nostalgia. He's got a nice set here: https://ryanmcallistermusic.bandcamp.com/album/back-to-christmas
  5. People in our local communities *were* planning these sorts of things. Our PHO shut down all seasonal activities, including outdoor venues. The only exceptions are food related: farmers' markets (but nothing crafty just food) and a couple local groups can still prepare free Christmas dinners for pick up/delivery. It's a little head scratching, particularly for those of us who live in less densely populated areas. And I too feel the need to apologize for adding a note of negativity. I hate to amplify it when positivity is already difficult. It seems ungrateful. It's not like decision-making a
  6. My hair looks better if I only wash it 2-3 times a week. I shower with it in a bun, and use dry shampoo as needed in between washes.
  7. I remember that. I hadn't heard the rest of the story. That is just horrible!
  8. I'm starting to think that, as with puberty and pregnancy, mid-life hormones can be more disruptive than anticipated. The severity of the disruption may call for short-term chemical assistance, may answer to other changes, or may just be endured. It's hard to know with no firm end-date in sight.
  9. I recently gave up on The Master and Margarita, but you guys are inspiring me. I searched Spotify podcasts and found a few on that novel, so perhaps with some help I may try that again this winter.
  10. I hear what you are saying about "Accept". I like "Flow" or "Adapt" better. Maybe "Maneuver"? It infers some agency even as you are caught in the uncontrollable current.
  11. Stoic philosophy has been on my radar for a bit. Man's burden in life, at least sometimes, is to suffer. And the idea of purpose can be joy in the good times, but can also be something that makes the suffering meaningful. So letting the dog out to pee, providing shelter for your child's friend, doing the work to heal your body, going to work to pay down debt... these can be the things that drag you out of bed in the hard times, propelling you along until life moves into a less painful phase. At least that's the premise as I understand it.
  12. Would it add more meaning if you were on the board of a charity, helping to decide where donations might do the most good? You could also apply thought to making a targeted difference?
  13. Volunteer work. Trying to make life better for people in our community. Killing time until I have grandkids... jk.... maybe
  14. If there is a community facebook group in that area, that might be a good place to ask.
  15. So this would be Bell satellite? Or do you have cell service and can get a smart hub? We have the smart hub and Roku works great with that. I've heard satellite is supposed to be faster now, but I would need some convincing that it could reliably stream before going that route again.
  16. Trails have been wet and slippery lately, so mostly dog walks with the odd run on a nice day, which feels really great after the longer breaks. Got some snowshoes for my birthday! I messaged a couple of friends, one was not keen on it but suggested x-country skiing. We have a friend who sets a trail in her hayfield. The other one is interested in snowshoeing and had already been thinking about getting a pair for Christmas. She also lives where there are x-country trails set in the winter so she'll see if she has a pair hiding in their barn. I just took the last of the kids' hockey stuff to
  17. If it wasn't just an oversight (it can be a challenge to keep numbers down), and your dh had planned to go I would be tempted to go along and visit family while he attends the event. Win-win.
  18. Actually yes, players are being asked to show up dressed and use the dressings rooms, a few at a time, to lace on their skates only. It's gotta be a challenge if you live far from the rink, I'm not sure if I had young kids again whether I could pull it off. (No siblings allowed either, which would have been a deal breaker way back when.)
  19. Just a thought, maybe check in to how your organization is doing hockey. Here, there is no contact, no face offs, no away games - it's essentially modified practices and house games. Major limits on numbers and spacing for dressing rooms, lobby, bleachers, even how many on the ice and on the benches. But yeah, recirculated indoor air does seem like no.
  20. Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque 1/4 c. butter 1/2 c. coarsely chopped onion 1 Tbsp. minced garlic 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped 4 c. Butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped 4 c. chicken stock 1/4 tsp. turmeric 1/8 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. sea salt 1/8 ground white pepper I think the last time I made this I omitted the brown sugar and added a few potatoes to bulk it up.
  21. I love paprika. Smoked paprika is distinctive, but I could see a little bit rounding out those flavours. The Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque recipe I've used calls for garlic, turmeric, ginger, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
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