Monday Morning Musings

Posted on September 7, 2015 under Monday Morning Musings with 2 comments


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It was “back to school “last week and I decided that this was a good time to further my education. I enrolled in a nutrition/fitness program. There are not many people I know who don’t struggle in some way with unhealthy eating habits and who are not as active as they should be. I promise I won’t go preachy on you here but as we get older, our health quickly becomes our number one priority.

You are well aware of the expression, “ you are what you eat.” This is not so good if you eat too much bread and supplement your diet with muffins, fries and sweets. I am re-learning how to eat properly. Back in my marathoning days, I could get away with eating almost anything , when I was burning calories as fast as I could consume them. If you are interested in learning more about the program, send me an e-mail ( ) and I’ll put you in touch with my coach, who just happens to be my daughter, Margaret!

I know it’s a long weekend and you have much better things to do than read my material but just in case you missed it, I published a story on Saturday that is one of my favorites. It’s a true story about a couple who have to go to Halifax to get their car serviced. The routine maintenance is anything but routine. The story involves construction tie ups, epic heat and humidity, frayed nerves and a trip to several malls…. to find an adult coloring book! If you missed it, go back and check it out. It’s called “ Be Mindful.”

So, are you heading down to Inverness next weekend to “Chase the Ace?” The size of these jackpots is quite astonishing. I was reading a piece in last week’s herald about this phenomenon and they were interviewing the folks who got the craze going in earnest in this part of the world down in Havre Boucher. One of the organizers mentioned that overflow crowds were being directed to an adjacent funeral home. He said that the event was quite an “undertaking.” ( Pause for groan ).

I have been taking some good natured ribbing about the picture I posted last week of me playing the harp. When I retired, I wanted to try something new. I think it’s good to try new things throughout one’s life. It’s so easy to fall into ruts so shaking things up from time to time, isn’t such a bad thing. Someone wondered if I was trying to get an inside track to heaven. It’s going to take a lot more than playing a harp!

Are you fascinated by crows? I was at the hospital last week and noticed that they cut down all the pine trees right at the front entrance to the building. They looked perfectly healthy ( which they were ) but apparently they have been having an awful time with crows who congregate there on a regular basis. They have become a nuisance and have been attacking patients and staff when they see food. I knew that crows were amongst the smartest birds so I did a little research and wrote a story called “ Nothing to Crow About.” It will be published soon here and in the Cape Breton Star.

The first person who can tell me what a collection of crows is called will win a Week45 baseball cap.

Hope you have an awesome Labour Day.

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