Autumn.. the year's last, loveliest smile.William C. Bryant
I'm nostalgic for these beautiful, sunny days of fall/autumn in Vancouver, Canada.
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Autumn.. the year's last, loveliest smile.William C. Bryant
Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky.Jerzy Kosinski
|It was a rainy day today though not as wet as it could have been :-)|
The greatest wealth is health. ~Virgil
|I was fortunate to find this on Craigslist without waiting too long. I think I got a good deal and it was one of the nicest ones on offer. The young man I bought it from even delivered as he lived in my neighbourhood. I suspect his wife was happy to get rid of it and he doesn't need it anymore so we are all happy.|
|It even has a fan (see the top) as well as the usual time, distance and work out programs.|
The electrical current is applied to the affected area using four electrodes. In some situations, the Therapist may choose to include a massaging suction effect to the electrodes. The four electrodes deliver two currents into the tissues. Where the two currents meet, they actually 'interfere' with each other hence the name 'interferential.' These interfering currents allow the delivery of a relatively high stimulus to the underlying tissues in a comfortable manner.I've had 3 complete sessions with the physiotherapist. My knees though still weak and sore, are much better than they were a week ago. I have another two appointments booked. Hopefully after that I can improve and maintain myself with the stretching and strengthening exercises and the stationary bike regime. It has been rather busy of late with the various medical and dental appointments amongst all the other necessary things one has to do in life.
During treatment the patient will feel a tingling or 'pins and needles' sensation and often also muscular contractions. This sensation may continue for a brief period following treatment as well.
The electrical stimulation of the patient’s tissues results in a number of physiological effects that have therapeutic value such as reducing pain by blocking the transmission of the pain signals (pain gate mechanism) or by stimulating the release of pain reducing endorphins, reducing swelling, improving circulation, and muscle relaxation. (http://www.mkburnabyphysio.com)
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Sunset over English Bay, Vancouver, Canada, Summer 2009|
Don't get fancy. Have you cooked an apple pie? You don't know what you did wrong? Do this: Take two or three apples. Put them on a table. Study them.Paul Prudhomme
|It was delicious.|
In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
As you worship plantain, remember to worship banana as well.Ghanaian Proverb
Matoke (or Matooke) refer to the plantain or plantain banana in Uganda, where plantains are a staple crop. In Uganda, plantain bananas are often wrapped in plantain leaves and steamed until tender. This dish can be made with or without the meat.
|All of these books are wonderfully entertaining. Reading them gives me a sense of comfort and joy.|
|I've read the two books on either side of the photo. The book on the left is almost a 1000 pages but I read it much more quickly than the relatively short book on the right. I have started the one in the middle but haven't gotten too far yet.|
|The goodwill is a wonderful place to purchase books. I hate to part with books and it is much easier if I've only paid 25 or 50 cents. I can still give them back to the goodwill after I've finished reading them or give them to a friend who'd like to read them too!|
|I love the texture and absorbency of all these towels and facecloths. Several of these new cloths are in the wash so didn't make it into the photo.|
|I'm loving the colour of these cloths.|
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
|Waiting for sunrise....|
|Mount Paul in Kamloops, BC, with Sun Rivers development in the green space. You can see it is a bit of a foggy autumn day. I think the mountain looks very cool with the low lying cloud but too bad there is the railway development and commercial development in the foreground.|
|This photograph was imported from Flickr. It was originally taken by Flickr user Loozrboy and the original photo can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30624156@N00/4421015797|
|Unagi Don Photo credit: http://www.dineouthere.com|
|Ugali: Photo credit: http://listentolearn.wordpress.com/|
|Greens are sukuma wiki. Photo credit: http://www.dongo.org/kenya-belgium/|
|Chilean miner Mario Sepulveda, celebrating after leaving the rescue capsule during the rescue operation at the San Jose mine near Copiapo. Photograph: Hugo Intante/EPA (Photo from guardian.co.uk)|
|This bird is approximately 10 pounds.|
|Here it looks like a monster bird as pointed out by Lonicera.|
|I made 4 dozen cookies in 3 different sizes. The recipe says you can get 5 dozen cookies from this recipe but I tend to make mine a little larger.|
|Lots of cookies for the freezer!|
|Here everything is marked as to the contents of the bags and the dates of the packing though I hardly think they will last past due date in the freezer.|
|Another view of the goods all laid out for the freezer. I saw the steam was gathering on the bread so I let that out before closing up the bag and popping it in the freezer.|
|My pie crust is a little dark around the edges. I think the problem was I used a very deep plate and it isn't really a pie plate. it exposed too much of the pie dough to the heat. That is my guess but I could be wrong. The big mark in the middle is made by my testing whether the pie was done. Once I cut it you won't see that. I hope the pie crust takes okay. If not to my liking I will have to keep looking for a recipe that works for me.|
Christmas draws ever closer. I hope you are all enjoying the festive season thus far. I am enjoying everything and the pace of activities....