The Breast Blog

March 2005 - Posts

Juli Gillard, from Nova Scotia, sent in a photo contest submission of her breast as a contour map that she called "The Mountain". Both different from the other submissions and interesting. I asked Gareth, my incredibily clever designer, to find a place Read More...
Posted on March 31,2005

I sent songwriter Carole King some Breast of Canada calendars yesterday with a short note on a beautiful card telling her that I have been listening to her album, Tapestry again after 35 years. Later in the evening, I got together with a bunch of Read More...
Posted on March 30,2005

I drink lots of water everyday. From my research, I've concluded that drinking plenty of good water is a huge boost to my health. Keeps my whole system clean and all those juicy organs lubricated. When I leave the house for a walk, I fill a bottle for Read More...
Posted on March 29,2005

On the weekend I found myself sitting silently at my family dinner table of 13 while nephews, nieces, brother and in-laws duked it out with typical snide remarks and back handed comments all fashioned as jokes. Jokes that to me, always seem potentially Read More...
Posted on March 28,2005

My five year old Great-nephew, Matthew wears orange and likes to collect treasures; rocks and sticks. I wear orange and have been collecting rocks and sticks all my life. Yesterday, the two of us walked down the road where his gramma and grandpa live, Read More...
Posted on March 27,2005

World Theatre Day is tomorrow. Pretend all the world is a stage and play a role that dishes out kindness to yourself and everyone around you. SR 0 comments Read More...
Posted on March 26,2005

The Easter bunny is a girl. And, chocolate is good for your health. SR 0 comments Read More...
Posted on March 25,2005

Seven seasoned organizers showed up for the second meeting of the proposed new fund raising event for Guelph. All in good spirits. All able to share a laugh. This is a very good start. I learned: someone typically dies during a race; a pace bunny is a Read More...
Posted on March 24,2005

A few year's ago, I swore off name brand toothpastes. My main reason; I hated the flip tops. After a few squeezes of the old tube, the spout and cap seemed to get bunged up resulting in crusty toothpaste. How I hated getting one of those lumps in my Read More...
Posted on March 23,2005

Today is my mother's birthday....number 92. I sang Edna well wishes and hoped heaven was serving cake. SR 0 comments Read More...
Posted on March 22,2005

Eve Ensler, playwright and author (Vagina Monologues) has released a new book and play titled The Good Body. Very succinctly, The Good Body is the story of Eve's relationship with her stomach, the body part destine to take the brunt of Eve's self hatred. Read More...
Posted on March 21,2005

I had lunch with Ewen's mom Emma yesterday. After 22 months of breast feeding, Ewen is being weaned. 'Bubba', as Ewen calls it, is now reserved for pre-bedtime or naps. Suddenly, Ewen is reporting more fatigue and an increased willingness to lay down Read More...
Posted on March 20,2005

I've been writing the final bits and pieces of the 2006 Breast of Canada Calendar this week. Details, lots of niggly details to work out. When I set up at a public trade show and staff my booth, I watch people's shopping habits. Even though I place a Read More...
Posted on March 19,2005

So here's the thing. I'm having a flashback I have been listening to my Carole King Tapestry ALBUM....round, flat, black, hole in the middle.... on my RECORD PLAYER....or rather STEREO CONSOLE, previously owned by my friend Ian's parents Jeanne and Read More...
Posted on March 18,2005

Gary fell down on the highway, in front of us, or rather in front of the car. We had time to stop. Gary panicked; could not get up. Katie blocked traffic on the busy, main artery. I quickly react, assist. "It's okay," I assure calmly. "I will help you." Read More...
Posted on March 17,2005

Q: What kind of bee's make milk? (you'll have to keep reading for the A of the Q) Biggest buzz of the day so far....my neighbour, friend, calendar designer and excellent cartoonist, Gareth Lind got his WHAM BAM THANK YOU MADAM, letter to the Ed published Read More...
Posted on March 16,2005

I'm having lunch with Julia and Anne today. Julie is a runner and the coordinator of the Breast of Canada Team for the Run, Walk and Roll for Cancer Prevention Race that takes place in Ottawa and this year London, both in May. Anne is one of my models Read More...
Posted on March 15,2005

The Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) offer a source of health information that I find very real, in my best interests and easy to understand. They are not funded by any pharmaceutical companies. I use them as a resource for the information I Read More...
Posted on March 14,2005

The beat was catchy and the voices were great. But the lyrics sucked. "There ain't nothin' sadder than a woman who's in love with herself." I quickly turned off the radio and rewrote the words. " There ain't nothin finer than a woman who's in love with Read More...
Posted on March 13,2005

Today's Globe and Mail offers the following grease for your wheels. Focus Section Canada's Food Guide is getting updated. I believed CFG was as sacred as motherhood. Wrong oh Missy. Find out how industry and lobby groups influence what Health Canada Read More...
Posted on March 12,2005

As It Happens, CBC Radio's early evening program, did a segment on CNN's coverage of the Michael Jackson trial last night. It wasn't really the trial, but rather the drama that was generated by the fact that Michael was late for his 8:30 am court date . Read More...
Posted on March 11,2005

I was a guest presenter at the U of Guelph, Wellness Centre's breast health awareness meeting yesterday afternoon. It's an annual gig for me and one that I enjoy immensely. A part of me still feels as young and fresh as the students that I'm talking too. Read More...
Posted on March 10,2005

I love saying the word Saskatchewan. The syllables make my mouth move like a child's elastic jumpsy rope. Several year's ago, I attended a Performing Arts Conference in Battleford Saskatchewan...a town tucked up in the northern half of the province, Read More...
Posted on March 9,2005

Let the Bells Ring and the Banners....damn....I never remember what the banners are suppose to do...Roll maybe??....whatever...banners, do what you're suppose to do.....and let me say with glee, "good news boys and girls! Phase one of the get the Read More...
Posted on March 8,2005

International Women's Day - March 8, 2005 Message from the United Nations Secretary-General on International Women's Day This year marks a milestone in the movement for gender equality and the advancement of women -- the ten-year review of the Beijing Read More...
Posted on March 8,2005

Friday night, I was a special guest at a lavish International Women's Day dinner, held in a fancy banquet hall in Guelph. Net proceeds from the event were being directed to the Breast of Canada Calendar. From the minute I walked in the room, I was quite Read More...
Posted on March 7,2005

I try to use a fairly wide bandwidth in my thinking. I find the wider my viewpoint, the easier my life goes. I don't bump up against as many walls simply because I don't see the walls as problems. Mostly this approach works in my favour. But it does set Read More...
Posted on March 6,2005

Happy (almost) International Women's Day. In case you did not catch this titillating news in our local press, (Guelph) and you want to celebrate women, art and the colour PINK, do mark these dates on your calendar. The Tickled Pink art show of small Read More...
Posted on March 5,2005

Biz Stone, author of "Who Let The Blogs Out? " makes staying awake reading, late into the night, easier than falling off a log. In fact, when I finally shut off the light, my mind raced on, creating Blogs for pretty much every aspect of my life. Seems I Read More...
Posted on March 4,2005

Somewhere back in the mid 80's, I was traveling around Europe, with a Vitamin B pee coloured back pack and a multi-month EuroRail Train pass. I also had the detailed European touring itinerary of the band, Chris DeBurgh. Prior to leaving Canada on my Read More...
Posted on March 3,2005

According to my friend Sue Smith, who is a very smart, sharp little cookie, today is International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's Day, so please send a message to someone you think fits this description. The Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman Read More...
Posted on March 2,2005

Now here's a great home business start-up idea. A grow operation for breast implants. I can see it now....different sized breasts sprouting up in....let's see....maybe the bathroom. Wouldn't have to be the basement closet or attic thanks to the legality Read More...
Posted on March 1,2005
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