Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday December 10, 2008

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about," Luke 2:15

Oops, Wednesday already and Tuesday’s blog not done! Well, I guess that’s the way it’s going to be for the next while. We leave for Montreal next Monday on the first leg to England for January and February. This week is crowded touching base with numerous people and ensuring everything is in order before we leave. Always something else to be done—including this blog! Then again, there’s not much to tell you about the reason for these blogs—the progress or otherwise of my prostate cancer. It’s pretty much on hold until late March after we return from England.

But the progress of the disease—very slow moving—can probably be slowed even more by a careful diet—remember the cottage cheese and flaxseed oil--and exercise. With regard to the former, it’s really not that bad, I find can eat it by the spoonful if necessary! But in regard to exercise, the shepherds had it over us. Wherever they were minding their sheep they had quite a hike into Bethlehem. No cars or bicycles and I doubt any of the sheep would be willing to play donkey! I really don’t have to hike anywhere, and it’s an added chore for the day to take time for walking, particularly in the Canadian winter.

But, of course, Ann as usual has an answer: walk in the university. Built into the side of a coulee, it not only has long corridors, it has many flights of stairs linking the various buildings—a good half-hour workout first thing in the morning. Well, I must say that it gets the blood flowing which should translate into fresh thinking and more interesting writing. You will be the judge of that! Hits on the blogsite show many of you interested in our ramblings, but be prepared for some gaps as we begin our travels.

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