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  • ooooooooooo hunky man that can cook and give a good message! That almost describes my hubby. All he needs is a little more of the hunky part. He's adorable though. I like 'em short and compact! He's 5'7" (I'm 5'3") and is very much on the hulky side. Broad muscular shoulders and a nice firm butt!!! But he's a bit portly around the middle. If he'd ditch the gut he'd be the total package! He's my guy!
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • Originally posted by tomi View Post
      ooooooooooo hunky man that can cook and give a good message! That almost describes my hubby. All he needs is a little more of the hunky part. He's adorable though. I like 'em short and compact! He's 5'7" (I'm 5'3") and is very much on the hulky side. Broad muscular shoulders and a nice firm butt!!! But he's a bit portly around the middle. If he'd ditch the gut he'd be the total package! He's my guy!
      Sounds like you have a great guy !
      Grins .... I'm 5'4", so 5'7" is tall for me LOL ...
      I don't have a guy at this point. Been divorced for a long time, a few long term (2-3 yr) relationships where I thought I had my guy (only to find out that they were doing the "my guy" thing with another woman). A few dates over the past year, but nothing that went beyond coffee or dinner. Seriously considering doing the online dating again, living in a small town doesn't give me very many opportunities to meet anyone. Tried the OkStupid (aka OKCupid) hence the name change ... sigh. Match and eHarmony a few years ago .... neither one yielded a keeper.

      Maybe I need to refine my mental check list on men .....hhhhmmmmnnnnnn......
      Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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      • My belief is that if you are looking, you won't find. Believe in yourself, like who you are, enjoy your own company and one will happen along when you least expect it.

        I am thrilled that between you and Tomi things seem to be heading in the right direction for you. It has been a long time coming!
        Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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        • Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
          My belief is that if you are looking, you won't find. Believe in yourself, like who you are, enjoy your own company and one will happen along when you least expect it.

          I am thrilled that between you and Tomi things seem to be heading in the right direction for you. It has been a long time coming!
          That's my thought as well .... the more I think about doing the online dating thing again, the more I realize I just don't want to deal with all the crazies out there. When I was on one before I had more messages from fake profiles, using the site as a way to scam .... they were easy to spot, along the lines of "blank" my name ... and then the usual stories of being from the UK, but now working in Nigeria, and a sob story of how he lost his wife and children in a car crash/airplane crash/ etc. ..... unbelievable. I was deleting and blocking more than 50% of the time.

          I am super excited about how things are moving along for me and for Tomi. I honestly feel like my gut is finally starting to heal now, just wish that I had known about the fructose malabsorption sooner. It sure could have made my life a lot more comfortable !
          Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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          • Painted all day, remembering to get up and move around, but I am aching now like crazy. Against my better judgement I just took an advil .... not good for my gut I know, but hopefully it will knock out the headache and muscle aches. I took one break, crawled into the recliner at 5 this afternoon with the thought of a quick thirty minute nap to re-energize .... woke up at 7:15 when my son came in.
            Geeesh ....
            I am working to get away from the mindset that I have had for years now about June. It has (in the past) always, always, always been the worst month. No rest, non stop stuff every fracking week and this year is no different. Started out with a mad rush to complete some pieces for a store, set up my display space, price my work .... I've been working on new pieces all week to get in there to sell, and now this week I am designing and building a parade float, making food (including stuff I can't and won't eat !) and a painted birthday cake for the weekend, as well as attending (possibly) my high school reunion & dance on Friday night, the parade on Saturday and the birthday party on Sunday. My Mom reminded me today that the family reunion thing is a week away, and I am the designated one to take her. One family reunion I have to skip completely since it is also this coming weekend. I can't remember ever having a calm, quiet, and uneventful June.
            Grinning .... I do recall one year, tearing June out of my calendar .... sigh, that didn't help.

            Taking language classes two nights a week, participate in a Native women's group 1-2 nights a week, have kids (grown and smaller, some mine, some others) in and out of here all the time .... and I want a fracking vacation. Just a few days, no calls, no drop-ins ... and if my house was cleaned, laundry done, the refinishing of the kitchen cabinets I started (don't even ask how long ago I started that project) and the front gi-normous patio (even longer than the damn cabinets) were miraculously done, then all the better !
            Oh, and the hunky paleo guy cooking for me and waiting patiently to give me a massage .... oh yeah .... guess the advil is working now, since I am ranting and working into the fantasy reality thing. Holy crap

            Tummy not feeling great, the ground meat I had for dinner was too greasy, even though I got the lower fat and drained it well. Took some extra digestive enzymes earlier so hopefully that will help. I have come to the conclusion that I have to quit taking my liquid B complex ... it is giving me heart burn every time I take it now.
            I guess I am getting more and more aware of how I am reacting to things now. Hhhhhmmmmm
            Last edited by Orannhawk; 06-09-2013, 10:43 PM.
            Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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            • Maybe the man of your dreams will be at the high school reunion. Stranger things have happened.
              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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              • ^ yup!

                I had my first bad tummy day since starting the zero carb experiment. I was a little lax on the "cutting to rum" rule and drank 3 nights in a row - th/fr/sa - and it all caught up to me on sunday. Back to the hours of pain and diarrhea. I knew rum was on the no list for fodmaps - but I pushed it to see what would happen. I guess rum is now on my unsafe list.

                I'll love to see your paintings! Hope your sales are over the top!

                I can't comment on the dating thing....... I was married for 18 years to the mistake of my life........ and when that marriage ended I was immediately reunited with the love of my life. Hubby and I dated before either of us were married - I knew he was the one for me, but he wasn't quite so sure. He started dating someone else, and I married on the rebound. Fast forward 18 years and my ex is telling me he was never in love with me - his ex is having an affair with a younger man. Two divorces later - we find each other again. We were living 500 miles apart - but we knew we wanted to be together. We did the long-distance thing for 18 months --- and now we've been married for 12 1/2 years and couldn't be happier!

                However --- I do have friends that have found their mates on eHarmony and are very happy. I wonder if there are ways to screen out the "fake" profiles. I think you can specify a "how many miles" from your hometown parameter. Honestly I thought eHarmony was the best sight for making sure it was all safe and REAL.

                I'm glad to hear you are doing better in the gut problems! I find its not that difficult to eat this way when its the only way to feel good inside.

                As for the B complex........ B vitamins should always be taken with food cuz they can cause stomach upset.
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
                  Maybe the man of your dreams will be at the high school reunion. Stranger things have happened.
                  ROFLMAO .... Yeah, that would indeed be strange !
                  Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                    ^ yup!

                    I had my first bad tummy day since starting the zero carb experiment. I was a little lax on the "cutting to rum" rule and drank 3 nights in a row - th/fr/sa - and it all caught up to me on sunday. Back to the hours of pain and diarrhea. I knew rum was on the no list for fodmaps - but I pushed it to see what would happen. I guess rum is now on my unsafe list.

                    I'll love to see your paintings! Hope your sales are over the top!

                    I can't comment on the dating thing....... I was married for 18 years to the mistake of my life........ and when that marriage ended I was immediately reunited with the love of my life. Hubby and I dated before either of us were married - I knew he was the one for me, but he wasn't quite so sure. He started dating someone else, and I married on the rebound. Fast forward 18 years and my ex is telling me he was never in love with me - his ex is having an affair with a younger man. Two divorces later - we find each other again. We were living 500 miles apart - but we knew we wanted to be together. We did the long-distance thing for 18 months --- and now we've been married for 12 1/2 years and couldn't be happier!

                    However --- I do have friends that have found their mates on eHarmony and are very happy. I wonder if there are ways to screen out the "fake" profiles. I think you can specify a "how many miles" from your hometown parameter. Honestly I thought eHarmony was the best sight for making sure it was all safe and REAL.

                    I'm glad to hear you are doing better in the gut problems! I find its not that difficult to eat this way when its the only way to feel good inside.

                    As for the B complex........ B vitamins should always be taken with food cuz they can cause stomach upset.
                    I can't go anywhere near rum, that's an instant hangover headache that lasts for days for me. I do however have a great fondness for good whiskey !!
                    I ran (ok, drove) to the store this morning to get coffee, saw a friend there who immediately noticed the differences in my legs ... sooooo excited about that !

                    That is so awesome that you two found your way back together !

                    I did have some gut issues this morning, although I can't pinpoint why, unless it was because I ate too many eggs. I will try the B with food, I know yesterday I took it mid day away from food, just didn't think about it !
                    I will see if I can add a couple of pics on here of some of my work ....
                    Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                    • Son made dinner tonight and early too ... amazing burger patties for me that I doused liberally with fresh lime juice. So good that I ate two of them. Full as a tick now and just on two meat patties.
                      Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                      • I've tried whiskey - wasn't that fond of it. I've had it in mixed drinks - but I don't like it straight. Actually I don't really like any alcohol straight. Course I haven't tried that many. There is an Irish Liqueur (whiskey) called Celtic Crossing. I like that on the rocks, but you really have to sip it. Its pretty sweet - and it gives me a nasty headache. Wine also gives me a headache. My all time favorite is a good Long Island Iced Tea - light on the lime (sours). Other than that - any good fruity drink is always fun.

                        I'm having a left over ground beef patty that we cooking on the charcoal grill last night. We have an EGG -- well, it isn't that brand, but just the same design. It makes killer bbq cuz it smokes while it cooks. I have a beautiful roast thawed and I'm trying to figure out how to cook it on the EGG without cooking too fast. I think I need to make a small pile of charcoal, and add one or 2 every 20 minutes or so. I hate to ruin the roast so I'm scared to try. Maybe I'll wait till hubby gets home and ask him - then do it tomorrow.

                        Aside from Sunday sickies from 3 nights of rum I'm going great. I forgot to eat before I left for work and I was only just slightly hungry all day. I guess that means my body is fully fat adapted and was living off its own fat stores. I wasn't having any trouble concentrating and I got a lot done.
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • I've tried 2 nights of a small yam with dinner. Today I was VERY sick again. So - that goes on my don't list. So far that's the first veggie I've tried, aside from one small bit of green beans last week that didn't cause any trouble. I'm doing the same veggie or fruit for several days in row and watching the results. If I have issues that food will go on the don't list. If I can eat it 3 days in a row with no troubles then it will go on the do list. Since I'm having issues today I will eat a straight protein diet for another week to let things heal - then I will try the next thing. Next up I think will be green beans again.

                          How you doing?
                          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                          2. Eat to heal
                          3. Move to live
                          4. Embrace today
                          5. Live with intention
                          6. Respect my body
                          7. Cultivate joy
                          8. Find my passion
                          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                          • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                            I've tried 2 nights of a small yam with dinner. Today I was VERY sick again. So - that goes on my don't list. So far that's the first veggie I've tried, aside from one small bit of green beans last week that didn't cause any trouble. I'm doing the same veggie or fruit for several days in row and watching the results. If I have issues that food will go on the don't list. If I can eat it 3 days in a row with no troubles then it will go on the do list. Since I'm having issues today I will eat a straight protein diet for another week to let things heal - then I will try the next thing. Next up I think will be green beans again.



                            How you doing?

                            Sorry you got so sick ! The only thing I have added so far was a couple of romaine leaves, but I am sticking with the meat and eggs for now. Got ready to go the high school reunion, and grabbed a shirt that I had tried on prior to doing the zero carbs and eliminating the things on the Fodmap list. When I tried it on before, I could barely button it .... Friday night, I WORE IT !

                            I am however, dealing with exhaustion .... past 7-8 weeks have been extremely trying, working 12-15 hours at a time, most of that running consecutively, then a day or two off, then back on it again. It's aggravated me to no end. I was so tired Friday morning that I was stumbling around like I had been on a two week drunk. Stepped off of a trailer (finishing up a float I was building for the parade) and although I stepped down solid on one cement block with my right foot, I hit the edge of the other block, and it turned and hit my leg, got some cuts and big time bruising on it. my leg 6 - 14-13.jpg

                            Bruises have gone black and yellow now, so hopefully it will fade out soon. I didn't realize at the time that the blocks were the kind with little "feet" that you set posts in to build decks, etc. - upside down on the grass, they are not exactly stable ! Leg is sore, but I did dance Friday night - and not a drop to drink other than iced tea.

                            Resting up today, cleaning the house and flat refusing any last minute jobs that come in for a week. I need a rest. And a massage .... maybe two .... LOL
                            Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                            • Tomi ...
                              Now that I have managed to get pics on here again .... here is a sample of some of my work. A couple of the dog portraits and one of my buckskin bags that I made. I'll download a couple of the carved gourds later ....
                              Cody - Photo and Painting March 2013.jpgClancy.jpgEagle Bag with Close-up.jpg
                              Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                              • OH MY GOSH!!! YOU ARE AN EXCELLENT PAINTER! I'm in awe at the reality between photo and painting! I assume this is how you make your living.

                                I'm back on protein only again to heal my gut. But I have had some alcohol over the weekend, and a few handfuls of snacky type food. I was a little sick on Sunday. Belly ache and a little diarrhea. So I'm thinking it was from the little cheats on Saturday. The weight is melting away! In 20 days I'm down 9 pounds. I'm going to stay on the protein only until I get to goal weight - then I'll start experimenting with food again.

                                I'm happy to hear you are also seeing some weight loss!
                                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                                2. Eat to heal
                                3. Move to live
                                4. Embrace today
                                5. Live with intention
                                6. Respect my body
                                7. Cultivate joy
                                8. Find my passion
                                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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