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  • Let me know when/if you pick up the most recent season of Bones (I downloaded a few episodes and have watched 2 so far). Honestly I was happier with that cliffhanger and Booth's smile at the end.

    If you don't like onions picking up a flavor, couldn't you cook them separately? They're GREAT in ghee.
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    • That's good about leeks, ottercat, since I think I'll be trying them in my garden this year. It's not about the onions picking up flavor. I just don't like onions- but thanks for the cooking tip anyway!

      Hmm- with that description- it makes it easier to put off finding the new season. Wasn't his smile adorable?! He can do the brooding/dark/sexy thing so well- but he's sooo cute when he does that little-boy-with-a-lollipop thing!

      It's just the intro post- so not terribly riviting- but here's the blog for my loyal journal readers cattaillady

      Yesterday was a Whole 30 win- the only questionable things were lots of butter and the boughten coffee. I got to bed about 9ish- which really isn't bad- but I'm just exhausted, so it wasn't enough. I think I'm going right home and to bed by 8 or earlier if I can do it. I need to get caught up before the weekend.
      http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

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      And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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      • Hooray blog! I signed up for email updates Do you think you'll do a post about your primal experience/going primal? When I think about somewhat eclectic blogs, it seems like there is usually an intro post for each kind of topic that they'll generally cover. Fashion, food, family, meeting their significant other (I love the engagement/wedding/birth stories), going primal, etc. What holds me back from starting a new blog with the intention of finding followers and maybe some revenue is I have WAY too many topics. There's the mish mash of whatever that I write in my current blog, that's pretty much anything in my life that makes me feel like thinking via text, and then technology, primal/paleo living, sustainability, crafting, photography... I can't imagine anyone wanting to stick around for long!
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        • Woo hoo! I have one reader! Thanks!

          I imagine Primal will come up at some point, but I'm not sure if I'd make a point of putting it in there. After all, I'm sure one can become sustainable even if eating wheat. It's just easier if you don't I put the warning about the eclectic in there because I'm unlikely to do an intro for each topic. More of a "Wow- look what I just learned and look how it can be applied to making yourself a stand-alone entity!" I figure that will cover most anything from paying off debt to dipping candles to finding a dairy CSA.

          What if you set it up as different pages for different interests? Have you read The Pioneer Woman | Ree Drummond She's hilarious- but I just read Confessions, usually. She also has several others that are basically blogs in and of themselves- but are on the same homepage. Of course, she's making money off of it, so she has more time to devote to it than you might. But what if you started with three? Thoughts, Primal/sustainable, and Photography/technology- or something like that? Oh- and if you like engagement stories, look up her posts for "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels." It's her engagement story.

          Oh- before I forget- feedback is welcome! Even if it's "dude- you're boring." After all, that's the only way to get better, right?
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          http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

          Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

          And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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          • Yay another blog to read! I'm such a blog addict, I figure it's the only way to help hone my poor design skills & figure out how I want to run my own blog/site someday. If my tech business ever gets underway, I'd love to have a blog that updates with some regularity on very accessible (read: for the technologically challenged) technical issues/advancements/reviews etc. I guess I'd probably keep that separate from my idea of the main one (Nameless Ponderings? [[thinks to self "why? I don't even like the word "ponder" it just goes with "wonder"!]]).
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            • Yay for the blog! I desperately wanted to move to CO after a visit, I'm glad someone actually went and did it =)
              Cooking Primal with Otter - Journal
              Otter's (Defunct) Primal Log
              "Not baked goods, Professor, baked bads!" ~ The Tick

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              • Ya know, Ottercat- it only took me 15 years. So if you get around to it soon, you might still- relatively speaking- beat me here. It is a great place.

                I just ate a Nature Valley Honey & Oats bar *hangs head in shame* I really, really need to restock my desk. My offal fowl soup was really healthy and really nourishing- but not sufficiently filling. It was that bar or the chocolate-covered cherries out for team consumption. Although after reading the ingredients- I'm not sure which would be worse, really. Soy, soy lecthin, canola oil. At least the cherries have chocolate. Dang it- now I want them again. I'm HUUUNGRY! FTS- I'm getting one. Buh-bye wagon! I'll see you again at dinner.
                http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                • Lara bars I think are a better option, though very carb heavy. Maybe you can stock up on those in case of emergencies? I find they stimulate my sweet cravings too much, I could make a meal out of 20 of them!
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                  • But . . . I don't . . . I can't . . . *props eyelids open with toothpicks* I don't get it. I slept for 11.5 hours last night. I woke up a couple of times, but overall it was a very good sleep. I was actually relativly awake this morning and my "I don't want to get out of bed" was because I didn't want to go to work, not because I was just too tired. Either I have to finally conquer the allergies or maybe I have to cut back on the melatonin before bed. But I really like falling asleep quickly and staying asleep!

                    I had Tanka bars in my desk for a while. Buffalo meat, cranberries, supporting Native Americans- it's all good. And they're pretty tasty. So I'll probably go with them again and maybe some nuts. I'm trying to avoid really processed stuff. One of these days I'll make my own jerky- ooh, and I think I might have dried apples in the cupboard at home . . . I'll have to check.

                    I'm blaming the overcast sky and being sleepy on breaking down and buying breakfast. However, it was just two eggs over easy, two bacons, and a small coffee. Not terribly expensive and no cheese.

                    Last night's dream: For some reason my family was living out here already- but they were moving to Georgia. I was negotiating with them to let me borrow the truck, trailer, and my brother after they had finished moving to then move my own stuff there. Then I realized that I don't want to move to Georgia. Maryland was as far south as I could ever live and Georgia would just kill me. I liked living here, and I didn't want to leave. I think this one's pretty easy. I miss my family, but I can't be where they are, and I just have to deal with that. (The South thing might be because I'm also including my Maryland friends in the family I miss and/or because it had to be a place I really couldn't go to. New England wouldn't be nearly as difficult a place to hang my hat.)
                    http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                    Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                    And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                    • For me, 11.5 hours is way TOO much, and waking up a couple of times is not a good sleep. I could easily sleep for 14hrs when I was a teenager and ultimately just had to learn how to drag myself out of bed. I'm still convinced I had adrenal fatigue and somehow dragged myself mostly out of it so that I only have slightly messed up cortisol now.

                      Overcast sky eh? How's that Vitamin D? [[accusatory glare w/ fists on hips]] Here, how about this...


                      (from early 2010) Just pretend I'm a lot shorter than you. Anyway I deem your breakfast acceptable. You may bow (what, now I'm a queen? weird brain today).
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                      • Lol- is it wrong that the impression I got was Helena Bonham Carter from Alice in Wonderland? Thank you for accepting my breakfast and I DID take my 10K IUs of D. Given my performance in the gym today, I'm suspecting it's a combination of too many nights up past my bedtime and a fresh round of carb flu. Stupid sushi and healthy potato chips. BTW- love the steampunk. I just need to get myself back in a good schedule and stick to it until I even out.

                        However- I did make it to the gym today. Weak performance- never even made it to benchpress- but considering how I'm feeling, I'm happy I made it at all. And, since I'm all weak and shaky, I'll say I did a good job making the most of today's work potential.

                        Dumbell press
                        20# 6R alternating sides- warmup- 1 set
                        35# 6R/side- 4 sets
                        Same as last time- need to work on my grip- had to talk myself into not quitting to go on to the exercises I actually like

                        Deadlift
                        Bar+70# 8R- 3 sets
                        I gave up due to nausia. I'm blaming the coffee I had this morning. I'm sticking at this weight, too- but the grip is getting better. It helps to be concious of it

                        I finally picked up some lifting chalk to keep in my gym bag. I didn't need it today, which is good because I'm a little self-concious about walking around with it there. I mean- deadlifting #115 isn't exactly olympic level here. On the other hand, I don't want to drop the weights on myself when I go up further. *le sigh* Isn't self-conciousness fun?
                        http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                        Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                        And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                        • Eh I don't know (re: the impression), that actually is very reminiscent of her in that character... Heh, yes, I was dressing up for a random steampunk day we did amongst friends in school. I was a pilot
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                          • I looked at Larabars, and you're right, Wonder- not a bad option at all. They were on sale, so I picked up a bunch. Then indulged in them. I really need to get myself set up with easy things to eat that are still compliant. I was so good on Saturday when I went to the Gardens. I had tea and broth on my way up, then I had turkey when I was on my way home. I was sooo tempted by the gluten-free pizza at their cafe- but it's not in the budget or the diet this month. Then on Sunday I stopped at the grocery store on my way to play in a garden. Got an apple and maple nut butter (they didn't have plain)- not bad. But then I remembered I needed a bucket, too, and stopped at Target. That was the potato skin chips. Ugh. I need to get my act together for three meals and just stuff myself until I get this eating thing under control.

                            However, I did cook and divvy up a potroast for the week and started some beef stock- which smelled really good this morning. I also had a Larabar for breakfast. Perfect, no. Acceptable, yes.

                            I also got to play in one of my showcase gardens and pulled a couple of soil samples to be dried and sent off for testing. It's been measured. Now I just have to look at how many things we can squeeze into the tiny space

                            Oh- I'm standing! I've had a box at my desk for a while now to prop up my keyboard so I can stand some, but the last couple of weeks I just haven't been using it. Then today I pulled it out and just opted to stand. Woo hoo! That means I'm getting my energy back!
                            http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                            Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                            And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                            • I had a win yesterday! A couple, really.

                              I've been feeling all sorts of sorry for myself with this food and budget diet. I mean, it's winter and busy season- and why can't I just indulge myself?! It's not FAAIIIRRR! Then I read that Whole 30 article about addiction and it really rang a bell. I am/am working on addictive behaviors. There is no nutrition in the wine and cheese that I NEED. It's all stuff I WANT. Well, want just isn't good enough right now. I have goals that I want to accomplish. I can't accomplish them if I'm wasting my money on cheese and my time with wine. I need to be serious about this, because I need to face whatever it is I'm hiding from before I can do what I want to/need to do with my life. Not only that- but if I'm not noshing on cheese, then I have to be more expansive in my cooking- which is something that needed to happen anyway. This is good.

                              The other win is that on my way home I was ticking off what I needed at the grocery store. Kale, epsom salts . . . Then I stopped to think. I won't keel over without them, and I'm getting paid on Friday. If I wait until Friday, then I can purchase them with money instead of credit. I went home and lo and behold- I had some turnips in the freezer that I've been ignoring. I thawed them and fried them up with some beef and eggs- it was quite yummy. I also moved the last of the spinach from the freezer to the fridge to thaw for tomorrow's dinner. I can do this. I will eat what I have. Except for the soy-adulterated tuna in water. That really needs to go to the food bank.
                              http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                              Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                              And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                              • Hooray! The article also rang some bells for me. I've recognized a lot of my behaviors and tendencies as addictive for quite some time, but that article was a nice reminder. I can survive just fine without the chocolate. It certainly didn't hurt that I had a couple nights of from cooking right when I needed it most!
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