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  • Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
    *click* *takes aim at Canio*
    It's times like this I regret being a wide target. :/

    Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
    Now to find a man to take care of me so that I can do these things . . . After all, being just a woman, I have no reason to take care of myself
    Now you are learning. Keep saying it until you believe it. *ducks in case there is more than one round in that weapon*



    Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
    This weekend will be better. I'm doing a class on herbal/natural mother's day gifts on Saturday and I am making myself go to church on Sunday. I'm also hoping to start turning over dirt for another garden at some point. The plan is to come back lighter on Monday instead of heavier
    That sounds like a great plan. Give us an update on the mother's day gifts otherwise mom is getting a toaster again (kidding). As for lighter/heavier...eh, come back happier

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    • It's entirely possible that going overboard on O-6 made your walking more difficult. There are days when I can tell a huge difference in my running just off of what I eat, not just energy, but smoothness of motion, overall ease.

      Have you ever tried power naps during the day? I can't do it -- until I'm allowed to bring a small sofa into my cubicle here at work, there's no way I can get comfortable enough in this stupid chair to get even 10-15 minutes of Z's -- but some people seem to benefit from it.

      BTW, I'd just like to clarify that I wasn't trying to pit the Ramones against Led Zep. Love 'em both, but they're apples and... trapezoids. But it's heartening to know so many of you whippersnappers like the Ramones.

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      • Mud Flinger- Coming from the lush East, the water issues out here just flummox me. I mean, things like watering your plants in the winter. And watering your compost pile. So, really, it was raining $$! I'm already plotting ways to keep water on my land when I get it. Legally. (no rain barrels. WTF? Really?)

        Canio6- We have yet to find out if I can hit the broad side of a barn. Given my eye-hand coordination with sports, I think you're safe. But I'll get back to you on that one. Or you can practice your sprints

        I wasn't going to take the class, since I'm trying to focus on growing stuff now with the idea being that preserving/eating/using would come later. However, I have a friend who's going to be a mother who's birthday is coming up, so I figured I could pick up some information for making her things Don't worry, there will be a blog post

        FW- When I'm flat-out non-functional and I have a full hour for lunch, I actually rack out in my car. The most comfortable thing, no, but close enough. I usually only get in about 30 minutes, but it's remarkable how much it can help with the rest of the day. A power nap at my desk, while possible for me, would probably be frowned upon by my supervisor. Particularly since on the campus I came from, there was a huge to-do over people taking naps in the break room.

        Apples and trapezoids. I'm so stealing that.
        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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        • L- squash and sausage soup
          S- 2 squares of 85% chocolate
          D- meat from a Carls Jr "Western Burger," 4 "smoked beef" sausages, red wine

          I am under-appreciated and under-utilized everywhere and it's my own damn fault. I wish I was one of those people that could at least be honest about the skills I have. But no- I downplay them. Every fucking time. And then I'm taken at my word and underused.

          I went to the barn and was given a horse that has some movement issues. Like, he almost fell down last week with a rider on his back. "Do some groundwork and tell me how he's moving." "I know English groundwork, not the natural horsemanship stuff." "It's the same." No, no it isn't. By English groundwork, I mean I can lunge a horse, ground-drive, long-line, trot in-hand. Giving of the shoulders and haunches on the ground is NOT something that we learn unless we're going to be a trainer and need to be able to teach a horse a concept to be used from the saddle. "You've got the right idea, but you need to assert yourself." "I can't assert myself because I'm not sure I'm right. If I'm not, pushing the issue will just confuse him" Because I already told you that I DON'T KNOW THIS. "Walk him out and tell me what you feel." Lady, if I'm leading him, I can't watch him which means that unless he's three-legged lame, I can't tell you shit. (When I did hear something funny, I turned to watch him and he didn't change his pace but one of the other women kinda-snapped "Turn around and don't look at him!" Fine- then YOU tell ME what you see, cause I got nuthin') BTW- I did "lunge" him on the end of the leadrope (which just makes my English-trained soul hurt every time) and they might be calling him "sore" and blaming it on untrimmed feet- but he ain't moving like he's sore. He's moving like there is something fucked up in his back which is affecting his control. But what do I know? Pity, too. He's sweet as anything and totally cool with all the goofy shit that the therapy horses have to put up with, but he's no good if he can't carry a rider.

          I should have washed my hair last night. I didn't care enough to do so. One of the symptems of depression is a lack of caring about personal appearance. Pushing the timing of washing my hair started with trying to see if I could wash it less, but now it's a "meh, I don't have to" on a far too regular basis. I AM still showing up at work, which historically has been my "uh oh, this is bad" cue. But not bathing is new for me. This is not a good sign.
          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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          • Okay, I understood about 3 words of that last post. Something about horses, looking without looking, and needing so smack one of the other women in the mouth. As for washing hair...yeah, get a high and tight...no more worries. Okay, maybe not the best advice ever....

            For under appreciation, well, I know it ain't much but we appreciate the hell out of you over here in MDA land.

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            • Aaw, thanks Canio! I do tend to do better in written formats than any other Particularly when there's some anonymity involved.

              I knew it would be greek to most people. In short- lady, when I say I don't know how to do what you want, take 5 minutes and teach me so that I can do it. Oh, and don't ask for something that's impossible, if you please.

              I have considered shaving my head, but between the regular trims to keep it up and the fact that I'd end up looking terribly butch, I'll just stick with my long hair that gets pulled back in a tight bun when it's not as clean as it could be
              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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              • Greetings and salutations. I shall follow your primal journey, with your consent.
                If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                • Enter and be welcome! Front row seats still available for the primal re-boot. Comments from the peanut gallery are encouraged
                  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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                  • Sorry to hear about you barn frustrations! This is supossed to be the fun part of your day Maybe this person is one to be avoided? If you're having issues with her, I'm sure others are too. Maybe find someone who "gets" her and get some tips from them to make it better.

                    As for the hair - meh, you're probably the only one to notice - people are wrapped up in their own crap. FWIW, I like showers/being clean - it makes me feel better no matter how crappy I feel.

                    Oh, and we are glad you're here!

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                    • I think the last barn I was a serious part of spoiled me. The owner was a friend who knew me and my skills, so I was allowed to do pretty much what I liked. I was even dubbed the "groundwork guru" because I'd take on almost any issue with almost any horse as long as my feet were on the ground. She, on the other hand, was that way as long as she was on their back. This one is new to me and they have about 300 volunteers to manage. The hardest part for me- and why I'm less assertive of my skills than I could be- is that they are of a decidedly Western mindset while my best training came from the only British Horse Society-rated school in the US. The BHS doesn't do Pat Parrelli, so neither do I. It's on the to-learn list, but I don't know it yet.

                      I do at least make an effort not to smell. That would be rude in a cubicle farm. Other than that, yeah, I'm sure they don't notice/care. My concern about it is mostly that it might be a symptom of a bigger issue. It's funny- I love baths and showers, but since dropping soap and shampoo, I no longer get that "omigod I'm so gross I can't live in my own skin!" feeling that I used to if I forwent bathing for a weekend. Of course, that also means that I don't get the "aahhhh I'm clean and pretty and shiny" feeling after bathing after said weekend

                      B-tea/cream, coffee/cream/CO/D
                      L- coffee/cream, squash/pork soup
                      I didn't put together my supps last night, so I don't have them to take today. However, the moodiness started yesterday when I was taking them, so I don't think that's the problem. I think it's just spring and I'm worn out so it's going to be up and down for a while.
                      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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                      • Unofficial weigh-in: 223#. FFS. I wasn't THAT bad this weekend!

                        Ok, so I saw my vegetarian soon-to-be roommate putting canola oil away after making the peanut-sauce stir-fry we had for dinner. At least she asked about tofu instead of just making it that way? (Yes, I went home and had bacon) And the pulled pork from the BBQ place- since I was up in Denver on Saturday- is probably cooked in questionable oils. I hope it's just water weight from the O6s.

                        A lady at church returned my PB and Paleo Diet books to me when I was sitting with the vegetarian. They were in a bag, so I just said "diet books." Over dinner, I was telling her that I might have to reintroduce her to butter. "Maybe it would help your (my) diet to drop the butter." The butter isn't the problem. This was after telling me that the hands-down best way to lose weight is to add some nuts and seeds because they have good fats and protein to keep me satiated. Uuuh huh. I'm fat because I'm miserable and eating too much. Not because of the butter. Hmm- maybe butter is the problem. I need to eat more . . .

                        Friday was a good day at the barn! I'd been given my instructions on Thursday, so I got there and got to work right away. Then the girl that gives me my instructions wasn't around, so I was done with hardly any human interaction at all. It was delightful.

                        B- I really, really need to make food tonight. tea/cream/CO/D, coffee/cream
                        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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                        • Why do you want to live with a vegetarian? Don't they smell funny? Unless you're planning on some sort of disaster where you would survive because you outran the veggie? Like a lion/tiger/bear revolution? Really though, don't they smell weird?
                          If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                          • A lion/tiger/bear revolution? Oh my.

                            I'm glad to hear your latest stable visit went well drssgchic. Lack of human interaction is a beautiful thing.

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                            • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                              Lack of human interaction is a beautiful thing.
                              I'm trying to convince my boss of that exact thing.
                              If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                              • Originally posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
                                I'm trying to convince my boss of that exact thing.
                                You and me both. I wish you luck.

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