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  • I tried that once in college. Never again. There are some things that just shouldn't happen while astride a horse!

    Don't worry FW, I'm well aware that even prudes need titillation. The last house I lived in with a married couple had born-again neighbors. (as in, we knew they were born again and their church before they told us their names. The names never sank in) They were SURE something funny was going on. *sigh* No. He got to her before I did and wasn't inclined to share.

    Caveman- haunting a girl's prettifying routine is bound to show you things you don't want to know. Just sayin'
    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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    • You led me on with false advertising, Caveman. I shaved my legs for nothing! Nothing I tell you! Ok, but I did have an excuse to wear a skirt today It's nice to wear something that isn't inhibiting my breathing. (I mean, if it's going to do that, it really needs to be a corset)

      Official weigh-in is 220.5# which means no actual gain or loss in the past 7 days. Which is why no matter how often I ACTUALLY weigh myself, I only record it once a week. No gain- I'll take it. Particularly considering how many meals out I've had this week.

      L- Pot roast and veggies
      D- HuHot Mongolian Grill- it was fun. So, beef, pork, pad thai noodles, some veggies. We got a cheese-cake thingie for dessert, so there was some wheat, and I'm not going to think too hard about the oils used to fry it up. I had some wine when I got home.

      B- tea/cream, greek yogurt and frozen strawberries, coffee/cream/CO/D

      For the entertainment of my followers: She had a very pretty face, and huge knockers, but I can say with confidence that I carry my weight better (Yes, I was thinking- hmm- wonder what PB could do for her . . . ) We had 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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      • Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
        You led me on with false advertising, Caveman. I shaved my legs for nothing! Nothing I tell you! Ok, but I did have an excuse to wear a skirt today ...
        For the entertainment of my followers: She had a very pretty face, and huge knockers, but I can say with confidence that I carry my weight better (Yes, I was thinking- hmm- wonder what PB could do for her . . . ) We had fun.
        False advertisement? Sounds like lack of effort to me.
        I also see folks and think, golly, I bet 30 days primal and they'd look awesome. We're weird folks, don't you know?
        If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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        • *Sigh* I know . . . After dinner we even went back to their house and (bow-chick-a)*aghm* hung out around a fire in the back yard. It seems I need to up my game.

          I'm definitely guilty of looking at people and thinking "You don't have to look like that! Really!" Of course, then I look down at myself and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this really is my fault. I can't even claim ignorance anymore.
          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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          • Sounds like it was a fun date anyway. Hanging around a fire pit is pretty primal, now you just need to show them other fun primal things to do

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            • I was hemming and hawing a little about going- since I really should get to bed at a decent time once this week. Then they mentioned fire. Yeah, I'm in for fire

              L- dozing in the car and the rest of the pot roast
              D- ground beef over kale, red wine

              Well, I solved the barn-stress problem. I quit. They are changing the requirements to what would end up being 3 nights a week with a six-month minimum commitment. Meeehhh, I can see why, but that's a lot of promises. Then they pipe in that we have to participate in at least one class a week as part of it. Hell no. Maybe if I didn't have to deal with idjits all day, I might have patience for those with actual mental and physical handicaps. Maybe. But I do, so I don't. And I don't have a friggin' project. I just show up and twiddle my thumbs until they decide what I should do. Sorry, folks, too many demands not enough perks. On the up side, now I have enough flexibility to pick up a side job. And it just occurred to me that I might be able to pick up a shit-shoveling job. That'd be perfect.

              TGIF and a half day. Technically, I do have training, but it's off campus, so it counts as not work

              B- tea/cream/CO/D, coffee, greek yogurt and blueberries
              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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              • The timing of this may be really good for you. Summer and gardening are calling your name right now. Maybe look at doing some gardening with/for people you know and make a few bucks. The fact that you have another job with bennies allows you to work for much cheaper to get your name out there. Casually bring up the idea when you meet people, maybe prospect a little at gardening stores on the weekends and price stuff out while you are there so that people think you know your stuff. Drop (meaning tell people) the fact that you've been taking classes at Denver Botanical Gardens. You are worth more than you know. I know I could use a work buddy around my yard - many others can too. Can you get access to the yard where you will be renting soon? Maybe you could start getting beds ready or start planting some early veges.

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                • I have known so many people that would gladly exchange riding time for barn chores. I know I would have! If you NEED to get paid, that is a different matter.
                  Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                  • 222.5# unofficially. On the other hand, considering how fail my eating choices were this weekend, it could be worse.

                    The weekend overall was a win, though. No wine, lots of sleeping, and I got to play in gardens both days. I spent Saturday afternoon (after I got around to waking up) digging up and planting the potato bed for the house I'll be moving into. Half-way through the neighbors came out and said they'd had no luck with 'taters. Soil's too heavy. Crap. On the other hand, he also thought my double-digging looked like a lot of work, so maybe ours will come up. *crosses fingers* The next step is digging over the main bed and starting the longer crops. Then I have to dig out an aspen (sad) sapling and plant the beans. She's a veggie and wants to grow some protein. I suggested chickens, but she didn't go for it.

                    I hadn't thought about hiring myself out as a grunt for spring garden prep, Mud Flinger. I could totally do that. It's what I spent Sunday doing in Denver for Heirloom Gardens Hmmm. Honeybuns, I have traded work for riding, but at the moment I'm too weak and fat to be anything but a burden to a horse. That, and I need to get my debt to zero and some savings tucked away so I can get the hell out of the rat race. It's not a matter of putting food on the table that I want to be paid, but it is a matter of sanity.

                    B- tea/cream, greek yogurt/strawberries, coffee/cream/CO/D and I just remembered, duh! supps!
                    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- salad and lemonade at Panera instead of my healthy and cheaper pot roast
                      D- Fail- sushi, chips, cottage cheese

                      B- Double-fail. Not one, but two terrible breakfast burritos with wheat tortillas, tea/cream, coffee/cream.

                      I need to go out at lunch and pick up more allergy meds. And see if I can find some "give a shit," 'cause I'm running low. I need a vacation.

                      Mom has been thinking I need to get into mulch/compost sales like Dad's friend. I was telling them that I'm thinking about a rock and sand company 'round here. It's mulch. "No, that's funny, haha." No, really, we use rocks as mulch.
                      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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                      • Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
                        I tried that once in college. Never again. There are some things that just shouldn't happen while astride a horse!
                        Based on this line alone, I can tell your journal rocks. I guess I should start from the front though.
                        Primal since 9/24/2010
                        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                        • Lol- I make no such claims, Pebbles. I think it got better when the guys started hanging out here

                          Ugh, today, I embrace the suck and go for the fail. Sushi and a frappiccino for lunch. Did you know that Starbucks now has a fourth size for their frozen drinks?! Because you need this stuff in larger amounts! Geeze. I'll stick with my Grande, thank you. One gazillion calories is enough, I don't need two or three gazillion.

                          I think I need to return to survival-mode for the moment. None of my clothes fit, which makes me feel exceedingly unattractive, I'm feeling weak and useless, and this is making me not care/actively eat crap food. Which, of course, reinforces the above because I swell up and my muscles are poisioned leading to more crap. I just put in for the second half of next week off. I hope I get it. I need time to bask in the sun, go for walks, and basically get my shit together mentally and emotionally so I can do the things I have to do to actually fix my life.

                          I have some ideas of possible jobs- REI has good health insurance, and rock/landscaping material places would offer fresh air. For secondary jobs, I'm considering a garden center to work on my knowledge and my debt at the same time. I could then pick up grunt jobs around them for really spare cash and some exercise. Now I just have to come up with the emotional equilibrium to smile and be pleasent and not tell them that the bulk of humanity can go fuck itself, but I really am quite good at customer service!

                          I'm reading Eating Animals at the moment. I think his ultimate stance will be that because 99% of animal agriculture is factory farming, vegetarinaism is the safe way to go. Which, of course, ain't what I'm about to do. But it really does get me thinking. Particularly his definition of "stress." It's an industry euphamism to avoid the word "suffering." What I call stress in my job is in reality my animal nature suffering at being locked into my veal cage with my unnatural lighting and highly-regemented schedule. This, combined with what's been posted recently about the Gulf, makes me just want to run away and hide and raise goats and rabbits to feed myself and ignore the world. We have so fucked up our home, and there are so many that are ignorant of or avoiding that fact. And my desire to care for and heal at least a corner of it is foiled by the necessity to play the game so I can get my hands on some land in the first place. That's not right. Really not right.
                          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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                          • It be what it be. Playing the game of life beats the alternative, says me.
                            If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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                            • There's the rub. I don't believe that it is always better than the alternative. I'm just concerned about the fact that the alternative is popping up again as a vague (don't worry, folks, very vague) possibility. I need to fix my life enough that it is clearly the better of the two. I don't have the support system out here to let it get any worse than it is right now. I have to fix it while I can.

                              (None of this is helped, of course, by watching two of my three sibs struggle with finding work. Just walking away from a paying job really isn't possible- no matter how much it would help my mental health)
                              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 hate it when I get in the funk. It is definitely chemical and bad food choices only make things worse. Just pulling out of the crap myself and now things seem to run so smoothly. I eased up on some of my food choices a few weeks ago as my hubby was in the hospital and with all the stress I decided that a little ice cream or some Starbucks was OK. Then a few glasses of wine (or tequilla) and a piece of pizza (hadn't had wheat in like a year) and next thing you know, my immune system went nuts. That really woke me up about the need to be strict for my own sake (pain can be a real wake up call).

                                Advice: Eat a big protien breakfast and set yourself up for success. One good choice leads to another. Give yourself a break and get some sun at lunch time while you eat more good protien. Go hiking with a friend (or friend's dog) that you can talk with or just talk it through by yourself. You will find a way to make the changes you seek. I think some of the way you are feeling now is your inner growth showing through.

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