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  • #31
    Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
    On the up side- Pikes Peak looks really good in white
    Yeah, it looked really cool this morning. Lots of snow.
    People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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    • #32
      Did you see the moon this morning? One perk of morning overtime- I get to see the sunrise. Wait- I don't like sunrises . . . But the moon was beautiful.

      L- steak, carrots, beets, mocha, coconut oil
      D- Burger and summer squash, rumplemintz and sparkling water

      Between the late allergy meds (bought at lunch) and the coffee, sleep was late in coming. Although I did get about half of my vacation pictures uploaded. You know, its only been a month . . . Oh- and I sprinted! In the pool. It was good!

      Of course today I'd love to get my workout in today by wringing the necks and punching the faces of my "resources" at work and the damn customers. I can't see the next fucking step- but I can guarentee that if you had half a brain, it'd be obvious! I'm in customer service- I'm not your mother. It is NOT my job to walk you through every damn step. And as added fun, the people that are supposed to be my resources when I get strange questions were ignoring me. I'm not asking this for my health. I'm asking because I have a (rude and/or stupid) customer on the line that needs to know- now. I hate humanity. Any bright ideas on jobs that do not require interaction with other people? Anyone? Bueller? *headdesk*
      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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      • #33
        Haha well customer service is definitely not the way to go for avoiding interaction with other people! Computer programming is pretty individual except for team meetings and team projects. And fixing stupid people's code (or so I've gathered from my dad). But I know the feeling of feeling stranded by your resources; it is very frustrating.
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        • #34
          I wish I had other skills, but right now my resume is all customer service. I'm good at it. Remarkably so, actually, given my personality. But it's killing me. All I want to do is have a farm/ranch/at least enough land for a friggin' garden so that I can just . . . take care of myself. Fame, fortune, a legacy- bah. I just want to grow my own damn food- but that's really not an option unless you have land. Which requires a mortgage. Which requires a paying job. Which sucks.

          However, I am working on becoming a novelist so I can pull a Stephen King and just come out of hiding once or twice a year as the publisher requires.
          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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          • #35
            Well- apparently I need to work on my sprinting if I can lift the next day. Oops. Particularly if I added reps or weight to each exercise I did my power cleans with weights on the bar! Those adorable little 2.5# ones. One on each end! (gotta start somewhere, right?) So, I'm feeling much more human. Did you know that one of the reasons working out makes you feel better is that it floods your brain with the precourser to serotonin? Apparently your muscles demand every amino acid except tryptophan- leaving it as the most abundant which encourages it to move to the brain. Now to remember that every time I'm a crankypants . . .

            B- eggs and salmon, tea, cream
            S- Dark Chocolate (to help with the crankiness, and I was hungry from yesterday)
            L- Squash and meat from my oxtail- I wasn't too sure about the meat when I was pulling it off the bones (I'd bought it mostly because I really wanted broth) but it's 30-50% fat eyeballing it- and surprisingly not bad.

            Oh yeah- switching from folk music to death/black metal helped too. Anybody else find Dethklok and Amon Amarth soothing, or is that just me?
            Last edited by drssgchic; 10-12-2011, 02:23 PM.
            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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            • #36
              You went from folk music to death metal? Jesus. The biggest problem with folk music is that it's folk music.

              Congrats on the 2.5'ers. Before you know it they will be 25s.
              People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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              • #37
                Yes, yes I did, Icarian. And no knocking Peter, Paul, and Mary. I happen to like folk music That station is also 60s and 70s music, so it's an interesting mix.

                Thank you for the congrats. Here's hoping . . . Actually, there was a guy there before me that I had to ask for the bar (why do I have to put away other people's weights? Really?) and as we were pulling the weights off- since I don't use that many- he said that I'd get there. Benching 225? Ha! But it was sweet of him to say.

                My butt hurts today! That means I'm finally (starting to) move off my quads and into my glutes and hamstrings! Woo hoo!

                D- Sausage
                S- 2 hotdogs, rumplemintz and sparkling water- reminding me not to stay up after my bedtime- I get noshy. But I did finally get the last of the pictures uploaded.

                B- eggs and salmon, chicken broth

                Official weigh-in: 201# Son of a bitch. At least it's (slightly) less than it was earlier this week. I really, really hate being over 200, but I can't seem to stay under with any consistancy.
                Last edited by drssgchic; 10-13-2011, 10:42 AM. Reason: forgot the pain!
                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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                • #38
                  L- Panera Steak and Bleu Cheese salad, vanilla rooibos tea latte- I think they put sugar in the salad dressing- bad energy crash in the afternoon.
                  D- Steak (how bad is it that grain-fed steak barely does it for me any more?) Sweet potates fried in coconut oil with cinnamon, home made italian soda

                  B- Bacon and cheese omelette, coffee, half and half, coconut oil

                  Today's music- Musicals and show tunes. The drawback being that I can't sing along at work. My chair dancing to the other music is about as much wierd as I'm willing to embrace- for now.

                  Off to a wedding back in Baltimore. We'll see how the weekend food goes . . .
                  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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                  • #39
                    I had that Panera salad at some point over the summer. I thought it was gross! I wasn't really focusing on cutting out sugar then, but I definitely think there was sugar in the dressing. I felt sick afterwards.

                    Have fun in Baltimore!
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                    • #40
                      Panera really isn't my first choice- but it's better than most of the fast, local lunches. I do need to check out the BBQ place, though.

                      L- Beef Broth
                      D- Quiznos cobb salad and jerky (airport)
                      S- Cheese and three apricots (not even considering the accompanying crackers)- it was a long night so I needed the food

                      Saturday-
                      B- Earl Gray tea latte, ham and tomato omelette, bacon, sausage- and the realization that Baltimore is still ugly and I still hate it.
                      L- IF
                      Cocktail hour- red wine, a bacon-wrapped shrimp and assorted cold Italian noshies.
                      Dinner- Salmon, summer squash, potatoes, more wine
                      Dessert- half a chocolate mousse (dang my date, I could have eaten the whole thing!) but no wedding cake- though it was very pretty

                      Exercise- dancing! Real dancing- my date was my ballroom partner. The groom had informed us that we were the entertainment, so we too to it with gusto. Oh my god I missed him. It is hard to beat a man that can dance. And is a general (if arrogant) teddybear to boot.

                      There was crying. Not for the ceremony or the marraige- they're such a good match for each other- but because my people are there and my home is here. I was so happy to see two of the three people that I want to transplant out here- but not one of them will ever leave Maryland and I can't go back. I'm sure (ok, I hope) I'll find some of my people out here- but making friends is very hard for me- and bosem buddies even harder.

                      B- Earl Gray tea latte
                      L- Blackberry iced tea, potato soup, bacon cheese burger sans bun, some fries (hey, I was hungry)
                      S- two Goetz caramel thingies. Lack of sleep was making me crash hard and the choices on a plane are limited.

                      Oh- I thought Denver airport was big flying out. Dallas/Fort Worth has a friggin' lightrail!
                      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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                      • #41
                        I forgot dinner last night- Wesleydale cheese with cranberries and hot cocoa

                        I was in bed, lights out by about 8:30. Very little and very poor sleep this weekend. But- I think the supps are working. I was off them most of the week- ran out of them and money at the same time, so helpful- but I was really on target with them over the weekend. I slept like a rock last night and all but bounced out of bed this morning. Doubly amazing as I am way not a morning person and my bed has no springs

                        B- eggs with tuna and cheese, tea with cream and coconut oil
                        S- black coffee- hey, one night of good sleep will not fix a week of bad sleep

                        This might count as a TMI- but sometimes I swear my body hates me. My period is not terrifically reliable and it'd been due for over a week. When did it decide to show up? While I was dressing for the wedding. Really? Not the day before so the water loss/bloating could be taken care of and I'd be over the worst of the cramps? It did it to me over vacation, too. By my calculation I should have had it on the first day we hit the trail. Boo, but at least I'd be on the blood-thirsty set of hormones not the fragile ones. But nooooo- I was a PMSy bitchy mess for the first several days and then I got to be a bloody mess. Thanks. Appreciate it.

                        I have recently determined that a big part of the bitchiness is that while I'm PMSing my ego is way fragile and the best defense is a good offense, right? I might be the only person that looks forward to the first day of bleeding since I know I'll switch over to cheerfully bloodthirsty- which is way easier to deal with. I'm hoping that the supps can help me with the fragility, too. It sucks when the world falls apart and you have to look at a calendar to determine if it's real or not. I'm also thinking about trying to match my cycle to the moon like I saw somewhere on here so at least it'll be predictable. But that requires blackout curtains- and I'm still pretty dang broke. Soon though. Soon.
                        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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                        • #42
                          L- Chicken, carrots, beets, grande mocha
                          D- burger with butter, kale, kombucha, hot cocoa

                          Woke up pretty well again- except that I felt like someone was stabbing me in the head. It has since moved to a more normal vice-around-my-head headache. Oh- and I really pissed off a lady on the road this morning. Yes, I did cut her off. But I did not hit her, and it was after I had turned on my blinker and given her time to be polite and let me over. She didn't, and I needed to make the turn. I think she wanted me to pull over. Sorry, lady- I don't have time for fisticuffs before work. Get over yourself. You were warned that I needed to be in that lane. And there WAS a car and a half between her and the person in front of her- it's not like I was trying to squeeze between bumpers, here.

                          B- Bacon and cheese omelette, tea, half and half- coffee was considered, but deemed unnecessary
                          S- I am looking forward to the broth I have for this morning. Maybe it'll help my head. Allergy meds, decongestants, and ibuprophen have only taken the edge off.
                          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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                          • #43
                            A friend of ours has this philosophy.

                            "When I turn on my blinker I tell you what I am going to do, not asking for your permission."
                            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
                              A friend of ours has this philosophy.

                              "When I turn on my blinker I tell you what I am going to do, not asking for your permission."
                              Good philosophy. But, the notification has to come BEFORE (as drssgchic did) not AS you are doing it. I hate it when someone starts the lane change and puts on their blinker simultaneously.
                              People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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                              • #45
                                ....or they are already halfway into your lane and put it on. My personal favorite is when their blinker goes on behind your line of sight.
                                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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