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    Happy to see your back is better, you really did luck out, still take it easy with all that energy you have

    I had to LOL when I read that you hate having your hair done. I hate it like a dentist trip when my hair needs attention. I have always attributed it to a mean-ass chihuahua who would nip at my heels and actually bite me when my mom would send me up the street to the neighborhood beauty parlor. Why she thought I needed a pixie haircut was beyond me, and I was too young to protest. But, like you, I think I've never been comfortable with people touching me if I didn't know them.

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    Oh yes, I have bad pixie haircut flashbacks also! Funny how emotional we can be about our hair - at least I am, and I am probably not so different from most women.

    Just took some bread out of the freezer and put it out for the birds and chipmunks, feeling very guilty indeed. I went to a wildlife lecture not long ago, and the lecturer implored us not to feed bread to birds - it is not nutritious enough. I felt like saying, "Well, why do WE eat it then?" Not to be snarky, totally serious - I'm on board. I am also feeding high quality nuts and seeds, so I thought a bit of bread would be okay. But you know what, it isn't. No more bread. I'm throwing it away.
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    Ha.. I am guilty of tossing out frozen english muffins and hamburger buns just yesterday. Amazing how much better our bodies perform on this new lifestyle, yay!!

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    Out with the bread! Time to primalize my kitchen. I can take a load of stuff to the food bank - they will even come pick it up if I ask. A good friend of mine is very active in the local food bank, which is unfortunately badly needed and well-attended. They can have all of my pasta, flour, and sugar.

    The little chipmunk that jumped onto my hand last week is growing so rapidly that he is almost adult sized now. He has a white spot that is not quite lined up with the other spots so he is easy to identify. They are really quite aggressive little creatures.
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    Not only have I primalized my kitchen, I have made a start on primalizing my bookshelves. I have a large pile to take to the library used bookshop. Among them you will find a book that instructs one on how to gradually become a vegetarian, several Zone diet books (actually the Zone diet is not so dissimilar to primal), a number of diet books of various types that I kept primarily for the recipes that I will never use, and all my Harry Potter books. I will probably read the entire series again, probably more than once, but I know they will always be readily available and there is no sense having an entire shelf of them in my home. Trying to pare stuff down!
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    I started studying Feng Shui yrs ago and gave away so much stuff..sweet-most-of-the-time-hubby had a sh!tfit.
    You do feel better with no clutter.

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    Tuna and cottage cheese, yum!

    How does one make ghee?

    Pixie cuts. 'Nuff said. At least I was young enough not to care. My mother let me move up to a page-boy cut when I was a bit older. She refused to let me have long hair or pierced ears (both reactions to her own childhood). Two guesses what I did after my parents broke up and she wasn't around anymore...

    It does take a while to get used to the compliments. I'm a lot like you, the fair-skinned WASP, neither particularly pretty nor particularly ugly (my avatar is a very flattering shot, why do you think I use it? LOL) and rather unused to fielding compliments. After all the pictures taken of me yesterday, I am thinking they are undeserved... Or that I should still be wearing looser tops, but that gets tricky in the summer. Oh well. One thing I try not to do is argue with a compliment. That isn't what the other person wants to here. Even if I do think they're wrong...
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    Managed to spend $40 at the grocery store even though I didn't need anything. Sigh. At least I got some cat food. Made spaghetti squash Alfredo for lunch. It was just okay. I didn't cook the squash in the microwave properly, next time I will use the oven. Part of the squash was overcooked and mushy and part wasn't done. The really good part was the chicken sausage that I fried in butter and garlic. Now THAT was good. Maybe I am just a Meat Girl. Not proud of that, but it seems to be the case. Not ashamed either. I assume the squash seeds are also primal and they are toasting up in the oven right now. I do love squash seeds.

    Okay, just took them out of the oven. Now we're talking. These are mighty tasty.

    I was going to try a zucchini crust pizza tonight but I think I will hold off since I just did the squash. Will stick with a simple dinner. Maybe something else fried in butter and garlic. Can't think about food now though, too full.

    A weird thing happened. I have misplaced one of my bras. Since I only have two that fit, it is kind of a big deal. And I pretty much never lose anything. I've looked all over, no luck! But it is also becoming obvious that I am soon going to need a smaller bra. The 38 needs to become a 36 within a couple of weeks if I keep changing. So maybe it will work out. Sure wish I could find that bra, though, it is strange! What a thing to lose.

    Just got an idea from eating the seeds. Maybe the spaghetti squash would make a nice pizza crust. I'll bet it would cook up fairly crisp if I squeeze out the water. Add some egg, maybe a little rice flour to help it hold together and Bob's your uncle. I found a nice organic no-sugar pizza sauce. I thought I would try the rice flour since I would like to experiment with different things and I found one with only one ingredient - rice. Kind of expensive as you can imagine - $5 for a small box. But I won't ever use very much. I suppose I could make my own - just grind up some rice.

    Although I am experimenting with cooking these different things, I am really leaning towards really simple eating. Just simply cooked meats, plain veg, fruit. That helps keep the cost down, for one thing. Just adding some herbs and spices and heat seems to be more efficient in a lot of ways.

    I've done an awful lot of work today. I had the whole car filled with stuff for the food bank, the thrift shop, and the used bookstore. The people at the bookstore were really appreciative and that made me feel good, although I don't think it is right to congratulate oneself for doing things like this. I would like to tackle some more stuff, but I really need to rest my back.

    I got some organic apple cider vinegar with the idea of making fake kombucha. I love the stuff, and it is bloody expensive. I'm not going to start making it, either. I don't need any more projects. I thought I could make some tea, experiment with adding cider vinegar, a little stevia - maybe I can get that vinegary, just a hint of sweetness that is so addictive. Of course mine won't have the probiotics, etc., but it will also cost a few pennies instead of $4.
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    Well, I made the spaghetti squash pizza and it was good. I don't know if anyone else would enjoy it, maybe too idiosyncratic, but I will make this again. Does it taste like a wheat flour crust? No. Does it taste good? Yes. Did I measure anything? Of course not.

    Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

    Spaghetti squash, cooked
    Parmesan and mozzarella cheese
    One Egg
    Salt, Pepper, Italian Seasoning

    Heat oven to 375 or so. It is easiest to use parchment paper - place on baking sheet and grease with oil.

    Mix everything together. Shouldn't be too watery, if it is, add more squash or cheese. Press out mixture to desired shape and thickness. Pop it in the oven and check after 25 minutes. It will be firm, like a pancake. You might want to flip it over and bake for five minutes on the other side. Then put your toppings on. If you are using meat or veg, they will need to be precooked and warm. Bake until the cheese is melted. Enjoy.

    It is an eggy, cheesy kind of flatbread. I will make this again, and it could be used for many different things. Could actually be used for a sandwich. You could cook it longer until it becomes crispier and use it like a cracker.

    After buying the rice flour, I forgot to use it. Didn't miss the carbs. I imagine the recipe would come out crispier. I liked the soft texture - is it okay to admit that it reminded me of bread? In a good way!
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    On a roll now. My fake kombucha - 8 oz tea, 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar, 1 packet stevia, water to make 16 oz. This is probably too weird for anyone else, but I like it and it is a way to get vinegar into my diet. It is also inexpensive.

    Okay, this is bad. I have been fantasizing about my spaghetti squash bread thing with maple syrup on it. Just say no.

    Although I slept this afternoon, I am still tired....zzzzz........back is very good, though. Just a whisper.
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