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    Fell off the wagon yesterday. Half a pint of Ben & Jerry's cheesecake brownie, 1/4 blueberry scone and 3/4 low fat berry coffeecake, 2/3 venti chai latte (turned out too sweet, bleah) and a primal dinner, at least. 2 c chopped mustard greens, 1 zuke, 1/2 carrot, 1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 lb skirt steak, 1/2 onion, 1/2 head garlic, 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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    1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
    L: carne asado, 1/2 c iceberg, 1/2 tomato
    D: Sashimi salad: 1/2 lb salmon, 3/8 lb ahi tuna loin, 2 c spring mix, 3 tbsp matchsticked ginger, 1/2 jalapeno, 2 tbsp sesame oil, rice vinegar, 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 3 tbsp wasabi, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 c fresh basil.
    Drink: 20 oz green tea, 24 oz oz Earl Grey

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    not much

    3. Lift heavy things.
    Nope.

    4. Run really fast every once in a while.
    nope

    5. Get lots of sleep.
    5

    6. Play.
    nope

    7. Get some sunlight everyday:
    too bad driving doesn't count :/
    8. Avoid trauma.
    Yep

    9. Avoid poisonous things.
    yep

    10. Use your mind
    Did actual design work on the job and juggled politics, so yeah.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

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    Yesterday was a 20% day, complete with grains. 2 donuts, 3 garlic butter rolls, and 1/3 plate of shrimp fradiarolla at a local Italian joint.
    Consequences:
    Gassiness
    depression making threats to return
    more antisocial (the latter two may have something to do with PMS though)
    More PMS cramping than ever had before

    Notes:
    The donuts were ok. I honestly think a baked sweet potato w/ chocolate, blueberries, and cinnamon butter would've tasted better. I guess that means my tastes really have changed.
    The fradiarolla would have been perfectly primal with zuke noodles and tasted much better. The pasta just lacked so much. It was just a vehicle with no flavor of its own. This place does pick up, so next time I crave it, I may do take out w/ just the sauce and make some zuke noodles.
    The garlic bread is a specialty of this place and definitely something I have missed. Although I noticed the texture of the bread, all I really tasted or wanted was the garlic butter and the chewiness. I might see if garlic butter parmesan almond flour drops would have similar texture. Intersperse the flavor throughout, maybe do a variation on Batty's butter balls instead of almond flour. That doesn't solve the chewiness factor though. IDK. I'll figure something out.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

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    Hey folks who generally read my journal:
    Y'all know I'm a civil engineer by trade, that I work for a city in West TX. Y'all know that I made my husband costume for the renaissance faire in Waxahachie and alter my own clothing. I have made several alterations for friends and family on past, usually easy stuff like hemmimg, shortening, and buttons. I'm thinking about starting an alterations business outta my home. Not just for folks around my neighborhood and area, but I'm thinking about extending my business towards the people on these boards. Start small, work my way outward. I have an idea as to how to do mail- order alterations, but it's still a fledgling. Do y'all think something like that would take off, or should I stay local?
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

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    Ignoring the fail that was this weekend, starting again.
    Lunch was tortilla soup, no tortillas, no chips, lime water.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

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    What is in tortilla soup if not tortillas? (not being a smartass - never heard of tortilla soup)

    Being a Limey I can't hep on the business front I'm afraid, but in theoretical terms I'd want to see some past work before committing garments to be altered...so maybe easier to start local and build up? Or build a portfolio of things you've done, website, etc? How would you know how best to alter the clothes to fit if the person isn't there in front of you? I know it's a PITA if I try to measure or pin anything on/by myself!

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    Tortilla soup is shredded chicken, tomato, squash, chicken stock, lime juice, onion, garlic, and Mexican spices with fried tortilla strips and avocado floating on top. The intent is that the tortilla becomes something like a noodle. I just get it without the tortillas.
    As to the business end, it is feasible to alter shipped things, but it requires massive quantities of pins, photos, and massive communication. If I were to do it online, I'd mostly do simple work like resewing buttons, ripped seams, shortening pants/ sleeves/ skirts, etc. No major restructuring work. I do have several things I've done, either pattern work or repair work, that if I were to go through with the idea of the alterations business, I'd take photos of. I'm still hemming and hawing on the idea. I also took on much more job responsibility almost overnight, so the idea may get axed until I can get myself resituated.
    Planning on chicken broccoli alfredo w/ zuke noodles and salad tonight.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

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    Naiad,

    I'm so jealous of your mad sewing skills!!!
    Even if you are too busy right now to implement, it's always a great idea to keep in your back pocket

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    Yesterday:
    1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
    L: 2 c tortilla soup sans tortillas
    D: 1 Zucchini, 1 tbsp butter, 3 cloves garlic, 2 c steamed broccoli, 1.5 c alfredo sauce (from scratch) with ~ .5 lb Italian seasoned skinless chicken breast
    De: 1 c whipped heaven w/ 4 strawberries
    Went to Bahama Bucks to try to get more strawberries (Husband wanted a snow cone), but they were out. Got some sort of Chocolate smoothie thingy, but I could taste the fake sugar and the cola flavoring they put in it. Had maybe 5 oz of that.

    2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
    Laundry and digging for lost drainage and flat files at work. A little more than usual.

    3. Lift heavy things.
    Laundry: 1 30 lb basket of clothes lift and carry 100 ft twice, 4x 15 lb hangers (multiple skirts/ pants/ etc) twice, 10 hangers of shirts (~5 lb total).
    drainage and flat files: 1-3 lb 40- 50 times over 10 ft, 10- 40 lb over 20- 50 feet.

    4. Run really fast every once in a while.
    no

    5. Get lots of sleep.
    5

    6. Play.
    Cooked... It's a form of play with us. Wrestled with Husband for 15- 20 min (not sex, tickle wrestling.)

    7. Get some sunlight everyday:
    not enough to matter.
    8. Avoid trauma.
    W00t!

    9. Avoid poisonous things.
    Aside from that little bit of nasty smoothie, yeah.

    10. Use your mind
    Finished one design project, spoke with several citizens regarding why their property flooded in to 25 year storm, started reviewing a drainage plan, and started yet another streets project. I couldn't think, but I muddled through. I think the brain fog comes down to lack of Vit D and too low a levothyroxine dose. Stupid Dr office hasn't called it in yet. You wouldn't think 25 ug of any med would be that crucial, but oh, man, the difference between 75 and 100 is crazy.
    Yesterday didn't feel like a Monday. No idea what day it felt like, but it wasn't Monday.
    I'm not sure what I dislike more right now: the fact of not being able to draw a straight alignment for a theoretically straight road, or Civil 3D for trying to make land that's flatter than a pancake into mountains.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    6. Play.
    Wrestled with Husband for 15- 20 min (not sex, tickle wrestling.)
    Video or it didn't happen...
    God is great, beer is good, people are crazy

    Trashy Women
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkG3...eature=related

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