Month: January 2016

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Communion and Whole 30

I’ve been on the Whole 30 for 10 days and being very diligent. But we had communion in church this morning, and of course I took it. Then I went to the potluck — I have this relationships resolution, you […]

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Butterick 6838

This is my go-to nightgown pattern, Butterick 6838, made up in Robert Kaufmann Cozy Cotton flannel. This fabric is so thick and plush that it makes the perfect winter nightie.The pattern is easy and the style is pretty and comfortable. […]

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Friday Night

My planner shows my plan for this evening: to stay in and finish a wonderful novel I’m reading. Last night La Bella and I went to an excellent concert of 20th century piano music, with slides from the Hubble telescope. […]

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Whole30 Report

I am eating perfectly wholesome meals. Here you see breakfast: scrambled eggs with a bit of bacon, half a grapefruit, a fruit smoothie. I trust that this provides my brain with enough glucose to be able to make it through […]

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Brain Malfunction

Here’s my lunch. I was very energetic and happy at lunchtime, and all this nice protein and produce should have kept me on track for further energy and happiness, but in fact my brain seems to have shut down. I […]

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Day 3 or 4

Apparently a feeling of being hungover is normal for Whole30 participants on Days 2 and 3 and then on Days 4 and 5 it’s normal to be bad-tempered. I don’t feel bad tempered. Hungry, yes. Bored with eating fish and […]

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Month of Self

January, under the time management system I use, is the Month of Self.  Not the time to reorganize your home or take on charitable projects or even double down on work projects, but the time to think about your life […]

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Whole30 Day… 1?

There was indeed pastry yesterday, plus pizza and yogurt. And since I didn’t finish eating it yesterday, I started my Whole30 this afternoon, after consuming the remaining cherry pie for tea. That’s it, though. Palm-sized protein and salad three times […]

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Getting Ready

I’m starting the Whole30 tomorrow. Today will involve pastry. A Whole30 meal is a piece of protein the size of your palm on a plate, with the rest of the plate covered in vegetables. You can add fruit and a […]