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Archive for January, 2016

Communion and Whole 30

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

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 know — and chose meat and veg… and then discovered that nearly everything I had […]

Butterick 6838

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

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. I had cut this out last fall along with another of the same pattern in […]

Friday Night

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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. It made me think about beauty. I listened to the beautiful music so arduously and […]

Whole30 Report

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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 the morning without too much loss of cleverness. Here’s lunch: fish and salad and a […]


Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Brain Malfunction

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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 can’t think of awesome blog topics or anything. I’ve done five highly productive hours already […]

Day 3 or 4

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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 salad, chicken and salad, beef and salad, eggs and salad — yes. But there are […]

Month of Self

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

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 and do the Clearing, the budget, the goals and resolutions. Plan the year, choose a […]

Whole30 Day… 1?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

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 a day for the next 30 days. It’s essentially the same as Ignite, though Whole30 […]

Getting Ready

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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 thumb’s worth of cooking fat, plus a handful of nuts or coconut if you’re in […]

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