"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit."- Desiderius Erasmus

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Summer Hopes

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If there’s one thing I hate, it’s the feeling of missing out on fun. Tragically, I’ve always been good at coming up with Very Good Reasons to miss out on fun events. When I was a child and teenager, my parents were pretty strict. Often I was Not-Allowed. When working my way through university, I always Had-To-Work-That-Day. Now [...]

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To Be Known A Reasonable Creature

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“In our last conflict four of his five wits went halting off, and now is the whole man governed with one: so that if he have wit enough to keep himself warm, let him bear it for a difference between himself and his horse; for it is all the wealth that he hath left, to [...]

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Creature’s Summer Reading List: Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

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Inaugural Creature of Habit Book Review!   Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Oleson on the syrupy 70′s family staple Little House on the Prairie, regales the reader with anecdote after anecdote that confirms that the earnest, old-timey vibe of Little House was just as much a wooden facade as the town of Walnut Grove.   [...]

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Which Habit to Work On….

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I’ve been blogging for a few days now, so I guess you’re asking yourself which habit I’m planning to work on next.   I’ve been focusing a lot on diet and exercise, so I think I’m going to give writing about that a rest for the time being. Instead, I’m going to tackle on of the items on [...]

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Credit Where Credit is Due

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For as long as I can remember, I have been an unfortunate mix of ADHD sufferer and perfectionist. I set goals for myself with the best of intentions, but I usually have great difficulty with the follow-through. This sets me off on a path of self-loathing for not accomplishing my goal to my exacting standards. [...]

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Spam Troll

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I spent a bit of time this morning clearing out my comments box. Sadly, most of it was spam. Truth be told, one of the things that I’d never expected when I first conceived of this blog was the sheer amount of spam comments that would come my way.   In the grand tradition of [...]

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Baby Got Back

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“You should never apologize at the table. People will think, ‘Yes, it’s really not so good.’” – Julia Child     With that quote in mind, I will not be apologizing for my month-plus absence. I’m just going to come right out and say that thing that any good blogger should never say: I kind [...]

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Happy New Year!!

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This?   This is my new favourite blog. Seriously. The food looks just incendiary!!!   Just go there. You  won’t be sorry.    

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Day 27: Meal Planning

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  Epimetheus and I have been very planny today. We’ve been up to the usual Christmas hijinks and are plowing our way through the laundry. Naturally, we feel like superheroes.       We’ve also just finished our meal plan for this week. Because I like bragging about food I have that you don’t, I [...]

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SUCCESS!!!!

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  Success #1 – I did five consecutive days at the YMCA, alternating cardio/weights and swimming. This is a big deal for me.     Success #2 – I lost 5 lbs!!! I was hoping for 1-2 lbs, but I’ll take it! Weight Watchers aims for 1-2 lbs per week, which is the recommended rate [...]

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