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V is for _____________

August 26th, 2011

VEGETABLE LOVER – I’ve always loved vegetables of all kinds. I especially appreciate growing them and seeing how they grow and what they taste like when they’re homegrown.

VIDEOGRAPHER – Mr Chiots and I are small business owners and part of our business is videography. That’s why we make videos for Ethel and other projects.

VINTAGE BOND – I’m a huge fan of vintage bond movies. Usually Mr Chiots and I spend time between Christmas and New Year’s watching all the old James Bond movies.

What words/phrases describe you that start with a V?

Who’s joining in:
Nic at Nip it in the Bud
KB from My Old New House
Chas from Heritage Acres Homestead
Erika from Our Homegrown Family
Candie from Finding My Roots
Louisa from The Really Good Life
Judy from My Freezer is Full
Xan from Not Dabbling in Normal and Mahlzeit
Amy from I Love Nubians, Make Mine Mini
Jaspanelle from Paganites
Greg from plot 52 is doing beautiful illustrations!
Lisa from Realisa Building an Authentic Life
Emily from Sincerely Emily
Joanna from Zeb Bakes
Misky from Misk Cooks
Compostwoman from The Compost Bin
Tracy from Back to Basics
Susan from Penless Writer
Whit from Knitty Whit
Lynn from Edging Toward the Good Life
Join the Alphabet in August Flickr Photo Group

(if you’re joining in on your blog let me know so I can add you to the list and please link to the daily post here at Chiot’s Run when you post and a pingback will show up in the comments here so people can head over to read your words).

U is for ____________

August 25th, 2011

UNCONVENTIONAL – I’m unconventional in a lot of ways, in my ideas and viewpoints. People are often surprised by some of my viewpoints because they assume that because I ascribe to certain beliefs, I should also believe other things.

UNWILLING TO SAY CAN’T – I like to try new things and am so stubborn that I will often try things simply because other people think it can’t be done.

UNIQUE – I’ve had a very interesting life, growing up in another country, lots of interesting experiences. I’ve lived in the city and in the country. I try to celebrate my uniqueness and try not to be swayed what it’s style. It can be tough to keep your uniqueness in a society that likes homogenization and sameness.

UNSOCIAL – As an introvert, I am often described as unsocial by others. I’m not actually unsocial, I’m just limited social. I limit my social engagements because they wear me out. I don’t mind small groups of people, but large groups really wear me out.

What words/phrases describe you that start with a U?

Who’s joining in:
Nic at Nip it in the Bud
KB from My Old New House
Chas from Heritage Acres Homestead
Erika from Our Homegrown Family
Candie from Finding My Roots
Louisa from The Really Good Life
Judy from My Freezer is Full
Xan from Not Dabbling in Normal and Mahlzeit
Amy from I Love Nubians, Make Mine Mini
Jaspanelle from Paganites
Greg from plot 52 is doing beautiful illustrations!
Lisa from Realisa Building an Authentic Life
Emily from Sincerely Emily
Joanna from Zeb Bakes
Misky from Misk Cooks
Compostwoman from The Compost Bin
Tracy from Back to Basics
Susan from Penless Writer
Whit from Knitty Whit
Lynn from Edging Toward the Good Life
Join the Alphabet in August Flickr Photo Group

(if you’re joining in on your blog let me know so I can add you to the list and please link to the daily post here at Chiot’s Run when you post and a pingback will show up in the comments here so people can head over to read your words).

T is for ____________

August 24th, 2011

TOMATO – I love tomatoes. I remember eating tomatoes like apples when I was little. Now I at least slice them and add a little salt & freshly ground pepper. I will always have a nice collection of heirloom tomatoes growing in my garden.

THIRTY-SOMETHING – I really appreciate being in my thirties. It’s great to be older and wiser. Some people pine for youth, I’m happy with where I am in my life. I’m sure when I’m in my forties I’ll appreciate all the knowledge and wisdom I gained in my thirties.

TEA DRINKER – I love coffee, but I’m also an herbal tea drinker. I have a wide variety of herbal teas in my pantry, I especially love the ones from Mountain Rose Herbs. I especially love their Vita Blend tea which I drink almost daily for the health benefits.

THINKER – My mind is constantly active, as a result I’m a bit of an insomniac. It’s rare that my mind is working on some issue or problem.

TRAVEL – even though I enjoy the comfort of my own home and spend a lot of time there, I love get out to see the country. I enjoy traveling and we try to take a few trips each year. We’re currently on a mission to visit all the national parks in the U.S. So far we’ve checked 10 or so off of our list and are currently out West checking a few more off of the list.

THANKFUL – I try to remember to be thankful for the things that I have. I’m a big believer that taking time to think about the things your blessed with will help you be more content and not be pining for more things.

What words/phrases describe you that start with a T?

Who’s joining in:
Nic at Nip it in the Bud
KB from My Old New House
Chas from Heritage Acres Homestead
Erika from Our Homegrown Family
Candie from Finding My Roots
Louisa from The Really Good Life
Judy from My Freezer is Full
Xan from Not Dabbling in Normal and Mahlzeit
Amy from I Love Nubians, Make Mine Mini
Jaspanelle from Paganites
Greg from plot 52 is doing beautiful illustrations!
Lisa from Realisa Building an Authentic Life
Emily from Sincerely Emily
Joanna from Zeb Bakes
Misky from Misk Cooks
Compostwoman from The Compost Bin
Tracy from Back to Basics
Susan from Penless Writer
Whit from Knitty Whit
Lynn from Edging Toward the Good Life
Join the Alphabet in August Flickr Photo Group

(if you’re joining in on your blog let me know so I can add you to the list and please link to the daily post here at Chiot’s Run when you post and a pingback will show up in the comments here so people can head over to read your words).

S is for _____________

August 23rd, 2011

SUSY – My name, short for Susan – which I never go by so it’s weird when someone calls me that.

SIMPLE – the older I get the more I try to simplify my life. I’m doing pretty well. The best part of simplifying my life is that it saves a lot of money as well and it gives me more time.

SKEPTICAL – I’m very skeptical of a lot of things, always needing to read more and research before believing something. Everything I read and hear I take with a grain of salt.

SALTY – I love salt, real salt. I have a wide variety of salt, my favorite being pink Himalayan salt. We consume a lot of salt. I don’t believe the hype that salt is bad for you, especially if you’re using a good sea salt with lots of minerals.

SAVER – I’ve always been a saver, my piggy bank being one of my favorite things as a kid. I always loved heading down to the bank with my savings account book to have the teller write my deposits in. I loved seeing the totals go up and up.

STUBBORN – I can be quite stubborn in a lot of ways. Most often it comes in the form of determination, but sometimes it’s simple stubbornness.

What words/phrases describe you that start with a S?

Who’s joining in:
Nic at Nip it in the Bud
KB from My Old New House
Chas from Heritage Acres Homestead
Erika from Our Homegrown Family
Candie from Finding My Roots
Louisa from The Really Good Life
Judy from My Freezer is Full
Xan from Not Dabbling in Normal and Mahlzeit
Amy from I Love Nubians, Make Mine Mini
Jaspanelle from Paganites
Greg from plot 52 is doing beautiful illustrations!
Lisa from Realisa Building an Authentic Life
Emily from Sincerely Emily
Joanna from Zeb Bakes
Misky from Misk Cooks
Compostwoman from The Compost Bin
Tracy from Back to Basics
Susan from Penless Writer
Whit from Knitty Whit
Lynn from Edging Toward the Good Life
Join the Alphabet in August Flickr Photo Group

(if you’re joining in on your blog let me know so I can add you to the list and please link to the daily post here at Chiot’s Run when you post and a pingback will show up in the comments here so people can head over to read your words).

R is for ____________

August 22nd, 2011

READER – I’ve always been a reader, the library being one of my favorite places to visit as a girl. I distinctly remember reading a book a day when I was in 7th and 8th grade.

REALIST – I’ve seen a lot of things in my life and therefore I am a realist. I try not to have unrealistic goals for myself or for others. I try to accept that things will not be perfect. This is a bit difficult since I have a habit of being a bit of a perfectionist.

RELIGIOUS – I grew up in a very conservative Christian home and continue to be very religious, though not in the traditional sense of the word.

RURAL – I’m a rural soul. I’ve lived in various cities, but my heart has always been in a rural place. I love the slow pace of rural life.

REAL FOODIE – I appreciate good real simple food. I’ve transitioned to this from more of foodie in the regular sense of the word. I’m learning to love food at it’s essence, as close to nature as possible.

RESERVED – I’m a fairly private person and am very reserved about a lot of things. This is probably because I’m a introvert. It’s kind of funny that I have a blog

REFLECTIVE – I try to be reflective and learn from my mistakes. I strive to become a better person all the time and being reflective is key in achieving this.

What words/phrases describe you that start with a R?

Who’s joining in:
Nic at Nip it in the Bud
KB from My Old New House
Chas from Heritage Acres Homestead
Erika from Our Homegrown Family
Candie from Finding My Roots
Louisa from The Really Good Life
Judy from My Freezer is Full
Xan from Not Dabbling in Normal and Mahlzeit
Amy from I Love Nubians, Make Mine Mini
Jaspanelle from Paganites
Greg from plot 52 is doing beautiful illustrations!
Lisa from Realisa Building an Authentic Life
Emily from Sincerely Emily
Joanna from Zeb Bakes
Misky from Misk Cooks
Compostwoman from The Compost Bin
Tracy from Back to Basics
Susan from Penless Writer
Whit from Knitty Whit
Lynn from Edging Toward the Good Life
Join the Alphabet in August Flickr Photo Group

(if you’re joining in on your blog let me know so I can add you to the list and please link to the daily post here at Chiot’s Run when you post and a pingback will show up in the comments here so people can head over to read your words).

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