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B is for _______________

August 3rd, 2011

BLOGGER – I must admit, once I started blogging I haven’t looked back. It’s the perfect way for an introvert to engage with others. I truly enjoy the creative outlet that blogging has been for me – and I’m happy that you are all along for the ride!

BARE FEET – My feet love to be without shoes. I don’t mind sandals or flip flops because they’re close to being barefoot. As soon as the weather warms enough in spring I kick off my shoes and they don’t go back on again until it gets frosty in fall.

BOOK WORM – Often, if I have a spare moment of time, you’ll find my nose in a book. Most often, they’re books about some skill I’m trying to master or some area I’d like to learn more about. In the winter, I may even read some fiction when I have a few more minutes of free time. I find reading to be the best entertainment and prefer it over TV any day.

BOUNDLESS – I try to have no bounds to the things I will try, read, taste, or do. I’m always willing to try something new, read books outside of my belief system, taste new foods as I come across them, and do things I’m uncomfortable doing to stretch myself. I am a big believer and pushing your boundaries to build character and stretch your mind – and who knows you may find a new favorite food or hobby!

BROAD – As a result of being boundless, I now have a very broad list of things that I like and am proficient at. I hope that as I get older I continue to broaden my horizons so I don’t get entrenched in ideas/thoughts/foods/patterns/etc.

BUSY – I’m a busy bee. Since I have a job, own a business, have a few other part time hobby jobs I’m busy with work. Add to that all of my hobbies: cooking, gardening, photography, etc and my days are jam packed without a minute to spare. I actually have a huge list of things I want to do and have not had the time to get to them yet (like building a root cellar in my basement and a mud oven in my garden). I don’t mind being busy, it keeps me out of trouble and it makes me feel like I’m maximizing the time that I do have!

BIRD LOVER – I love our little featherd friends that flit about my garden. Growing up I often had pet birds from parakeets to love birds. Now I simply feed the ones in my garden and provide them with water and plants that they love.

BARBARIAN – I’ve mentioned my love for playing the game Diablo with Mr Chiots. In that game my character is a barbarian and I wield a huge maul as my weapon of choice, probably not what you’d expect! Since I’m so busy (as mentioned above) we rarely have time to play anymore. In fact it’s been since Christmas day that we’ve played.

BACON – do I need to expand on this one?

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

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
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).

20 Comments to “B is for _______________”
  1. Sande on August 3, 2011 at 7:29 am

    What a great idea. I don’t post daily so I don’t think I’d keep up by playing along, but I looked at everyone’s links to see what they were doing and enjoyed seeing some new blogs.
    Yours are well thought out and expressed and your pictures so creative. I’ll be checking back through the month.

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    • Susy on August 3, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Feel free to do a once a week posting of all the letters if that’s easier for you!

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  2. Candie on August 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Bacon!! I new I forgot one!! LOL

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  3. Allison on August 3, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I must say, minus the Birdlover and the Barbarian, I think I’d say all the others would be the same for me :)

    I try to love things with feathers….really I do. I am more ‘scared’ of them – lol. But we’re getting Chickens in the Spring so I need to get over that fear as fast as possible ;)

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    • Susy on August 3, 2011 at 8:13 am

      Guess getting chickens will help with that. I certainly can’t wait to have chickens someday!

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  4. Judy on August 3, 2011 at 8:42 am

    How could I have forgotten BLOGGER! LOL!! But I did admit that I can be a BRAT at times.

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    • Susy on August 3, 2011 at 8:47 am

      Good one – BRAT – think we could all add this to our list!

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  5. Chas on August 3, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Susy, I think I could just copy yours and it apply to me as well! At least for the most part! :)

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  6. Xan on August 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

    This exercise has convinced me to bring my computer with me on our short road trip after all, so I can keep playing along!

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    • Susy on August 3, 2011 at 9:17 am

      So I guess “Committed” will be on your list of C’s tomorrow!

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    • Candie on August 3, 2011 at 10:37 am

      I talked about Berries also!

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  7. Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm on August 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Bergamot – Bee Balm love that smell!
    Blanket cover beside the hearth in winter!
    Bees that pollinate my garden and make honey!

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  8. MAYBELLINE on August 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I agree with you that blogging is perfect for an introvert.

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  9. goatpod2 on August 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    My letter B post is up now!


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  10. Jaspenelle on August 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    A Beautiful list! I just posted my list, bloggers we are. I’m tempted to post about my blue potatoes later…

    Barefoot, that is a good one I forgot. I love feeling the grass between my toes.

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  11. B is for ______ | Paganites on August 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    […] there are more Bs over on Chiot’s Run.) […]

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  12. nic@nipitinthebud on August 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    B is for … blogger too! Obvious I know but interesting to reflect on where it all began. This challenge is proving to be so thought provoking.

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  13. Compostwoman on August 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I am in!

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  14. Tracy on August 3, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I’m joining!

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  15. Misk Cooks on August 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Chiot, I just adore those little letters propped up against things in the photos. So cute. :D

    My contribution for the Letter B is posted at

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