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D is for _______________

August 5th, 2011

DEMANDING – I demand a lot of myself and have high expectations in everything I do. Although I’m learning to cut myself some slack and appreciate imperfections.

DETERMINED – When I set my mind to something nothing can sway me. Because of this I have tremendous will power.

DO-IT-MYSELFER – We’re building our own camper, don’t think I need to explain this one any further.

DREAMER – I dream of having a small farm some day with some chickens, miniature burros and some Scottish Highland cows. I even have a board on Pinterest titled “The Farm in my Mind” with inspiration and a savings account named “The Good Life Fund”.

DISTRUSTFUL – I’m fairly distrustful of government organizations (like the EPA, FDA & the USDA) and many corporations (like Monsanto, Cargill, big pharma) and the dictocrats that tell us what we should be doing. After much reading and research I’m finding that all the stuff they tell us to eat is really bad for us and all the stuff they tell us not to eat is usually good for us – like egg yolks, bacon, butter, saturated fat from pastured animals, cheese, etc. This is probably why I’m cynical and a love conspiracy theories as I mentioned yesterday.

DIVERGENT – Because of my distrust mentioned above, I have very divergent views on things – especially food, eating & health.

DILIGENT – When I set my mind to something I’m very diligent about getting it done and accomplishing my goals. I can be very focused, sometimes to the detriment of other areas in my life.

DYSFUNCTIONAL – aren’t we all in some way, shape or form?

DEEPLY CONVICTED – about the food I eat and where it comes from.

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

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
Whit from Knitty Whit
Patti from Poodlebugs
Teresa from Little Tidbits of Teresa’s Life
Susan from The Penless Writer
Join the Alphabet in August Flickr Photo Group – all my letter images will be in there if you want to use them on your blogs.

(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).

17 Comments to “D is for _______________”
  1. Gayle on August 5, 2011 at 6:45 am

    So far, you sound like you are describing me. I have exactly the same traits as you. BTW, I notice on your dream farm that you will have llamas. Consider miniature lllamas. That is what I raise and they are awesome animals, sweet natured, intelligent, inquisitive, gentle and have wonderful fiber for spinning.

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  2. Boni on August 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

    It is your blog and you can write whatever you want. But as a reader following this blog everyday for the last few weeks I thought I would send across some ‘F’ for feed back. I find this alphabet business way too boring especially since the ‘G’ for gardening stuff has completely dropped off. Hope you can take a bit of ‘C’ for Criticism.

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    • Susy on August 5, 2011 at 9:27 am

      Thanks for the feedback, sorry you feel that way. There is a reason I’m doing this challenge and you’ll find out at the end of the month. You can come back in September and start reading again if you want to read more about gardening.

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  3. Wanda on August 5, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I really enjoy your blog. I’m afraid I went a little nuts when I checked out your pinterest and repinned a few of your home and garden ideas. I’m new to pinterest and love it.

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  4. nic@nipitinthebud on August 5, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I was surprised to find D a real struggle today and only came up with daughter!

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    • Susy on August 5, 2011 at 8:54 am

      Surprisingly I found K to be quite difficult so far.

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  5. goatpod2 on August 5, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I posted my D post. I do live on a farm but I lived on this farm since I was 18 I think.


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  6. Teresa on August 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I am going to start joining in today. Seems like alot of fun! Thanks for the idea!

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  8. Susan Joyce on August 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Just posted by “B” and got so caught up with my first choice I didn’t even do other individual ones. I am enjoying this very much, It is not clear to me whether I have to reenter my information each day to be added to the list. I am curious about pinterest and will have to check that out when I have time.

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    • Susy on August 5, 2011 at 11:39 am

      You can simply link here and a link should show up in the comments linking to your post.

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  9. MAYBELLINE on August 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Dang it. You took my word; therefore I will use direct. I am blunt and to the point. There is no guessing with my meaning.

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  10. Jaspenelle on August 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I am really loving this series. At times it feels like we have so much in common (and sometimes so different.) I love learning about people (Also DIY Dreamers unite. ^^)

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  11. Erika on August 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Yipee! Someone else who is distrustful! Nice to find a companion in my thoughts I just thought I was weird.


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  12. KimH on August 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Well… I’d say the biggest D word I can think of for myself is Dingy… LOL (Like ding dong dingy, not shabby old dingy)
    I doubt anyone who knows me would disagree.. Another is Dorky… but us Dingy Dorks have a lot of fun in Life so we is what we is! ;)

    Determined & dilligent are iothers that definitely describes me too.. and descriptive is another trait I have in abundance.. much to the annoyance to one or two folks in the world. ;)

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  13. Candie on August 5, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I liked this one! I got to use Disney Pictures!

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  14. Michele on August 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Amen……distrustful of many, many things involving the government, and their friends and family. Behind most conspiracies is much truth – it only takes about 40 years for some of the truth to come out.

    I am beginning to see that many of us have many things in common. Nice to know one isn’t alone after all – even in this state.

    A small farm…I wonder how the city would feel if we purchased the houses around us and turned it back into what it once was – a farm? A girl can dream.

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