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M is for ____________

August 16th, 2011

MUSHROOM LOVER – I love all things mushroom and can make a meal of them. I’ll eat them on anything and often do. This year I’m attempting to grow mushrooms in the garden.

MOWING – Even though I don’t have much lawn left here at Chiot’s Run I love to mow.

MAP PERSON – GPS is nice and we have one to help with our travels to events – but I love a good map. You’ll always find me with an atlas in my lap while we’re traveling the country.

MAXIMIZE – Since I’ve got so much going on, I’m pretty good at maximizing my time. I’ve learned to be efficient in the things that I do so I don’t waste time. That way I can get a whole lot more done throughout the week.

MARRIED – This is definitely something that defines me. Mr Chiots and I have been married for 13 years now. Being married is a wonderful thing when you find the right person.

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

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).

16 Comments to “M is for ____________”
  1. K.B. on August 16, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Good Ms! I’m with you on mushrooms – well, all fungi actually, having worked in mycology research for many years, but I still get excited when I find a mushroom! I need to work on that maximize thing though…

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  2. goatpod2 on August 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

    My O is up now!


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  3. Sincerely, Emily on August 16, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I also enjoy maps. Even if they are on the computer. I tend to look at my route before I head out the door, especially when I have never been somewhere before. The atlas is with me on a trip too. It helps with a sense of direction I think. My M’s were motorcycle, mustard (thank you for inspiring me) and menopause! Oh and I enjoy mushrooms too. Emily

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    • Susy on August 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Oh, mustard – I forgot to mention that one. I love mustards of all colors and flavors.

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  4. Emily on August 16, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I’m very eager to learn about the future mushroom-growing exploits in your garden.

    And (re: K.B’s post), I, too, worked in a mycology lab for a couple of years during undergrad. Weird!

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  5. MAYBELLINE on August 16, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Of course, M stands for Maybelline!
    Maps?! I can’t believe there is another super freak for maps out there. I absolutely enjoy reading and exploring a map. Do you find, like me, that it’s difficult to get lost?

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    • Susy on August 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      Yes, much more difficult to get lost when you have a good map. I find GPS maps to be kind of confusing at times.

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  6. Allison on August 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Here Here for Mushroom Lovers!!!!

    We grew our own Portabellas in the spring!

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  7. Karla on August 16, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I also love maps. When I’m traveling to a city, I like to see if there is a Pop-Out map for it. It’s about postcard size when folded but includes street maps for walking, subway/train maps if applicable, and listings of things to see. So far I have maps for the Twin Cities, DC, Chicago, Boston, New York, and San Diego, and I will be checking soon to see if there’s one for Denver.

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  8. Judy on August 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Oh, I like your Map Lover. I refuse to get a GPS. I’ve heard too many horror stories about them and I happen to have an excellent sense of direction so maps it is for me.

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  9. Candie on August 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Im back again LOL. I feel like I have been sick all of August. Anyone out there have any tips on fighting a perpetual Yuck… for someone who does not get sick often this is a real drag.

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    • Susy on August 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

      I’d highly recommend adding some Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil / Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend – Capsules to your diet, along with some coconut oil and raw milk if possible. After adding these things to my diet I find that I haven’t gotten so much as a sniffle. The vitamin D in the cod liver oil really helps boost immunity, as does coconut oil and good pastured butter & raw milk.

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      • Candie on August 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

        I will look into the Capsules, I am trying to find a raw milk option around Dayton but so far have not had any luck. I am starting to use coconut oil so maybe that will help!

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      • Susy on August 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm

        We used to take the capsules and now take the liquid.

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  10. nic@nipitinthebud on August 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Having had an ‘F is for … forager’ I’d love to say mushroom was on my list too. But frankly the thought of picking my own scares me – even experts get it wrong sometimes! I do enjoy eating them though.

    I’m still running a day late but hope to catch up with you soon. Today M is for … monster marrows.

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  11. Katie on August 19, 2011 at 12:15 am

    M is for MORE! I always seek for something more to this life I have right now. That’s why I love to travel and see the world. :)

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