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Friday, November 23, 2007

I know, but I over slept, with reason.

I asked to be allowed to sleep in this morning. I woke at 5 am, and groaned, and fell back to sleep. It wasn't until 730 am that I actually got out of bed. Had coffee, made a mad dash to get the morning chores done in a world that is covered in a frost.

And promptly had a cigarette. Funny that here I am harping on the benefits of natural foods, and I am addicted to a genetically modified substance. Welcome to day one of Soul Ties.

I have not eaten anything today, ugh. And hopefully I can slowly quit smoking. Safety pins and cloth with my vices on it are in place. so, if I get a little snappy during the next 5 days, please remember it is not you my friends, it is me giving up food and smoking. I will be grumpy.

New to homesteading, Endless reaffirmation, mentioned on her blog the other day that when you look at homesteader blog tags, tools are not or rarely listed. I agree that we tend not to devote to much time to the subject. We write about the tools inside of other posts.

Starting Monday, I will start a series about the tools of homesteading. At least the tools that we use here on the 'stead.

If you have a certain tool that you are not sure how to use, or you don't think you are using correctly. Let me know about it so that we can figure it out together. I have run into some tools that I will just stare out, until my husband snickers and asked "do you know what it does?" ummm no. Luckily he does and can get me going in the right direction.

Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday, and so will my tools of the trade.

Did you get here late, want to know more about Soul Ties? Read Soul and Spirit Ties, and How to break Soul and Spirit Ties.


Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

I find that I don't talk about tools enough either, but my philosophy is when you need a tool and have to buy it(exhausting every borrowing possibility) buy the best one that is going to last you forever, at a reasonable price.

lisa said...

Good luck with quitting smoking....well worth the effort!

Phelan said...

Tim, it does seem odd that we don't label posts with tools. And I agree.

Lisa, thank you ~grumble grumble~ :D

Rhonda Jean said...

Phelan, good luck with your spirit and soul ties. To help you along, I've written: "Phelan is not smoking now" on three pieces of cloth and they are safety pinned to a basket in my sewing room. I wish you well, my friend.

I look forward to the tools post.

Phelan said...

Thank you so much Rhonda Jean!

abbagirl74 said...

Are you kidding me? You don't need to watch what you eat. You are the perfect size for your height. Don't turn into one of those skinny model types. Anyway, glad you are up and at em. What tool works in making those perfect size holes to plant in the vegetable garden. I am needing something to make a hole big enough to hold a starter plant. I am sure the answer is an easy one, I just don't know what it is. I used a little garden trowel this summer. Any suggestions?

Phelan said...

oh abba abba abba. The fasting is not a weight managment device. It is part of the Soul ties. The point to fasting and to pinning cloth to my undergarments is so that I can feel physically what I am doing to myself emotionally. Not eating for 5 days, will not cause me to become a stick thin model. What it will do is help me understand a few things about myself.

And on monday, I thought I might start with gardening, then move on to other tool related subject, like preserving, animal maintance and the like.

Laurie said...

Three words for your quitting smoking: real cinnamon sticks.

Five more: Best wishes from an ex-smoker!

elia said...

Phelan, this is great! I am looking forward to reading about tools, both from you and your readers. And I definitely need pointers in the gardening direction...

I tend to think that the fasting and the pinning of cloth are also both "tools" of a sort - they're specific things you're doing/using to accomplish specific goals related to the way you want to live your life.

Good luck with all of it!

alrescate said...

Good luck with the Soul Ties!

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