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#181 Old 10-03-2013, 08:54 PM
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This thread is great :)

 

I've been trying to cleanse my life of negativity lately (it doesn't help my depression one bit) and things like this are so wonderful to see. Too often we focus on the negative and forget the positive.

 

Positives in my life:

 

I got married earlier this month.

We're going on a honeymoon to NYC and Salem, MA in October.

Going to Disneyland in October too.

Halloween is coming up!

Husband gets out of the Marine Corps soon.

I started making jewelry to sell on etsy.

My recovery from depression (which got horrible back in December. I was admitted to county psych) is going so well. I've completely committed to it.

 

And of course:

 

I'm back on veggieboards with my old friends :)

Congrats on your marriage, hooray for recovery, yay for all of the above, and welcome back! I came back to VB last week after a very long absence, as well - like a year and a half. And I remember you! :)

 

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I went to the library today, returning some books, and checking out others, and getting 3 that I had on hold. Veganomicon, Vegan Eats World, and Vegan With A Vengeance, plus Vegan Family Favorites, The Artful Vegan, and Native Foods Restaurant Cooking. Also the DVD of Forks Over Knives (I want to share that with my parents some evening). Life certainly is good right now.

Very cool! Speaking of books, I was at Barnes and Noble tonight and checked out the veg*n cookbook section. They no longer occupy a mere one or two shelves - we're talkin' an entire panel in the section, top to bottom. It was beautiful.

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I went to the library today, returning some books, and checking out others, and getting 3 that I had on hold. Veganomicon, Vegan Eats World, and Vegan With A Vengeance, plus Vegan Family Favorites, The Artful Vegan, and Native Foods Restaurant Cooking. Also the DVD of Forks Over Knives (I want to share that with my parents some evening). Life certainly is good right now.

 

That's great, Purp. I haven't bought any cookbooks in a while, but I was considering picking up a few from the library to see if I liked them. I own Veganomicon and it's really good. (Since I own that, I haven't bothered to pick up Vegan with a Vengeance). Let me know what you think of The Artful Vegan and Vegan Eats World, please. :)
 

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Very cool! Speaking of books, I was at Barnes and Noble tonight and checked out the veg*n cookbook section. They no longer occupy a mere one or two shelves - we're talkin' an entire panel in the section, top to bottom. It was beautiful.

 

It's funny you mention this! I was checking out the cookbook section at Barnes and Noble two weeks ago and noticed the same thing. It is great to see plant-based/veg*n books receiving more attention and shelf space.

 

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The grocery store I go to has this community resource room, and the front of it is filled wiyh vegan and raw cook books to buy. When I saw that I had thought I died and went to vegan heaven.

Then I realized I probably don't need to buy anymore books.
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The grocery store I go to has this community resource room, and the front of it is filled wiyh vegan and raw cook books to buy. When I saw that I had thought I died and went to vegan heaven.

Then I realized I probably don't need to buy anymore books.

 

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My positive of the day is the birds are singing in the trees with beautiful colourful leaves .... I sit outside and watch them and hear their beautiful songs smiley.gif I saw a few chipmunks scurry by too they are soooo cute!
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Hey, Aristede! Can't remember whether I shared this already (if I did, big apology--my memory's crap, haha), but here's that coconut curry sweet pototo recipe I'd mentioned a while ago. Hope it keeps you warm as Chicago gets chillier :)

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Hey, Aristede! Can't remember whether I shared this already (if I did, big apology--my memory's crap, haha), but here's that coconut curry sweet pototo recipe I'd mentioned a while ago. Hope it keeps you warm as Chicago gets chillier :)

 

This is perfect for the cool weather we're having in Chicago! I love autumn weather and it's nice to eat these kinds of warming foods. Curry is one of my favorites!

 

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This is one of the truly gorgeous autumn days I look forward to all year long. And I just got some great ideas from the pumpkin thread!
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This is one of the truly gorgeous autumn days I look forward to all year long. And I just got some great ideas from the pumpkin thread!

 

I'm glad you like the pumpkin thread! There are so many dishes that I haven't made with pumpkin, but so very little time! 

 

As for today, it's a beautiful day. Our morning and mid-way were a bit warm, but the temperature is slowly dropping to the temperatures that are associated with autumn (crisp and cool!). Also, I've come to the understanding that my body just doesn't do animal products well anymore. Cheese, eggs, and ice cream have been a part of my life since I was a kid, but I feel better when I'm not eating them. I've been reducing my consumption of them gradually over the years, but maybe it's time to kick them....

 

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The grocery store I go to has this community resource room, and the front of it is filled wiyh vegan and raw cook books to buy. When I saw that I had thought I died and went to vegan heaven.

Then I realized I probably don't need to buy anymore books.

River, just remember, there's no such thing as too many books. It's like too much fresh air, it doesn't happen. :book::o

 

Yesterday I went into town and first went to the Y and worked out, then went to the library to get the one, yes, count it, one book I had on hold, and walked out of the library with 12 books. Does anyone know anything about leaving well enough alone? That doesn't seem to be one of my talents. :D


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Hi, all,

 

I just wanna say how much I truly, truly adore this forum. I am so grateful for it.

 

I haven't been posting much because I started up school again (I promise I will eventually respond to all those threads I left hanging) but I read so much, I've become a bit of a lurker while I wait in between classes and read forum posts on my iPhone, or I make small posts when I can. I am lucky to do that at the least for now! I can't wait to have time to post more, when I have more time, perhaps over Winter Break. I just love you guys just from reading! This is the coolest place on the internet!! :up:

 

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Hi, all,

I just wanna say how much I truly, truly adore this forum. I am so grateful for it.

I haven't been posting much because I started up school again (I promise I will eventually respond to all those threads I left hanging) but I read so much, I've become a bit of a lurker while I wait in between classes and read forum posts on my iPhone, or I make small posts when I can. I am lucky to do that at the least for now! I can't wait to have time to post more, when I have more time, perhaps over Winter Break. I just love you guys just from reading! This is the coolest place on the internet!! thumbsup.gif

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Also, my positive thing is it's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and I'm staying home instead of travelling to visit my family because it was too crazy busy to travel by Greyhound and I honestly didn't want to go anyway. I will be visiting with them next week but for now I get to go to a compassionate vegan potluck tomorrow! There are going to be over 200 people there and so much food, it's going to be awesome. I much prefer that to awkward family time, haha. I'm going to be baking a bunch of cookies to bring, I'm thinking maybe these ones: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2012/09/pumpkin-cookies-pecans-chocolate-oats.html grin.gif
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Hi, all,

 

I just wanna say how much I truly, truly adore this forum. I am so grateful for it.

 

I haven't been posting much because I started up school again (I promise I will eventually respond to all those threads I left hanging) but I read so much, I've become a bit of a lurker while I wait in between classes and read forum posts on my iPhone, or I make small posts when I can. I am lucky to do that at the least for now! I can't wait to have time to post more, when I have more time, perhaps over Winter Break. I just love you guys just from reading! This is the coolest place on the internet!! :up:

 

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I am glad that you find VeggieBoards helpful and welcoming! It is a pretty nifty place, isn't it? We look forward to your future posts as you have the time. :yes:

 

 

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Also, my positive thing is it's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and I'm staying home instead of travelling to visit my family because it was too crazy busy to travel by Greyhound and I honestly didn't want to go anyway. I will be visiting with them next week but for now I get to go to a compassionate vegan potluck tomorrow! There are going to be over 200 people there and so much food, it's going to be awesome. I much prefer that to awkward family time, haha. I'm going to be baking a bunch of cookies to bring, I'm thinking maybe these ones: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2012/09/pumpkin-cookies-pecans-chocolate-oats.html grin.gif

 

That's awesome, WG! Vegan Chicago is having a vegan potluck next month that I'm planning to attend. At Vegan Chicago's summer picnic in the park (with the orchestra) I brought cookies too; they were vegan peanut butter-chocolate-oatmeal cookies. They went over pretty well, especially since I'm still refining my vegan baking skills. The recipe you've chosen looks good, so I'm going to bookmark it. :) (I love pecans.)

 

It's great that you can have this kind of event to go to. I take it that your family is not veg*n (but perhaps veg*n-friendly)? I agree about awkward family time. I'm cool hanging with my immediate family. It's just when I get with the extended family that it gets kinda...meh. There's only so much you can talk about how's work/life, politics, and look at the old photos...

 

As for my positive thing.... I'm getting the opportunity to network with some important professionals next week, so who knows what it'll lead to. ;)

 

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I was dehydrating some catnip to store & the room started smelling like it. My 16 year old kitty seemed to have gotten a contact buzz & was rolling all about the floor with super squinty kitty eyes. She was super loving afterwards, followed me wherever I went to lick my calves for hours. :D Silly kitty Flea

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I was dehydrating some catnip to store & the room started smelling like it. My 16 year old kitty seemed to have gotten a contact buzz & was rolling all about the floor with super squinty kitty eyes. She was super loving afterwards, followed me wherever I went to lick my calves for hours. :D Silly kitty Flea

 

Haha! My cats haven't had catnip in a while, but I remember how crazy some of them get. It's hilarious. Interestingly, some of my cats (presently and in the past) don't really react to catnip. The lack of interest shown by those cats is certainly less entertaining...

 

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I was dehydrating some catnip to store & the room started smelling like it. My 16 year old kitty seemed to have gotten a contact buzz & was rolling all about the floor with super squinty kitty eyes. She was super loving afterwards, followed me wherever I went to lick my calves for hours. :D Silly kitty Flea

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I was told I have a very good chance of getting the summer internship with the Animal Legal Defense Fund!
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I was told I have a very good chance of getting the summer internship with the Animal Legal Defense Fund!

 

Well done you - I'll cross my fingers for you.

 

My positive is my plans tonight got canceled so I get to spend the evening in bed with my laptop and books and eat cookies. I am so exhausted I'm glad something made me slow down!

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Well, I had a good day today. I did some professional networking with an official and got the chance to pave the way for some future opportunities. This evening, I'm going to the grand opening of a new Haberdash store in Chicago. It sells gear for men like shoes, pants, shirts, and (you guessed it), hats! (I love hats.)

 

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Well done you - I'll cross my fingers for you.

 

My positive is my plans tonight got canceled so I get to spend the evening in bed with my laptop and books and eat cookies. I am so exhausted I'm glad something made me slow down!

 

. Sometimes slowing down is a great thing to do! Give your body and mind a moment to relax. :)

 

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I was told I have a very good chance of getting the summer internship with the Animal Legal Defense Fund!

 

That's good news so far!  It'll certainly be a great experience for you as your continue your law studies. I'm hoping you are chosen! :yes:

 

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Why were you dehydrating catnip? I'm curious, that's all.

Well, it was a multipurpose task. I'm newish to living in the country so I actually tried growing things for the first time. (Did fairly well too :pibo:) Since I grew the catnip at least I knew it was organic & safe & free. The plants were rather large so I decided it was a good time (dew had dried but it was still sunny & early so I think the oils were at a heightened level?) to increase my winter supply. Most importantly, I try to get some time in the fresh air & sun :sunny: free of any so called protectants for real Vitamin D, & it feels good so I cut some & cleaned it & dried it. My future holds learning about seed saving soon enough! :boobies:

 

As I said, I'm fairly new to not living in the city so feel free to tell me if I did something wrong or incorrectly, etc. Suggestions ALWAYS welcome!

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Well, it was a multipurpose task. I'm newish to living in the country so I actually tried growing things for the first time. (Did fairly well too :pibo:) Since I grew the catnip at least I knew it was organic & safe & free. The plants were rather large so I decided it was a good time (dew had dried but it was still sunny & early so I think the oils were at a heightened level?) to increase my winter supply. Most importantly, I try to get some time in the fresh air & sun :sunny: free of any so called protectants for real Vitamin D, & it feels good so I cut some & cleaned it & dried it. My future holds learning about seed saving soon enough! :boobies:

 

As I said, I'm fairly new to not living in the city so feel free to tell me if I did something wrong or incorrectly, etc. Suggestions ALWAYS welcome!

Good luck to country living, and I'm glad you got some sun. I'm not in living in the country myself, but always watch where you walk, especially if cows, horses, cats, dogs or any other animal have been nearby (check your shoes frequently):up:

 

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Well done you - I'll cross my fingers for you.

 

My positive is my plans tonight got canceled so I get to spend the evening in bed with my laptop and books and eat cookies. I am so exhausted I'm glad something made me slow down!

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HOORAY!!! :bobo::pibo::vebo::nana:

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I was told I have a very good chance of getting the summer internship with the Animal Legal Defense Fund!

Wow, what a great opportunity!  I hope you get the position!

 

My positives...

yesterday I was talking to a couple of coworkers and the subject of my veganism came up.  We are having a party on Friday and one of them asked me what I eat and what she could bring for me (the first time in two years and eight months anyone asked what I would like although they all know I am vegan lol).  I gave some suggestions and also emailed them both a link to PETAs accidently vegan list because they both thought that it would be too overwhelming and restrictive to eat vegan and they know me as the "health nut".  They literally had no idea what they would eat.  A month ago I put up "go vegetarian for a month and sign up for a chance to win $1000" flyers on my cubicle wall.  I didn't hear from anyone, but I was surprised that one of the coworkers brought up the subject of that flyer and said she really thought hard about it and is now working on cutting way down on meat and eventually off it!  She thinks she can go vegetarian but going vegan is too overwhelming for her yet.  But it's still good news!  I also leafleted a college for the first time yesterday and it went very well.  And the sun shined for the first time since last Friday!

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Positive things:

 

1) I have to write a research paper on a health related topic for one of my final Kinesiology classes. I decided to write about vegetarianism and how it can prevent or solve many lifestyle diseases (obesity, diabetes, ect..). I have now read about 12 very long peer reviewed studies and articles on Pub med and have begun my own paper. I feel much more confident in my ability to speak about vegetarianism and to advocate for myself and the animals. Before I would always avoid the subject and feel cornered if it was brought up. Now I feel empowered and confident. 

 

2) I found the veggie boards forum! It has makes a huge difference in my life to have a place I can come online to get information and ask questions. I enjoy reading stories from like minded people. 

 

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Good luck to country living, and I'm glad you got some sun. I'm not in living in the country myself, but always watch where you walk, especially if cows, horses, cats, dogs or any other animal have been nearby (check your shoes frequently):up:

 

 

 Yeah, my 2 re-homed labs get me every time! If not them, then the deers love the crab apple trees so WATCH OUT! 

Cows are neighbors, horses take their humans on rides now & then, my cats inside, Llamas up the street & a peacock. Not sure if a pet peacock is quite legal. :confused:

Gotta use a walking stick to test the ground for gopher holes too! A broken ankle would royally bite! :help: 

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WONDERFUL day for me today! Positive 1. My Flea cat had a very good vet appointment. I'll get the results of her T4 tomorrow but she lost some weight so her med might be increased. Dr said she's in great shape for a 16 year old, nice coat, bright eyes, good affect. Yeah kitty! 

2. My vegan cookbook finally arrived!!! I read about it on here, & IT'S HERE! I bought 'The Gentle Chef Cookbook' by Skye Michael Conroy & am so excited to make something!

3. I found a recipe on here for ultra fast & easy jelly/jam using Chia seeds & fruit. WaLa! Jam/jelly be made! So maybe I'm a tad hyperactive or have little to no patience but I tried it & made some mixed berry jam. My attempt at doing hot water bath canning made enough strawberry jam for all of 2012 so I can do that type too but this chia jam was so EASY! 

 

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WONDERFUL day for me today! Positive 1. My Flea cat had a very good vet appointment. I'll get the results of her T4 tomorrow but she lost some weight so her med might be increased. Dr said she's in great shape for a 16 year old, nice coat, bright eyes, good affect. Yeah kitty!

2. My vegan cookbook finally arrived!!! I read about it on here, & IT'S HERE! I bought 'The Gentle Chef Cookbook' by Skye Michael Conroy & am so excited to make something!

3. I found a recipe on here for ultra fast & easy jelly/jam using Chia seeds & fruit. WaLa! Jam/jelly be made! So maybe I'm a tad hyperactive or have little to no patience but I tried it & made some mixed berry jam. My attempt at doing hot water bath canning made enough strawberry jam for all of 2012 so I can do that type too but this chia jam was so EASY!

 

~~~ Happy Donna :D

That's awesome that your cat has made it to 16!  My sister is very good with animals and her cats always live very long lives too.

 

I have to go look up that jam recipe now!  Looks really interesting!  I have used chia seeds to make puddings but never thought of jelly/jams.

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1) I have to write a research paper on a health related topic for one of my final Kinesiology classes. I decided to write about vegetarianism and how it can prevent or solve many lifestyle diseases (obesity, diabetes, ect..). I have now read about 12 very long peer reviewed studies and articles on Pub med and have begun my own paper. I feel much more confident in my ability to speak about vegetarianism and to advocate for myself and the animals. Before I would always avoid the subject and feel cornered if it was brought up. Now I feel empowered and confident.

 

2) I found the veggie boards forum! It has makes a huge difference in my life to have a place I can come online to get information and ask questions. I enjoy reading stories from like minded people.

 

Thank You :nigel:

Good luck with your research paper!  I would love to hear about the outcome and if you could share some of it here that would be great too!  What a great opportunity!


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