11 January 2019

Desk Chit Chat: Diet, Names, Hygge, Ponder

The diet I've made for myself works well for me. The pizza every other month with no carry over creates a bonus because it has increased, what's that word I keep forgetting...oh great...the word is...is...discipline! Yes, I have more discipline to talk myself out of buying [as much] junk food...sings the chocolate marshmallow Santas on the shiny wrapper(s) in the trash.

Characters need good names. If I see a neat name, then I try to jot it down. Credits at the end of films and television shows are a good source for unusual (to me) names. Another resource is the Social Security Administration's list of most popular names by year. 

Hygge moment of the week: Watching the sparkle of night time powder snow

One of my pastimes, extending from childhood, is reading a dictionary or encyclopaedia. I write down favorite words either in the margins of my notes,(Word indicates look up later) or in a notebook. Pondering is my new description for spacing out. I love the word ponder. I am a ponderer!

Have a wonderful Week-end!
 
Buy new socks
Sing a song outdoors
Read about a new subject
Look around to reduce plastic use
Aromatherapy your indoor air space
Stretch, in moderation never to the point of pain
Dance to a television commercial

14 comments:

  1. I sometimes find good character names in old word origins.

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  2. Hi William,
    Thank you for the tip. I have a 20th century dictionary that might be helpful.

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  3. Sending supportive vibes about the diet, in the end you will stop noticing those tempting junky snacks!

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    1. Hi Jenny,
      I enjoyed your toy post.
      It's thise shiny packsges that are difficult to not notice. lol
      I continue to resist, though.

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  4. I read dictionaries as a kid also. Still like looking up the roots of words. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Debra, I hope the snow storm isn't horrid there.
      Find an old dictionary, turn of the century 1900ish. Words there can be fun to discover.

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  5. Good morning, thank you so much for visiting my blog-I am working really hard too to greatly reduce junk food. I love healthy food and I cook and bake that way but in the evenings I just want junk food-a hard habit for me to break.
    I love the word ponder
    enjoy your saturday-Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      I've been trying to snack on a few walnuts. Pickles in the evening can replace sweets especially eaten slowly. Flavored waters are good as well.

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    2. wow pickles is a great idea-thanks I have home canned ones

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    3. Kathy, There's also something about the vinegar balancing intestinal something.

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  6. We have imposed an end-of-January drastic reduction in junk food (and chocolate, alas). We were gifted with some nice goodies at Christmas and don't feel right not eating every last bit. I hate February anyway, so it's as good a month as any to cut out junk food! I love words too - no longer own a dictionary but make good use of google.

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    1. Hi Maryanne, It is a good thing to take care of holiday treats.
      February Valentine's candy, I have banned myself buying after holiday discounted candy.

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  7. You've reminded me that I do need to buy new socks. And I am also doing my best to reduce our use of plastic.

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    1. Hi Loree, Reducing plastic isn't as easy as it sounds.I started over a year ago, doing well,got lazy, and now starting over. Storage containers, those big plastic bins are a horror to stop using. Metal garbage cans take up awkward space.

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