A Quick Note

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It appears that in my blogging absence, my site has gotten so annoyed with me that it has stopped sending notifications of new comments. All of my comments, scattering to the wind like a blown dandelion. Well. How rude. And worse, I have no idea why.

My apologies for not replying if you expected one. I’ll keep a closer eye on things now that my work deadlines aren’t choking me, and The Assistant’s irregular summer schedule isn’t causing additional confusion.

If you need to reach me for any reason — you know, outside the comments, I can still be reached as betty at whatwouldbettydo dotcom. In spite of my silence, I’d love to hear from you!

Training: Going Slow

Slow Set Resistance Training Since January, I’ve been going to a personal trainer — twice weekly for the first four months, once a week for the last three – exclusively for slow sets. I really like the idea of the slow sets: count to eight on the extension, count to eight on the contraction. Very slow, very…

Don’t Try This At Home, Part 3

Cauliflower Pizza Crust It started with the Paleo-dieters, the ones who eat nothing but bacon and eggs for breakfast — but no carbs! Never carbs! — but then ordinary everyday people in my social media feeds were posting various recipes for how to turn a head of cauliflower into a low-carb pizza crust. And I…

Hi! I Miss You.

Slacker Blogger Offers Apology I have finally, FINALLY managed to find enough time in my week to cook new things. I haven’t yet managed to find time to post about these new things. Baby steps, people. I’m roughly 17% over capacity at this point, with no sign of things slowing down, which is terrible because…

My Second Fix

Last month, I talked about getting my first package, or “fix” from Stitch Fix. My second Fix arrived on Friday. What I Got I made detailed comments and notes after the first Fix, and my stylist, Ashley, made reference to them and my desire to have some new, non-wrinkle clothing for my upcoming business trip to Europe,…

“I Love My Kids, But…”

First let me apologize for being woefully behind on posting. This summer has kicked my butt, work-wise, and then the past three weekends involved a family getaway, a visit from my father and another trip to Seattle for the annual women’s fitness retreat that I attend each year. There’s been a distinct lack of time…

Oat Flour Yogurt Pancakes

Wheat-Free Oat Pancakes I should start by saying that we have no dietary issues with wheat. None of us are gluten free or have celiac symptoms. Nonetheless, it’s obvious that your standard batch of bleached all-purpose flour isn’t the most nutritionally dense food out there. That prompted me to do some research into flour alternatives…