Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wheat: It's What's for Dinner

Years ago, the beef industry ran an ad campaign that said, "Beef: it's what's for dinner." I was recently going over my diet (and by "diet," I'm referring to the things I eat) and realized how much wheat I consume on a regular basis.

A lot of people believe that humans weren't meant to eat any grains whatsoever. I'm not going to get into that here, although I've begun reading The Primal Blueprint to see what it's about. In any case, I've suspected for a while that I'm sensitive to wheat, which makes my normal consumption appalling.

I like bread. I like pasta. I like cake, pie, brownies, and other baked goods. When I have eggs or meat, I like to make a sandwich. Even some cereals that aren't primarily wheat-based still contain wheat flour. It isn't easy to avoid, but I'm determined to cut back and see whether it makes a difference.

I just have no idea when that will be.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blank Books

I've always been drawn to blank books--you know, the pretty journal-type books you see in bookstores. They come in a wide variety of colors and designs, and the ones intended for writing purposes usually have lined pages. I'm partial to the ones with fabric or cloth covers, which were the first ones I ever started buying. It was hard to choose just one, so I would think about possible uses and then buy at least two.

Blank books are good for many things. You can keep one as a type of diary or journal in which to write your thoughts as they come to you. You can have one to keep track of expenses, another for lists of books you have read or want to read, and another for article topics, to name just a few ideas. They're large enough to be useful but small enough to fit inside all but the smallest purses as well as tote bags, briefcases, backpacks, and diaper bags.

When trying to come up with a name for this blog, I rejected a few ideas before Ellie's Blank Book came to me. Thinking it over, it just seemed right.

Welcome to Ellie's Blank Book

I have several blogs, but each one is a niche blog devoted to its own particular subject. I needed one where I could be free to write about anything and participate in blog hops and blogging challenges that didn't fit in with any of my existing blogs. That's why I decided to start yet another one.

Ellie's Blank Book is my latest and most versatile blog. It will be for blogging challenges, blog hops, and other cool posts so I don't have to miss out or temporarily change the focus of the others. Although I can still do some of the challenges on the others, most of them will be here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I've had quite a few problems with Blogger lately, and a quick search shows I'm far from the only one. Therefore, I decided to make a new blog to test out a few things. If this works, I can rename it later and use it instead of the one I originally intended to use.