darkfoxx

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  1. Week: 2, Friday Quarantine Status: Life is more-or-less returning back to some semblance of normal, with restrictions. Gyms are back on the table, malls are back to fully open, and restaurants for groups of 4 are a go. All masked and with social distancing. Nutrition Breakfast: Me-made semi-burnt bread + butter and jam Lunch: Two helpings of yesterday’s pasta with soujouk and kale - had a hungry lunch time Dinner: Skipped Snacks: Skipped Did I eat like an asshole? I started to, but didn’t force myself to eat dinner despite the huffing, puffing and semi guilt-tripping that was thrown my way for not eating to provide company Did anything try to kill me? Not especially Did I eat a vegetable? How much? Only about a third of a cup of kale Did I drink enough water? I think so Support and Connection Did I support my Herd? Yep Did I interact with “IRL” humans? Nope Feed My Sense Of Well-being What did I learn today? The stuff about the rail + more sewing stuff What was my project today? Cut the fabric for my project, flatlined, and started hand sewing. Activity This week’s projected schedule: Monday Slow Flow, Tuesday Functional Yoga, Wednesday Detox, Thursday Yin - walking to and from each class, ~20 mins each way Did I accomplish my fitness goal for the day? Yep! Didn’t have one and the rest was good.
  2. Week: 2, Thursday Quarantine Status: Life is more-or-less returning back to some semblance of normal, with restrictions. Gyms are back on the table, malls are back to fully open, and restaurants for groups of 4 are a go. All masked and with social distancing. Nutrition Breakfast: A half-burnt me-made roll with butter - did I tell y’all i burnt my first bread this week? Coincides with the first time I tried mixing wheat in the mix - I think it has even more taste, but could live without the burnt-ness. Lunch: The leftover pumpkin curry with kontjac noodles + the leftover rice Dinner: Leftovers scrounge - kale, soujouk sausage, rice pasta and a little butter Snacks: Sour cream & onion rice chips Did I eat like an asshole? Nope Did anything try to kill me? Some stabby but not bad Did I eat a vegetable? How much? Yep! About 2/3 of a cup of pumpkin with lunch and 1/3 cup of kale with dinner Did I drink enough water? Maybe? Support and Connection Did I support my Herd? Yep Did I interact with “IRL” humans? Nope. Saw them, did not interact. Feed My Sense Of Well-being What did I learn today? I had something for this, but have forgotten what it was. Friday’s thing is about how the rail brought the ubiquitous British fish & chips a thing. And just how much the ability to quickly get perishables to market fueled the ability to support the population boom necessary to fuel the industrial revolution. What was my project today? Printed and cut the Medium sized pattern for a second (gift) bedgown Activity This week’s projected schedule: Monday Slow Flow, Tuesday Functional Yoga, Wednesday Detox, Thursday Yin - walking to and from each class, ~20 mins each way Did I accomplish my fitness goal for the day? Yep! Class #4 is done and dusted. Walked to and from a great yin class filled with lots of hip stretches. DH went back to work today, so there was also a lot of time spent relaxing in front of documentaries on YouTube on the big screen. It was a nice change of pace. Up for this weekend: Our next Hunt A Killer box came in ACE Hardware/IKEA to finish off the patio area Hand sewing Not really holding out hope that new baby friends will want to have a catch up with or without games Saturday, but it would be nice
  3. Week: 2, Wednesday Quarantine Status: Life is more-or-less returning back to some semblance of normal, with restrictions. Gyms are back on the table, malls are back to fully open, and restaurants for groups of 4 are a go. All masked and with social distancing. Nutrition Breakfast: The last bun thing with a fried egg Lunch: The last of the leftover Thai-style curry with rice Dinner: Miso pumpkin curry bowl with shiritaki noodles Snacks: Kettle corn - not pictured Did I eat like an asshole? Nope Did anything try to kill me? Nope Did I eat a vegetable? How much? Yep! About a cup of pumpkin, okra and pepper at lunch and then another half cup or so of pumpkin at dinner Did I drink enough water? Maybe? Support and Connection Did I support my Herd? yep Did I interact with “IRL” humans? Still no Feed My Sense Of Well-being What did I learn today? I feel like I researched something, but I don’t remember what it was. Watched an episode of Victorian Farm detailing Edwardian cherry picking festivities in western England at the turn of the century. What was my project today? Decided I’m not finishing my peplum top. I kind of hate the bodice - I did a crap job with finishings and I wouldn’t wear it. I’ve also jacked the neckline up to the point it will never sit flat. And I don’t think I have enough fabric to cut another, so my first UFO is born. Activity This week’s projected schedule: Monday Slow Flow, Tuesday Functional Yoga, Wednesday Detox, Thursday Yin - walking to and from each class, ~20 mins each way Did I accomplish my fitness goal for the day? I did! Walked to and from Detox class. Which I was super grumpy about in the beginning but ended up liking despite it being hard. Instagram teenyboppers were dicking around in class, everyone was on their phones, the instructor is like 20, and she had intention flash cards - which is nice, but maybe a bit tone deaf when we’re supposed to be touching as little shit that isn’t getting disinfected as possible. Also tons of people clustering and chatting. So, I was hella annoyed. And this instructor hates turning the a/c on - I think she actually taught the very last class I went to in the satellite gym before giving up on it completely because it’s a little oven. Class was actually good though, once I calmed my ass down. I’m glad I went. Even though I was sweaty and gross. Don’t think I did much more than that yesterday - it was DH’s last day at home. We almost finished Dark and are super confused about it. Started Mandalorian. Typed up some recipes.
  4. I’ve been confused with the fresh whole fruit as to whether it’s durian or jackfruit before too - they sell both at the groceries here and I think they look similar.
  5. Week: 2, Tuesday Quarantine Status: Life is more-or-less returning back to some semblance of normal, with restrictions. Gyms are back on the table, malls are back to fully open, and restaurants for groups of 4 are a go. All masked and with social distancing. Nutrition Breakfast: Skipped Lunch: Early lunch out with DH at one of our favorite breakfast spots - had a club sandwich (- cheese + fried egg) and fries Dinner: My first stab at making jackfruit - turned it into a semi-carnitas tacos thing. Wasn’t wholly successful (my texture was off) but it wasn’t bad Snacks: None, strangely Did I eat like an asshole? Not especially; a few too many fries, but other than that an appropriate amount Did anything try to kill me? Not terribly Did I eat a vegetable? How much? I don’t think jackfruit counts as a veggie, so .. none Did I drink enough water? More than yesterday at least Support and Connection Did I support my Herd? yes Did I interact with “IRL” humans? Not really Feed My Sense Of Well-being What did I learn today? Things on thimbles and other sewing things What was my project today? Animal Crossing and finished felling the seam of my two peplum pieces. Activity This week’s projected schedule: Monday Slow Flow, Tuesday Functional Yoga, Wednesday Detox, Thursday Yin - walking to and from each class, ~20 mins each way Did I accomplish my fitness goal for the day? I did! Functional class was more scapula work and it was great. Walked to class and then DH picked the dogs and me up afterward. Also had extra walks - lunch was 3/4 of the way to yoga; walked there and back with DH. Also miracle of all miracles started the day off with house cleaning - because DH jumped right in there and got to work. I took time to enjoy my coffee first, and then joined in. It was a nice accomplishment for the day, and he also got the second batch of privacy screen thing up on the porch. We still need a quarter of a bag to finish - which figures - can’t be that easy. Patio was also nice and hosed off and the dog area was cleaned better than I usually clean it. Lols. And as to be expected, the dogs found the space where there is no guard and just poked their heads out to yell at children enjoying the pool next door. Ass heads. Here I was, thinking maybe we could get away with not spending the extra cash on a bunch of extra screen we then have to store somewhere. Nope. They were both out there yelling.
  6. Week: 2, Monday Quarantine Status: Life is more-or-less returning back to some semblance of normal, with restrictions. Gyms are back on the table, malls are back to fully open, and restaurants for groups of 4 are a go. All masked and with social distancing. Nutrition Breakfast: Peanut butter and jelly rolls, which was maybe a bit too heavy before yoga Lunch: Grocery sushi Dinner: Beyond burger & sweet potato chips Snacks: Sour cream & chive rice cracker things Did I eat like an asshole? Ish. Breakfast was a bit too heavy to be hanging out upside down. Was hungry hungry before and after dinner. Did anything try to kill me? Not especially. Some stabby stabby randomly throughout the day but nothing big Did I eat a vegetable? How much? Noooooooooooope Did I drink enough water? Nope. Was hella thirsty before bed but had sleepy pups so didn’t bother to get up Support and Connection Did I support my Herd? Yep Did I interact with “IRL” humans? Ish. I saw them at yoga at least. I should make eye contact while at yoga a point again. Feed My Sense Of Well-being What did I learn today? Hmmm. Dunno. What was my project today? Animal Crossing, but late - didn’t pick my game up until like 5. Activity This week’s projected schedule: Monday Slow Flow, Tuesday Functional Yoga, Wednesday Detox, Thursday Yin - walking to and from each class, ~20 mins each way Did I accomplish my fitness goal for the day? Yep! Walked to and from my slow flow class, which was great. We worked on chest openers and shoulders again - and in completely different ways than last week. I hate to say it because I really loved my other instructor and am planning on taking more classes with her, but I Ike this instructor’s take on Slow Flow even more. This is the instructor whose classes I was previously terrified of attending because he’s like 9 feet tall and a dude. I think I also first took a vinyasa class by him and it was a check my current fitness level could not cash. Gimme a couple more months of this class and maybe I’ll be back up and ready to go on that.
  7. OMFG BIG RED. I miss Big Red - and red Faygo. Haven’t had the actual sugar variety of either in years and years, but used to have cases of diet red pop sent to me every so often in college by my stepmother Ooh. So. Saw something last night on one of my Facebook groups about proper bbq brisket ... so of course I now feel the need to go on a bbq journey. Probably of disappointment - but there are like 4 places that made the list of known bbqy/brisket spots - and of course 2 look to be instagram heavy and have big claims. 1 is a vat of margarita kind of place that would be tolerable were it not for the smoke smell (if for nothing else, prime people watching). Maybe one of those damn places has non short rib ribs. Truth, though I feel like I’m leaving the house an awful lot lately.
  8. Weekend was fine - food hasn’t been the best, but it’s been tasty at least. Friday was a trip to the government-sponsored alcohol store (and a wait in the car since they’re still strictly limiting the amount of people allowed inside) followed by a hunt for lunch. We usually go to an Indian place out that way, but since Covid haven’t seen it in months - of course it’s now closed for renovations (or just permanently; things here close for reno and then never open back up) - luckily, they have another branch - so we went to the new outpost. It was fantastic. Our game night people are otherwise tied up with a new baby and travel, so it’s been just us this weekend. DH got about half of the new screen thing up on the patio and it looks great. Next weekend it’s off to get some more pots and fake plants to mix in with the real ones to finish this space off. I’d love to do some other decoration things, but everything has to be wind-resistant, able to be hosed off when it’s covered in sand, and resistant to dog interference. I feel like we did something else on Saturday, but I’m not remembering what. Watched Bad Times at the El Royale and maybe didn’t leave the house? Sunday we mall walked and grabbed some more whiskey glasses. Had lunch out at a Qatari place. Forgot to take pics of the mannequins populating the tables to help with social distancing. They were amusing - a mix of Western and local dress - with one long constant advertisement for the mall and this new normal on the big screen (the mall has a central restaurant hub - that portion is shaped like a spoked wheel - with central circular stage topped by Jumbotrons on all sides where tumbling troupes, kids chorale and other entertainments are usually sprinkled throughout the day - on off times there’s usually Nature scenes or mosque tours backed by Lindsey Stirling on the televisions). Came home and thought about playing a game last night - didn’t make it. Ordered Mickey D’s for dinner. This “last hurrah” of fat boy food (DH’s words) is dragging on. He’s back in the gym next week, so we should both be able to get on a better track. Ooh. Picked up some jackfruit, so I’ll get to experiment with that this week. Remembered Saturday: we hit the grocery for cocktail supplies and Caribou for a nice coffee and light breakfast out. Dinner was delivery Mexican that was less successful than previous orders from the same place. Apparently, their beef is tasteless and the beefy burritos kind of suck. I think the Barbacoa was lamb - it was also hella boring. Classes have been booked for the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. DH is still home for at least half of that - and I’m going anyways (which is a good marker that change is ready to happen - jealously guarding our time together is a good excuse to not go when he’s home). Animals have been crossed; I’ve been spotty on which day is which so I’ve not really been sewing or coloring - mostly YouTubing and Animal Crossing while DH plays CoD unless there was somewhere to go.
  9. As we slide into this next challenge cycle, the place I live is on the cusp of entering Phase 3 of reopening. According to the Ministry, Phase 3 will include: Medium-sized gatherings of less than 40 people allowed 54 mosques reopening for Friday prayers Low-risk inbound flights for returning residents Driving schools opened Playgrounds and skate parks opened Team trainings in groups of under 40, amateur sporting events with no spectators Hospitals operating at 80% capacity Nurseries and childcare facilities opened All malls open full hours; souqs and wholesale markets open with restrictions Restricted restaurants open with gradually increased capacity Gyms, health clubs, pools, beauty parlors, spas and hairdressers open at 50% capacity What I’m looking forward to is my yoga studio(s) opening back up, the probable return of IRL Tuesday coffee group, and maybe changing my haircut up eventually - when I find a new hairdresser I like. I was in the middle of finding one that I liked who was sticking around; aaaand who knows who is still here after months of being out of work. So we shall see. I most likely won’t actually get a haircut scheduled for the first month open; my salon is popular and I can imagine they will be packed to the rafters. What this means for me: A potential gradual rejoining of the flow of at least somewhat “normal” life (or whatever you call what I had Before Corona). We won’t be traveling for a bit yet and 2/3 of my friends have scattered to the winds, but it will be good to rebuild myself a new-new-new normal for a bit. I plan on hitting the yoga studio as much as I can fit into the schedule I’m liable to make happen (read: morning classes that aren’t too early), have a once-weekly scheduled social outing over breakfast, maaaaaaaaybe plan a wine by the pool day with a girlfriend, and maaaaaaaybe go out to dinner with DH. This will also mean a return to taking Ubers all over creation; yay, during the heat of the summer. Fingers crossed that I get better Ubers with adequately-powered air cons. As such, my goals are shifting a bit for this cycle as I find my footing for the umpteenth time. Goal 1: Nutrition. Always nutrition This goal is largely the same: don’t eat like an asshole, don’t eat things that I know are going to cause gastric distress, and eat moar veggies. Actually kind of happy that buffets aren’t returning and that a chunk of my ‘let’s go eat a ton of shit and drink all day’ friends have bounced. That will help re: not eating like an asshole. Goal 2: Physical Movement I need more of this in my life. Go do yoga as much as I can make work with my actual schedule (I have 1 set social thing I could actually be late to but hate being late so won’t), the schedule I tell myself I have (100% have to be home in the evenings because DH is), and the schedule I can commit to without anxiety paralysis (anything between 10am & 4pm except Tuesday, when even 4pm is a stretch but I make happen). Goal 3: Creativity Outlets I still need to keep this up because I like it and it’s good for me to actually accomplish things. Currently planned projects include: another bed gown, another quilt, finishing my peplum top, finishing more of my fake lace, a corset, fixing or remaking my walking skirt because the damn hook and eye closure came off (the last of it while I was walking around the mall - so I held my skirt shut behind my back while I continued shopping for half the afternoon. Don’t think I remembered to tell y’all about that hilarity), maybe another article of clothing - probably yet another dress - maybe pants instead. Depends. Also planning on continuing with Animal Crossing, just maybe not for hours every day; maybe quick check-ins on the days I leave the house + longer on days I don’t. Depends on how draining leaving the house turns out to be. Shoehorning in-person being social is going to be incredibly draining for a bit, I’m certain. I need to find ways to deal with that drain that isn’t just watching hours of true crime and historical documentaries on YouTube while semi-napping on the couch. Yoga, man. Yoga. Build some shit on my island. And that’s it. Not terribly different than the goals I’ve had for the last while, but some new challenges to navigate and minor course-corrections to help with that.