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Jayniana Jones

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  1. It sounds like you are having quite a few wins. The kindle app on the phone is handy when waiting in lines or anywhere else where waiting happens. I’ve read many books in 2 minute increments. When I read for a half-hour some days I get fidgety. For your dogs, maybe setting the walk time small may be helpful for you to have more yeses. Some mornings my dogs get a ten or fifteen minute walk (no matter the weather) instead of 30+ minutes just because I decided we were going out the door no matter what. In the evenings my ankles hurt like crazy and I want to say no thanks to the walk, but then I look into their eyes... and... well I just have to say yes even though it could be just half a block because of pain. Video games are one of my weaknesses when I enjoy the game. I’ve had to use the oven timer to get me to stop playing because it requires me to get up to turn it off. Otherwise, I silence the timer (digital or analog doesn’t matter) and do “one more thing” in the game followed by one more thing or a repeat of what I tried to do before.
  2. I tossed a two years worth of old train magazines from eight years ago. I didn’t bother to look too closely because they haven’t been touched since we moved here. All of the diorama ideas can be found on the Internet these days.
  3. I have this skill/curse that I remember random details about people I meet. Booklet was adorable and I loved the name. I also remember your enthusiasm and enjoyed cheering you on. I fell out of the forums for a few years because of life rolls and injuries. The size of your book pile sounds like mine. I have about 90 books awaiting my attention on my Kobo and Kindle. I read quite a bit because I’m a writer. I tease my family about how their phone is connected to them and mine isn’t. However, I barely walk anywhere without one of my e-readers in my hands. Your outdoor chess game reminded me of Pixar’s short about Geri’s chess game. I adore Pixar short films. If you haven’t seen it, I think it’ll make you laugh. Youtube wouldn’t let me link to the file. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IYRC7g2ICg
  4. I think I wouldn’t mind Old Macdonald as a campaign ad for the first time. The problem is the song would get stuck in my head and I have a feeling the more annoying the more it will repeat. I majored in marketing communications in college. I love the my advertising and public relations courses because we studied a lot of old ad campaigns and history of the industry. It definitely changes how you look at ads around us. I fell off of my Spanish DuoLingo about a year ago when we moved from Wisconsin to Idaho. Although, as I type this I’m thinking it might be a useful thing to add into my day. All of my neighbors across the street are Hispanic. There are a few of the older ones that wave to me all the time, but when I try to talk to them they bring in a younger generation to speak to me. I’m not sure they understand my English well enough for conversation. My Spanish ability is limited to simple conversation and naming objects. Also it has to be spoken slowly or I’m lost. Maybe I can start a conversation with my neighbor by pointing at objects in her yard and naming them?
  5. A bittersweet moment just happened. I maintained the streak over the weekend, Monday, and today. The last items on the homeschool shelf have been put in the donation box or in the trash. Hooray for an open shelf. Tears (joy and sadness) for a big part of my life coming to an end. Now my next step for the homeschool donation box is to contact the local homeschool group to make a homeschool parent really happy with free curriculum and some poor homeschool student sad because the tortures of learning math, history, grammar, spelling, writing, and biology have come to their house free of charge. Haha.
  6. Nice job on sticking with your plan. I like how you make allotments for chocolate. I have a daily hot chocolate routine (1 1/4 c milk, 1 tsp sugar, 3 T cocoa) that I sometimes think I should ditch, but I enjoy it because I love chocolate. Were you spectating or playing in the baseball game. Either way, I hope you had fun.
  7. I’m following along. I hope things are slowing falling into place with your new apartment and things are getting better with your family. I admire your efforts on trying to get up at 5am. It’s rough when your body prefers a different schedule. Through all my experiments over the years, I’ve learned that any time before 6am messes me up. I don’t know if it’s psychological or not but even when I woke at 5am for many months in a row, my body quickly adapted back to its favorite schedule of 11pm-7am. I also needed less sleep when I stopped trying to fight it. However, if I don’t get 8 hours of sleep for even one night it’s enough to throw my entire sleep schedule off kilter until I make up the lost sleep. Enjoy the day.
  8. That’s hilarious you now have me watching old commercials. Haha. I’m super glad we don’t have to listen to some of those long singing campaign commercials though. It’s fun when we get sucked into our kids interest. I’ve learned so much trivia about things that I never expected because of it. Keep up the good progress on your stuff. What language are you learning in Duo?
  9. How are things going? I hope your shoulder is getting better and that you have nice weather on your end to get those seeds going.
  10. I’m following along. I thought I recognized you in your photo when you posted on my thread. I cheered you on for awhile during your first round. At the time you were making great progress and had just adopted Booklet. If I remember right you even tried Zumba? I don’t remember that for sure. Awesome on taking your dogs for a walk. They look happy. Furry friends are great motivators for getting outside. Mine don’t care where we go or how fast I move as long as we go.
  11. Update for last week: The Shrine of Meditation is becoming one of my favorite places to be. Some days I find it easy to sit still and be. Other days I squirm like a little kid forced to sit in the corner. Overall, I’m finding that it’s helping me navigate stress and worry easier. It’s definitely trickling in to other parts of my life. I‘ve meditated for 43 days in a row as of this post. The Shrine of Beginner Strength is humbling me. I logged my three days. My ego of what I used to be able to do is having problems with going back to beginner. Last week I tried too much too soon with my lower body workout and my ankle wasn’t impressed. I switched to a yoga for seniors program (I’m about 25 years from being a senior) but learned so many modifications for some of the floor poses. This helped me adapt the yoga for my broken ankle without pain. (I’m at the last stage of wearing the brace. I also have walked at least one mile each day. My evening walks usually require the aid of crutches because of the uneven ground. The Shrine of Fun is fun. Last Wednesday I participated in an in person figure drawing class. It was a hoot because I was really out of my comfort zone. First I learned I brought the wrong paper and was going to use the wrong pencil. The instructor was an very opinionated old guy. We had 90 seconds to draw the model in her different poses. The first few attempts I barely got her head and torso before the time was up. After fifteen minutes it shifted to 9 minutes and eventually worked up to three 20 minute slots. The instructor constantly corrected me about proportions and adjusting my lines. It felt so weird to stare at a person and then try to draw her. The last one was the only one the instructor complemented my drawing’s proportions (the last one he made me fill a 20x16 page with one drawing to learn to draw big). My drawings were better than stick people but you would never know that my drawing was a teenage girl. I loved the experience so much because I found it hard and signed up for the last two sessions in April and May. The floors of the Shrine for Cheering for others is a bit dusty. I’ve read updates via email but haven’t commented on posts. This is the next thing I plan to do. I hope everyone has a great week.
  12. Hey @ChesireWelcome back. I’m glad you tried Jon Kabat-Zinn. His voice is so soothing. I’ve listened to a few interviews with him and he talks the same way. Welcome. Glad you’re here. I have the same thoughts about BOTW. I want to replay it but I’m not sure it’ll have the same magic it had the first time around. I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the second one, if they ever get around to making it. On a few occasions I will start the game and just wander around to appreciate the beauty of it.
  13. Sweet. I’m glad you did the math so I didn’t have to. Speaking of math, I placed 5 homeschool math (pre-algebra, geometry, and algebra) books into the donation box. I graduate from my last senior year as homeschool teacher in May. So unless we adopt, I’m done with reviewing all the subjects we all learned in high school the first time.
  14. I was a bit slow in realizing that this was a daily challenge (mainly because I didn’t check in regularly). I started with today. My son is happy because I tossed four homeschool materials that can’t be donated.
  15. I’m following along again. I hope your shoulder gets feeling better. One thing I’ve done with points for my writing efforts to make them more valuable in my mind is to have a goal for the week (which represents the monster). Then I do what you did with a simple point system. At the end of the week, either I won or the monster did.
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